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UT Health Certified Community Health Worker I - Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Certified Community Health Worker I - Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Clinical Professionals

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 200000W5

UTHealth Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is hiring Community Health Worker I as part of the state-wide initiative, TexasChild Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC) , which is dedicated to

enhancing the state’s ability to address the mental health care needs of its

children and adolescents through collaboration with health-related institutions

of higher education.

The Community Health Worker I will support the TexasChild Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) initiative

specifically which provides schools with access to behavioral health

telemedicine services for at-risk students identified to need initial

behavioral health intervention and/or assessment, and, if necessary,

referral to community-based providers.

In this unique role, the Community Health Worker will work in coordination with physicians, social workers, and school personnel to interview patients that have been

enrolled or are being asked to enroll in TCHATT.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Establishesrapport with patients and families that are enrolled or that are being asked toenroll in TCHATT. Motivate patients to be active, engagedparticipants in their health care.

  2. Responsiblefor collecting patient information such as that required to register for andparticipate in the programand reporting back to the care team.

  3. Contactspatient and/or their legal guardian or identified family member to schedulesite and/or clinical visits.

  4. Gatherinformation about patient’s home environment that may be affecting theircondition. Home visits may be required.

  5. Helppatients and their parents utilize resources in their area and assist withapplications for eligible programs.

  6. Coachpatients and their parents in effective management of their chronic healthconditions and follow-up with healthcare plans and instructions.

  7. Documentsand activities and provides needed follow-up on treatment plans in person onsite or by phone with the patient and/or their parents and reports back to thecare team as to whether or not the treatment plan was followed.

  8. Continuouslyexpands knowledge and understanding of youth, family, and community needs,resources, services, and programs available.

  9. Maintainsconfidentiality per HIPAA and FERPA guidelines in regards to patientinformation.

  10. Performsother duties as assigned.


• Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) – Certified CHW

• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

• Must have ability to perform complex and diverse administrative duties that involve application of procedures and demonstrate appropriate judgment within the CHW scope of work.

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or GED.

Minimum Experience:

One (1) year of relevant work experience in health, social worker or education. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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