University of Rochester Health Project Counselor in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 006 Social Work Division SMH


General Description:

The community health worker provides tracking, and outreach services to Emergency Department patients who are identified as uninsured, no utilization of primary care or low utilization of primary care in order to encourage their linkage with a primary care physician/practitioner, gain enrollment in health insurance, support patient confidence in understanding and self-management of personal health condition(s), improve provider to provider communication and provide supportive assistance to assessing appropriate care. Hours may include days, evenings, weekends and overnights.


The Community Health Worker must as a minimum have a high school diploma or an equivalent accomplishment in literacy, arithmetic skills, knowledge of social and government organization, etc. . An AAS degree and/or experience in a service-related field are preferred. In addition, the Community Health Worker must demonstrate good interpersonal skills as well as verbal, and written communication skills, capacity to use Microsoft Office Word and Excel database, strong organizational skills, capacity to operate with significant independence, self-motivation, empathy, acceptance of and interest in a diverse client population, ability to respond supportively and with persistence to the client families and show understanding of the community, and ability to maintain project records. The ability to work well and flexibly with a variety of individuals is needed.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Health Project Counselor

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 210777

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time