Outreach Worker II

College Station, Texas

Texas A&M University

Job Title

Outreach Worker II

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Colonias

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Colonias Program was founded in 1991 by State Legislature and is housed within the College of Architecture. Our mission is to develop and deliver solutions to enhance the quality of life for residents living in colonias and economically distressed areas in Texas. These are residents living without one or more of the major infrastructure such as potable water, paved roads, sewage system, storm drainage, and/or electricity. The TAMU Colonias Program, through an asset-based participatory community development approach, builds the capacity of local residents to actively participate in creating sustainable solutions to local challenges.

What we want

The Outreach Worker II will work in coordination with the Colonias Program to educate and provide SARS-CoV-2/ COVID-19 educational resources to participants in targeted communities regarding testing, vaccines, and prevention practices. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

This is a temporary, part-time position. Must commit to work on the project up to 19 hours a week, including some weekends. Must be able to travel around the community to discuss testing, vaccines, and prevention practices.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma or GED, or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two (2) years of relevant work or significant volunteer experience in community health, social worker or education
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have the ability to perform complex and diverse administrative duties that involve application of procedures and demonstrate appropriate judgment within the CHW scope of work
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Must be Bilingual (Spanish/English)
Preferred Licenses and Certifications:
  • Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Certified CHW
  • Class C Driver's License
Responsibilities:
  • Community Support - Establishes rapport with individuals in targeted communities that are being asked to participate in the project. Motivates individuals to get all members of their family tested and promote testing to others in their community. Informs individuals about the availability and resources for COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Meetings - Attends weekly meetings to report back to the team on the outreach initiative and update material to include new COVID-19 information.
  • Training - Attends training with all project team members to continuously expand knowledge and understanding of SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, community needs, resources, services and programs available.
  • Documentation - Works with the team to document recruitment and education activities. Creates reports for supervisor.
  • Outreach - Conducts outreach, models healthy behaviors, and coaches community members in effective prevention practices to reduce risk of infection.
  • Other Duties - Performs other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Posted: 01/28/2022