Community Health Liaison- Part-Time - Project HALT (REMOTE)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Community Health Liaison- Part-Time - Project HALT (REMOTE)

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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Category: Clinical Professionals

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 240001Q6

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are looking for a Casual/ Hourly Community Health Liaison to join the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX, or the surrounding area. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a project focused on supporting individuals at risk for homelessness. Project HALT will focus on the science of preventing homelessness. Clients exiting the emergency department will be screened for imminent homelessness, provided resources, and/or engaged in homeless diversion services. In this position, you will screen clients, administer assessments, and provide homeless navigation services. Work is almost entirely remote but some limited in-person activities (e.g., a monthly meeting) may be required. A strong preference for individuals who speak Spanish fluently (approximately 80% of clients are Spanish-speaking) and have a background or history with psychology or social services.

Once you join us you won't want to leave . It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Call potential participants to assess interest and eligibility

  • Conduct a telephonic assessment of background and needs

  • Provide homeless diversion navigation services.

  • Record client responses and job activities in a data management system

  • Attend team meetings

  • Other related duties as assigned

Certification/Skills:

  • Bilingual – Spanish/English preferred

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal

Preferred:

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage a complex schedule

  • Cultural sensitivity in working with diverse communities including ability to develop rapport with diverse individuals

  • Ability to work independently

  • Comfort with technology and data entry

  • Equipment will be provided but stable internet and a quiet environment will be needed for those who work from home

Minimum Education:

  • High school degree or equivalent.

Preferred Experience:

  • Background or interest in psychology, homeless or social services

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

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.