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Americorp Health Educator

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La Clinica de La Raza | Oakland, CA
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La Clinica de La Raza


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Application Deadline

June 14, 2019


La Clinica de La Raza is seeking hard-working individuals with good communication skills and a passion for social change to serve as AmeriCorps Health Educators. Our AmeriCorps Health Educators serve in a school-based health center and provide clinical and community health education to young people. The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about health equity and social justice, and anyone who is considering a career in public health, medicine, social work, or mental/behavioral health.

 

If you are looking for direct clinical experience and want to increase health equity for youth, then this is the position for you. The skills and experience you will gain serving at La Clinica from August 2019–June 2020 will prepare you for a future career in health care and/or higher education.

 

BACKGROUND

La Clínica de La Raza is a host site for BAYAC AmeriCorps members. Our BAYAC AmeriCorps members serve as health educators across 8 school-based health centers in Oakland, San Lorenzo, and San Leandro. They provide individual health coaching with patients, and facilitate peer health education programs.

 

Mission & Vision

La Clínica’s School-Based Health Centers provide culturally responsive medical, mental health, dental, and health education services to youth regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. La Clínica de La Raza’s School-Based Health Departments serves patients ages 3-24. The mission of La Clínica’s AmeriCorps Health Program is to provide young people with high quality, youth friendly, and culturally appropriate health education, and to be a pipeline for careers in public health, community health, and youth development.  

 

Position Description

The AmeriCorps Health Educator provides individual, classroom, and campus-wide health education and health coaching services. While serving at the school-based health centers, the members will provide:

 

Community & Campus Outreach:

  • Campus outreach to encourage students to access services offered by the health center
  • Facilitate the Peer Health Education/Youth Wellness Advisory Board using the Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) curriculum
  • Lead healthy cooking demonstrations with young people
  • Make classroom presentations regarding health center services and various health topics including sexuality and nutrition
  • Conduct school and community outreach activities regarding a variety of health issues
  • Plan and attend large-scale campus events (i.e. Get Yourself Tested Day, Health & Wellness Fair, etc.)
  • Create health education outreach and teaching materials (i.e. curricula, workshop presentations, brochures, bulletins, flyers, etc.)

 

Clinical Health Education Services during one-on-one appointments:

  • Nutrition, physical fitness, and healthy lifestyle coaching
  • Gender and sexuality education
  • Puberty and sexual health education
  • Birth control education and counseling
  • STI/HIV prevention, testing, and education
  • Healthy relationships education

  • Program Description

<img src="//:0" alt="ben if" width="624" height="154">$1,430 monthly living stipend

$2,500 yearly mileage stipend

$5,960 education award upon completion of term

Health care benefits through Symetra

Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans

Childcare assistance (if eligible)

Clinical experience

 

Term of Service

This is a full time position (M-F 8:30am-5:00pm) offered through BAYAC AmeriCorps, a national service program. BAYAC AmeriCorps collaborates with over 20 agencies in over 70 schools and community-based organizations to serve youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of AmeriCorps, BAYAC Members commit to a full-time (40 hours/week) year of service in the Bay Area's most high-need communities, working to provide youth with opportunities for meaningful engagement, skill building, and emotional and social development. Members serve a minimum of 1,700 service hours over an 11 month period, and receive ongoing professional development and workforce training. For more information about the BAYAC AmeriCorps Program visit www.bayac.org

 

Recruitment Information

We are currently recruiting 9 fulltime AmeriCorps Health Educators for our 2019-2020 program year.

 

Applications are due by Friday, June 14, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  Mid-June, 2019

Interviews for qualified applicants begin

Mid-July, 2019

La Clínica paperwork process begins

Mid-August, 2019

La Clínica Health Ed. Boot Camp begins

Mid-July, 2020

Service end date

 QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be:

At least 18 years old

Able to serve full-time (40 hours/week) for 11 months

U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States

Successfully complete a TB test and live scan/fingerprinting (upon hire)

Have a strong commitment to service, respect, and interest in working with medically under-served communities

Demonstrate abilities to work with diverse populations

Have a desire to work with young people

Experience working with young people required

Spanish bilingual proficiency preferred

2-year college degree required;  4-year college degree preferred

 

How to Apply:

  • Go to http://www.bayac.org/ and click on the “Apply Now!” button. Within the application, indicate “Preferred Placement Site: La Clinica.” If you have any questions, please contact Skye Timmons, La Clínica School-Based Health Education Supervisor, at stimmons@laclinica.org.


La Clinica de La Raza is seeking hard-working individuals with good communication skills and a passion for social change to serve as AmeriCorps Health Educators. Our AmeriCorps Health Educators serve in a school-based health center and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 2-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

Health Care Benefits through Symetra

Health Care Benefits through Symetra

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish bilingual proficiency preferred.

Spanish bilingual proficiency preferred.

Location

Oakland, CA
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