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Community Health Worker

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The Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Community Health Worker – Research.  The incumbent will take part in the following key roles:

1) Recruit and screen potential participants in clinical and community-based settings;
2) Participate in required training certification in the Strong Minds intervention, including conducting practice and pilot cases;
3) Deliver the Strong Minds intervention as part of a National Institutes of Health-funded research trial. This 10-session psychoeducational intervention is focused on improving mental health symptoms for Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese and English-speaking patients, and can be delivered in person and by phone;
4) Participate in weekly supervision calls and take part in quality control of sessions to ensure continuous training and fidelity to the intervention;
5) Collect and maintain audio-recordings and track and upload materials for participants;
6) Work with research staff to follow up with intervention patients who have been hard to reach and Interact with a care manager who can provide referrals to patients who require additional social or physical services;
7) Maintain a caseload of 10-12 participants at a time;
8) Take part in other activities as needed to support the clinical trial.

Qualifications include:

Self-starter with excellent communication skills.
Bilingual Spanish/English or Bilingual Mandarin/Cantonese/English – native level of fluency required
Ability to work well as a member of a team
Interest in address mental healthcare disparities
Willingness to learn new technology
Attention to detail

 

Minimum of Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

This 20-hour a week position will travel between clinics based in Boston, North of Boston, Quincy, and/or Lowell. The research team is based at the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Apply to position 3094773 on the MGH website https://www.massgeneral.org/careers/jobsearch.aspx

 

To apply for this job please visit www.massgeneral.org.