OPS Community Health Worker - UF Health Cancer Center

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Mar 15, 2023
Part Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Classification Title:

OPS – Time Limited

Job Description:

As a Community Health Worker (CHW) in our Office of Community Outreach & Engagement (COE), you will be responsible for providing relevant and timely resources and information directly to community members to improve health behaviors targeted at preventing cancer, as well as provide resources for those diagnosed with cancer, family members, and other cancer caregivers as a liaison between the COE and the communities across our catchment area.

This is a community-facing, professional position, ideal for candidates with experience or an interest in community health and developing a career as a professional CHW. Individuals in these roles are critical to forming relationships of trust between the Center, clinics, and the community and essential to addressing cancer-related health disparities in our communities.

In your new role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Forming community partnerships to direct service support, educational materials, and clinical navigation activities to the community in support of locally tailored programming.
  • Conducting outreach in community-based settings to raise awareness of COE initiatives and Project Continuity services and other UFHCC opportunities for care.
  • Promoting and implementing current health centered programming as well as developing and establishing new community health educational programs.
  • Coordinating community-based referrals, advocating for identified community needs, and distributing health information, home-based screening kits, and other resources throughout the community.
  • Participating in ongoing CHW, chronic disease, cancer-prevention trainings, and professional development opportunities in pursuit of a Florida accredited CHW certification.

This position reports to our Assistant Director of Clinical-Community Navigation as part of our larger Office of Community Outreach & Engagement. Selected candidates will be expected to achieve their CCHW certification within 6 months of hire, with training and support from the COE. A complete job description will be provided to candidates selected for interview.

Expected Salary:

$25.00 – $28.00, hourly; Commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant healthcare experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid Florida Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Associate’s Degree in Basic Sciences, Health Sciences, or similarly relevant field.
  • Certification as a Medical Assistant, LPN, or similar with community health experience.
  • General familiarity with the community resources, social services, and healthcare systems in rural communities, specifically focused on central and north-central Florida.
  • Demonstrated experience with community-based advocacy services and the willingness to act as a community advocate.
  • Professional experience working with diverse ethnic, socio-economic, and educational populations in a community health and/or clinical environment.


  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently, interact professionally, and utilize effective writing and organizational skills.
  • Forward-thinking mentality, actively seeking opportunities and proposing creative solutions with strong decision-making capability.
  • Demonstrated integrity, dependability, sound judgment, teamwork and resourcefulness to establish and maintain collaborative, positive and effective working relationships with multiple internal and external partners.
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and critical staff, both internally and externally, through a variety of communication mediums and venues.
  • Exceptional customer service with a professional, trustworthy, approachable demeanor and strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability and desire to work with a broad range of people and appreciate a culturally diverse organization.


  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, especially proof-reading and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding and effective use of Emotional Intelligence strategies and skills.
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills with internal and external stakeholders to strategically plan deliver assigned projects.
  • Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Ability to properly demonstrate and communicate health education and/or self-monitoring activities.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Multiple part time roles will be filled through this requisition. Individuals hired into these roles will be expected to work up to 20 hours per week and will engage with the community directly in the course of their work.

Applicants must upload a copy of the following documents to be considered for this position:

  • Cover Letter or Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • List of Three Professional References

This is a time limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No