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Job Title: Food Is Medicine Care Manager

Location: Boise, ID

Status: Volunteer, 10-20 hours per week

Supervised By: Director

 

About the Role

Food insecurity and chronic disease often go hand-in-hand. Through the Food Is Medicine - Rx for Fresh Fruits & Vegetables (RxforFFV) program, you will help those with prediabetes and diabetes manage their condition by providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The RxforFFV program allows struggling families to shop for fresh produce at local vendors using vouchers at no cost to those families. As the Volunteer Care Manager, you will play an important role in addressing food insecurity and chronic disease by providing case management support to eligible program participants.

This volunteer role requires approximately 10-20 hours per week.  There is flexibility in the schedule to meet your personal needs.

 

Specific responsibilities listed below:

  • Screen clinic referrals for eligibility into the program.
  • Conduct enrollment orientation for eligible referrals and organize incentive and nutrition education bags for new program participants.
  • Assess participants’ needs, preferences and abilities and use these to develop tailored care plans.
  • Listen to participants’ concerns and provide guidance, make referrals to community resources as needed.
  • Record participants’ progress including charting referrals, monthly check-ins and other notable interactions.
  • Evaluate participants’ progress periodically and adjust communication and guidance as needed to improve outcomes.
  • Distribute vouchers, recipes and nutrition education suited to participants’ needs each month.
  • Maintain program database, ensuring confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.
  • Provide regular reporting and analytics to the Executive Director and Program Manager.

 

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s in social work, public administration, health science or similar degree (degree in progress is okay)
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong data entry experience.
  • Compassion and ability to relate to different clients with various needs
  • Motivational skills to encourage clients to follow their care plans
  • Organizational skills needed to manage several different cases at once
  • Ability to use experience, sound judgment, and resourcefulness to adapt current practices to new situations and select the best course of action.
  • Working experience and comfort with Microsoft Office, Google suite and other apps, such as project management technology.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a working vehicle
  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs regularly
  • Occasional local travel expected

 

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@idahohunger.org by the application deadline of August 31st.  We will reach out to you directly to confirm receipt and to instruct you on next steps.

Job Title: Food Is Medicine Care Manager

Location: Boise, ID

Status: Volunteer, 10-20 hours per week

Supervised By: Director

 

About the Role

Food insecurity and chronic disease often go hand-in-hand. Through the Food Is Medicine - Rx for Fresh…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site

Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force

Boise, ID, USA

How to Apply

About the Role

Food insecurity and chronic disease often go hand-in-hand. Through the Food Is Medicine - Rx for Fresh Fruits & Vegetables (RxforFFV) program, you will help those with prediabetes and diabetes manage their condition by providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The RxforFFV program allows struggling families to shop for fresh produce at local vendors using vouchers at no cost to those families. As the Volunteer Care Manager, you will play an important role in addressing food insecurity and chronic disease by providing case management support to eligible program participants.

This volunteer role requires approximately 10-20 hours per week. There is flexibility in the schedule to meet your personal needs.

 

Specific responsibilities listed below:

  • Screen clinic referrals for eligibility into the program.
  • Conduct enrollment orientation for eligible referrals and organize incentive and nutrition education bags for new program participants.
  • Assess participants’ needs, preferences and abilities and use these to develop tailored care plans.
  • Listen to participants’ concerns and provide guidance, make referrals to community resources as needed.
  • Record participants’ progress including charting referrals, monthly check-ins and other notable interactions.
  • Evaluate participants’ progress periodically and adjust communication and guidance as needed to improve outcomes.
  • Distribute vouchers, recipes and nutrition education suited to participants’ needs each month.
  • Maintain program database, ensuring confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.
  • Provide regular reporting and analytics to the Executive Director and Program Manager.

 

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s in social work, public administration, health science or similar degree (degree in progress is okay)
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong data entry experience.
  • Compassion and ability to relate to different clients with various needs
  • Motivational skills to encourage clients to follow their care plans
  • Organizational skills needed to manage several different cases at once
  • Ability to use experience, sound judgment, and resourcefulness to adapt current practices to new situations and select the best course of action.
  • Working experience and comfort with Microsoft Office, Google suite and other apps, such as project management technology.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a working vehicle
  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs regularly
  • Occasional local travel expected

 

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@idahohunger.org by the application deadline of August 31st. We will reach out to you directly to confirm receipt and to instruct you on next steps.

About the Role

Food insecurity and chronic disease often go hand-in-hand. Through the Food Is Medicine - Rx for Fresh Fruits & Vegetables (RxforFFV) program, you will help those…

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