Data Collector - Part-Time - Project HALT (REMOTE)

Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 22305

      What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

      We are looking for a Casual/ Hourly Data Collector to join the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX, or the surrounding area. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a project focused on supporting individuals at risk for homelessness. Project HALT will focus on the science of preventing homelessness. Clients exiting the emergency department will be screened for imminent homelessness, provided resources, and/or engaged in homeless diversion services. In this position, you will collect follow-up measures, including monthly surveys and an exit interview. Hours are flexible, and we can accommodate weekdays, nights, and weekends. Work is almost entirely remote but some limited in-person activities (e.g., a monthly meeting) may be required. A strong preference for individuals who speak Spanish fluently (approximately 80% of clients are Spanish-speaking) and have a background or history with research or related data collection.

      We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as...

      • Free financial and legal counseling
      • Free mental health counseling services
      • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs
      • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.
      • Resources for child and elder care
      • Plus many more!

      Position Key Accountabilities

      • Call potential participants to remind them to complete the survey
      • Conduct a telephonic assessment of health and housing
      • Distribute and track gift cards
      • Record client responses and job activities in a data management system
      • Attend team meetings
      • Other duties as assigned.


      • Bilingual (English/ Spanish)
      • Excellent telephonic communication skills
      • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage a complex schedule
      • Cultural sensitivity in working with diverse communities including ability to develop rapport with diverse individuals
      • Ability to work independently
      • Comfort with technology and data entry
      • Equipment will be provided but stable internet and a quiet environment will be needed for those who work from home

      Minimum Education:

      • High School diploma

      Minimum Experience:

      • Two years related experience with emphasis on public contact.
      • May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.


      • Background or interest in psychology, homeless or social services

      Physical Requirements:

      Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

      Security Sensitive:

      This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

      Residency Requirement:

      Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

  • About the company

      UTHealth is a comprehensive academic health university in Texas, uniting schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, public health, biomedical sciences and biomedical informatics.