Oregon Health & Science University

Community Research Liaison / Linkage Specialist

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience, education and internal equity. Minimum: $ 39,333, Midpoint: $ 49,171, Maximum: $ 59,010
There may be opportunities to travel for community engagement, OODH presentations, or other professional development purposes.
Job requires telework and occasional in-person team meetings. Evening or early morning work may also be required on very rare occasions.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Oregon Office on Disability and Health (OODH) is a CDC-funded program to promote health equity and well-being of people with disabilities. The work of OODH is guided by the values of health equity, accessibility and inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, community partnership, and learning. We envision a future that is accessible, welcoming, and inclusive of all people with disabilities in Oregon. This vision extends beyond the individuals and their families to benefit entire communities.

Function/Duties of Position

This position will be responsible for linking adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to needed preventive health care and health promoting services, and for building community relationships to support those linkages.

Primary duties of the position include:

  • Foster relationships and contribute to new partnerships with community organizations and leaders, particularly in Latino and Native American communities, to respond to needs within the context of the project. Collaborate with communities to develop culturally-appropriate tools that support linking to preventive health care, health promotion, and other services/
  • Enroll participants, provide them with health education, link them to resources, and conduct follow-up assessments.
  • Collect evaluation data from project participants.
  • Contribute to design and content of both an internal directory of health care and health promoting resources and a health resource navigation guide for use by case management entities and other organizations, with a focus on integrating community-based perspectives of navigating care.

*Note:  This will be a one year position with possibility of extension dependent of funding.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in relevant field OR Associates AND 3 years of relevant experience OR 4 years of relevant experience OR Equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience (personal or professional) with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Strong community networking and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to health equity
  • Understanding of healthcare systems and barriers to care
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • High level of organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Community Health Worker or Certified Prevention Specialist license.
  • Experience in case management, care coordination, traditional or community health work, or complex systems navigation.
  • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred
  • Experience (personal or professional) with Latino or Native American communities.

Additional Details

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*Note:  This will be a one year position with possibility of extension dependent of funding.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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