Community Health Worker (QMHP)

Job Number: 21-1037-11688

Job Summary: The Community Health Worker (CHW) will represent Integral Care in the community providing outreach and education about the Community Health Worker role to stakeholders. CHW will promote communication and understanding between community members and providers, increase the use of health services in a community, improve adherence to health recommendations, and even decrease emergency services. The CHW will help families in the community understand and recognize early signs of mental illness and substance use disorder, encourage community members to get appropriate screenings for behavioral health conditions and hold group workshops on mental wellbeing.

Community Health Worker (CHW) position will be located in the community and in settings where individuals receive services and live. Interventions and services may be in the community or the office and may require the use of a personal vehicle. CHW will assist individuals with navigation and accessing resources that promote a healthy lifestyle per the Social Determinants of Health. CHW will work with individuals in developing skills necessary to manage symptoms, obtain/maintain services such as medical care, nutritional assistance, financial assistance, transportation, legal assistance, housing, or other resources. Individuals served at this level are assessed for crisis services as needed. CHW will promote, maintain, and improve the health of individuals by providing informal counseling and education specific to the individual's needs. CHW will be responsible for providing recovery-focused, person-centered care with a trauma-informed perspective. For individuals enrolled in care, the CHW will work closely with the treatment teams to promote care continuity and address gaps in overdue labs and screenings, hospital follow-up care, and access to other services. CHW will be working under an LPHA that provides ongoing evaluation and oversight of all assessments, diagnoses, and treatment.

Education: 

Required:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field.

Preferred:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field.

Licenses:

  • Current and valid Driver's License and a clean driving record.
  • Center certification (QHMP-CS) to perform case management. (This certification will be provided by Integral Care if educational requirements are met.)

Hours: Full-Time; Monday - Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

Salary: Starting Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) salary is $38,479-$40,739 based on education, but internal applicants are subject to Integral Care's QMHP career ladder.

Sign-on incentive: Integral Care looking to grow our teams with talented and caring people just like you. Currently, we are offering a $2,000 sign-on incentive for all newly hired employees! All newly hired employees will receive $1,000 on their first paycheck and $1,000 on the paycheck following their six-month anniversary.

Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis County residents for the past 50 years. As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 

  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 403(b) retirement account

  • 401(a) employer contribution retirement account

  • Gold's gym membership discount

  • Mileage reimbursement

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)

QMHP Keywords: Qualified Mental Health Professional, QMHP, Case Manager, Rehabilitation Specialist, Service Coordinator, Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Specialist, Social Worker