Americorps/Community Healthcorp Opportunity

Posting ID : A1068547254
Date Posted : 2015-08-20
Category : Healthcare

AmeriCorps/Community HealthCorpsOpportunities
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Let's Get Movin'
Let's Get Movin' (LGM) was founded by EBNHC in 2005 to address rising rates of pediatric obesity in the local community. It focuses on helping children, teens, and their families adopt healthier lifestyles, with a particular focus on physical activity and nutrition education.

Role of a HealthCorps member:
Lead physical activity programming in an after-school setting.
Provide Nutrition Education to children and parents
Engage parents in physical activity programming.
Assist food access efforts including: Farm Shares, Farmers Market and Urban Gardening
Lead children on Field trips

Skills Desired:
Experience working with children in a sport/camp environment
Previous sport team experience.
Strong Spanish Skills
Personally active in a healthy lifestyle: exercise regularly
Ability to work as part of a team

Care Navigator
While working independently and as part of a team, the Care Navigators advocate for and empower patients by identifying and addressing the barriers in accessing healthcare services and concrete community resources.

Role of HealthCorps member:
Assist patients with appointment coordination (Assess barriers that patients have with community resources and health care services and assist them with overcoming barriers)
Assist patients with accessing concrete community resources( food access, housing, legal service, immigration)
Navigate insurance problems, school registration, and assist with obtaining special education services.
Serve as a liaison between providers, families and education programs( enroll in HiSET program, tutor, connect to resources)
Create and update lists of community resources for the use of patients and providers

Skills desired
Strong Spanish skills: spoken and written
Ability to work independently and in a group
Strong time management skills
Desire to work in a clinical environment

Apply on line at:
Care Navigator-At Risk youth

Care Navigator

Let's Get Movin

EBNHC Contact:
Kathy Field:
Director of Volunteer/Student Services
10 Gove Street
East Boston, MA 02128
(p)617-568-4655 (f) 617-568-4521

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