Health Services AmeriCorps Member

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
Living allowance stipend: $570 semi-monthly
Posted
Aug 31, 2018
Closes
Sep 30, 2018
Degree Level
Bachelors

Title:  AmeriCorps Member (Full-Time)

Term of Service: September 3, 2018 through July 31, 2019.  All members must work 1,700 hours; an average of 35-40 hours per week. 

Schedule:  Monday to Friday, approximately 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, with one day a week serving in Afterschool Program.  Some service hours during weekends required.

AmeriCorps Program:Project RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Success through Education) is a collaborative AmeriCorps effort between New American Pathways and Fugees Family that focuses on educational services to address the significant literacy gap in the DeKalb County refugee community, among both youth and their parents.  In RISE, 21 full-time AmeriCorps members serving an 11-month service cycle will leverage an additional 800 community volunteers to support refugee and immigrant self-sufficiency by offering individualized direct service through education in core programs, including afterschool and summer academic programming, operating in multiple DeKalb County sites.

 

Fifteen full-time members will serve at the New American Pathways site. Six members will serve at the Fugees Family site.  All member activities include a focus on education and literacy, with most site members serving half of their time in out-of-school tutoring and mentoring programs and half of their time delivering core program services in specific departments at their assigned locations.  All full-time members will complete a minimum of 1700 hours from September 2018 to July 2019.

 

Service Summary: Health Services Member

The Preferred Communities Member will serve within New American Pathways’ Resettlement, Resources and Navigation Department, to provide workshops and one-on-one services to refugee families and individuals. Areas of focus include navigation of the US healthcare system, referral to health and medical services, and supporting health access. Additionally, the member will serve as a tutor in New American Pathways -supported afterschool and summer programs. The member will have recurring access to vulnerable populations.

General Responsibilities:

  • Develop and refine health workshop curriculum as needed.
  • Coordinate and facilitate general health navigation workshops. Liaise with guest speakers to provide occasional special workshops on nutrition, hygiene, and other health-related topics.
  • Schedule medical appointments for refugee clients, including arranging transportation and interpretation services as needed.
  • Assist clients with selection of Primary Care Physicians and navigation of Medicaid benefits.
  • In collaboration with Resettlement department, assist clients to access health access resources, through helping prepare SSI applications, Grady Assistance Cards, and Medicaid
  • Research community resources for clients for health, social services, education, financial support, child care, social supports, and other needs.
  • Liaise closely with Resettlement department and recruited volunteers (Refugee Benefits Volunteers & Transportation Volunteers) to help build capacity and meet clients’ needs.
  • Members will occasionally provide transportation to clients. *Must have a valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record.
  • Assist classroom supervisor in tutoring and mentoring.
  • Attend trainings, events and meetings for the AmeriCorps Program, occasionally outside of regular service hours.
  • Submit monthly reports measuring progress toward Project RISE goals.
  • Additionally, Project RISE members will periodically have the opportunity to learn about and serve in different departments within the agency. This will allow for a more extensive understanding of services extended to refugees, as well as enable members to develop a range of skills based in the environs of Volunteer Management, Refugee Education and Self-Sufficiency.
  • AmeriCorps members do not provide health services related to prohibited activities (including abortion referrals or services).

Please Note: Members will be reimbursed for the service related mileage.

Skills/Competencies/Education/Experience:

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Sensitivity to people of all cultures, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational/time management skills, ability to prioritize with attention to detail
  • Flexible and able to problem solve
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work as a member of a team in a diverse, multicultural environment
  • Valid driver’s license, must have clean driving record.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of healthcare system in Georgia, including Medicaid and low-cost providers.
  • Experience developing and delivering workshops to adult learners, particularly English language learners. 

Program Details

  • Full time (40 hours a week) 11 month commitment
  • Starting September 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018
  • Must complete 1700 hours AND finish the terms of the commitment (all 11 months) to qualify for education award.
  • Submit to a background check upon hire.
  • Participate in day/evening/weekend service projects, overnight retreats, and other national service events as required.
  • The member needs to be able to drive their own vehicle and/or the van. Upon hire, member must have a current, valid license and have access to a vehicle.

Benefits

  • Stipend is $1,248 per month(pre-tax)
  • The Segal education award is given at the end of the service term after successful completion (1700 hours and all commitment requirements).  The Segal Education Award is $5,920 for full time members.
    • Can be used to pay any existing student loan
    • Can be used to pay tuition at accredited college or university
    • Can be used to pay any future student loan
    • Good for 7 years
  • Minimum health care, vision, and dental is covered at no cost to member.  Optional benefit.
  • Student loan deferment for qualifying loans, as determined by your lender.
  • Childcare is provided to members that qualify, based on total household income.

  New American Pathways is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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