Temporary Violence Prevention Community Health Worker - 10543BR

Temporary Violence Prevention Community Health Worker

Bureau of Child Research
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Center for Community Health and Development is seeking part-time (20-30 hours weekly) Violence Prevention Community Health Workers (VPCHW) for the Kansas City, KS Youth Violence Prevention Project (KCK-YVP2). The position is a four-year project funded by the Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and Human Services Center for Community Health & Development at the University of Kansas (KU CCHD) (http://communityhealth.ku.edu). This is a Temporary position.

Note: This position requires flexibility to work some evenings & weekends, a reliable car and valid driver’s license.

Job Description

The VPCHW will provide both individual and group-based services and supports to assist in addressing risk factors of youth project participants and their families. The VPCHW will be employed by the University of Kansas (KU), but co-located in the office space of community partners, including with the schools, hospital, and community corrections. The KU CCHD provides a supportive working environment, competitive benefits, and the opportunity to work with a committed team and community partners. In addition, specific duties include:
  1. 40% - Provide case plan, mentoring and advocacy services in the school, home and community to support youth participants (ages 13-19) and their families in developing and implementing a personal health and academic plan; Broker resources, referrals and supports for implementing the youth and family case plans to address health, academic, and personal goals.
  2. 20% - Respond to hospital and community referrals regarding injury and violence incidences involving youth from or in the priority zip code areas in northeast KC, KS. Conduct visits in the hospital and home and maintain follow-up contact with participants and families.
  3. 20% - Provide in-school services and supports (e.g., conflict resolution training).
  4. 10% - Document consistently and accurately in written and computerized records all contacts with participants and program partners.
  5. 10% - Assist in violence prevention efforts for the project and/or with other partners, and support other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  1. High School Diploma or GED required.
  2. Experience working with or serving youth in Wyandotte County evidenced by work history.
  3. Experience working with diverse populations across racial and ethnic groups and socioeconomic status evidenced by application materials.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team and work well with supervision, evidenced by application materials.
  5. Highly organized and detail-oriented; Punctual & extremely reliable.
  6. Experience communicating and presenting effectively to individuals and groups, evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Personal experience in overcoming violence/ violence-related injuries and or involvement with the criminal justice system.
  2. Bachelor’s degree or four years’ experience working with community groups and/or youth organizations.
  3. Experience and familiarity with using computers and computer programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to learn new computer software and applications.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please submit an online application and include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references. The cover letter and resume/curriculum vita should clearly indicate how you meet required and/or preferred qualifications. Review of applications begins 12/19/17 and will continue until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by 12/18/17 at midnight.

Contact Information to Applicants

Michelle Kampfer, mkampfer@ku.edu, 785-864-4649

Advertised Salary Range

minimum $12.50 hr

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Bureau of Child Research
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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