The Department of Neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center is currently seeking a Variable Hours Officer (VHO). The VHO position will be focus on the Wellness Center, which is home to Columbia’s Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Institute called ‘InTOuCH.’ This program recruits trusted members of churches from West and Central Harlem to complete an 8-week, certified CHW training curriculum. The Community Health Worker (CHW) alumni of this program will be responsible for supporting an initiative to increase access to depression screening among African American church members. They will support recruitment, depression screening, delivery of study intervention, and follow-up of study participants in these faith-based settings.
The VHO will work directly with church leadership, community health worker champion, and faculty from the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. They will support the implementation of depression screening in Central & West Harlem; offering mental health treatment referrals, and providing Motivational Interviewing to church members.
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