Summary: Zufall Health’s AmeriCorps program is an 11-month program where people volunteer their time by addressing the ongoing barriers for care. AmeriCorps members serve at one of our health centers sites in northern New Jersey. They work through outreach to address individual challenges and health system barriers faced by Zufall's patient population. Our population includes farm workers, people experiencing homelessness, public housing residents, veterans, and people living with HIV/AIDS. Many come from poor, minority communities with significant barriers to accessing health care. Members also deliver health education on topics including chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma and HIV/AIDS, prevention of childhood obesity through nutrition and exercise, proper oral health, wellness programs, healthy teen pregnancies, and access to health insurance. AmeriCorps members do not provide health services related to prohibited activities.
Member Duties: Members will conduct community outreach to improve access to primary medical and dental care. They will provide health education on a variety of topics to patients and the
community. Members will also enroll people into Medicaid and affordable insurance.
Training on assigned duties will be provided.
Stipend will be earned over the 11-month span on a biweekly basis.
Childcare assistance is available if eligible.
Education award upon successful completion of service.
Health Coverage can be provided for those in need.
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Summary: Zufall Health’s AmeriCorps program is an 11-month program where people volunteer their time by addressing the ongoing barriers for care. AmeriCorps members serve at one of our health centers sites in northern New Jersey. They work…
In order to qualify, applicants must be 18 years of age, and have a high school diploma. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident at the time of application. It is highly advantageous if applicants are bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish. Applicants must also possess a strong interest in serving the community within the health and human service fields. These positions are for AmeriCorps members; applicants chosen will not be considered full time or part time employees of Zufall Health Center. All positions are 11 month commitments beginning August 19, 2013 and lasting through July 3, 2014. They are full time commitments with a total of 1,700 service hours required by the end of the service term.