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Community Health Worker

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Community Health Worker
Requisition Number RE27570
Working Title Community Health Worker
Department Name 7H023:KENTUCKY COMMUNITY CANCER PROG
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 38
Salary Range $12.50-18.67/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

HS

Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification

None

Physical Requirements

Sitting for extended periods of time; lifting up to 50 lbs.; computer and telephone work.

Shift

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, some evenings and weekends may be required.

Job Summary

The Markey Cancer Center is recruiting a Community Health Worker which will be part of the Community Impact Office. This person will establish and maintain relationships and partnerships with community organizations to promote health equity. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the African American population of the greater Lexington area. This candidate will form collaborations with African American community leaders and other stakeholders to identify community needs and priorities related to cancer and health equity. This person will conduct outreach and engagement activities to promote cancer prevention, screening to help improve health outcomes among African Americans and undeserved communities. S/he will advocate and link/refer people to needed services, including screenings, clinical trials, patient education, and survivorship.

To be considered for this position, you must full complete the online application, then upload both a cover letter and your resume.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

MS Windows (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

At least 2 years of related experience preferred.

Deadline to Apply 05/16/2021
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2021-04-23 Expires: 2021-05-23

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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