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University of Rochester Health Project Counselor - 216988 in Rochester, New York

Health Project Counselor Job ID 216988

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 006 Psychiatry M&D Research


8 AM-5 PM


Position Summary:

Provide preventive and treatment services to high risk enrolled peer patients to address the needs of individuals recently released from incarceration. Supplement primary care with services to reduce Substance Use (SUD) and Mental Health disorders and trauma that impact health and access to health care.

Provide service to project enrolled patients directed at identifying and prioritizing patient concerns/problems impacting the quality of their lives, promote and support the patients' engagement in services that address their concerns.


Clinical Services

  • Meet with enrolled participants in group or individual settings to conduct peer interventions that focus on facilitating access to health and social/community services and prevention/treatment of chronic health care conditions, in the context of re-entry from incarceration or other recent justice involvement. Employee will be trained in and utilize evidence-based approaches to assist patients in identifying and prioritizing problems that impact their well-being.

  • Create working relationships with primary care providers, an interdisciplinary team, and community-based programs to provide coordinated care strategies to engage patients in identifying problems that impact them and assist them in addressing these problems .

  • Assist patients in formulating health action care plans addressing problems according to their choices, in line with Transitions program practices

  • Document activities in electronic medical record and team tracking materials

    Research Services

  • Work with the Transitions research team to complete research certification, recruit participants, strictly perform interventions according to training , and help in performing follow-up research measures.

  • Document research activities according to team standards, including recording and transfer to safe storage site.


    High School education or an equivalent accomplishment in literacy, arithmetic skills, knowledge of social and government organization, etc. Some positions may require facility with a foreign language. Some employment or other experience which has demonstrated ability to work effectively with others and to accept responsibility for confidential and sensitive matters. Successful completion of in-service orientation, on-the-job training and/or a complementary observed experience term, as applicable.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Willingness to represent our program and collaborate with community agencies is required. Must be able to drive, own a car, and be willing to seek out participants in various community locations, including home, transitional housing, jail, or court if needed. Excellent computer skills with Word and are required and must know or be willing to learn how to manage Outlook for scheduling and email, as well as Excel.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled