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Health Promoter HRSA

Location:Laredo, TX
Salary Range:DOE
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Paid Time-Off (PTO), Holiday, Health/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability, 403b Retirement Plan
Employment Type:Full Time
Positions Needed:1
Description:The Health Promoter is responsible for providing outreach and education services within the scope of a given project in order to meet program requirements. The position requires strong interpersonal skills to make connections and build relationships with the target patient base. The Health Promoter works collaboratively with other departments at Gateway as well as other community-based agencies with the purpose making the critical linkages to health information and services for community members. As an advocate for community health the Health Promoter also works to educate the general public on the services available at Gateway and eligibility requirements. The Health Promoter is involved in direct recruitment of participants for their specific project, monitoring their progress through the program and reporting to the Department Manager.
Duties:• Participates and attends community events such as health fairs and community forums.
• Conducts community presentations and other needed outreach to reach the target population.
• Works closely with the Health Educator to implement Mental Health Education and Substance Use
Prevention Project activities.
• Participates in mandatory trainings and update meetings related to the project to build and maintain current knowledge base of awareness and prevention in the specific area of health addressed by the project.
• Maintains documentation of activities, and assists in tracking data related to classes and project activities.
• Assists Health Educator to ensure that project goals and objectives are met.
• Maintains inventory of health education/outreach materials necessary to conduct outreach efforts
and to supply internal providers and other Gateway staff as needed.
• Attends and participates in all appropriate Gateway staff meetings, work groups, etc., as directed.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:• Graduate from an accredited high school or GED program.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
• Minimum one-year outreach experience working with community-based agencies.
• Must possess means of transportation.
• Must have a current valid Texas driver’s license and minimum liability insurance.


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