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AmeriCorps Member - 16 roles, September 2023 Start Date

Company: Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Location: Boston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Since 1985, the mission of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) has been to ensure unconditionally equitable and dignified access to the highest quality health care for all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community. Since 2006, we've been a springboard for the country's most promising young leaders through our participation in AmeriCorps, in - association with the Massachusetts Service Alliance.From September 2023 to July 2024, BHCHP will host 16 AmeriCorps Members to work in every facet of our organization. If you're looking to gain practical knowledge and experience in medicine and in public health, we want to get to know you. If you're not interested in medicine or public health, but want to learn about what it's like to serve a high-need population, we want to get to know you. And if you aren't sure what your next step is, but you know you want to help make the world a better place, we want to get to know you. While it's true most of our members move on to medical school, nursing school or a public health program at the conclusion of their service, you do not need to be pre-med to serve with us! Summary of Position:As our newest AmeriCorps Member, you will directly serve in our outpatient and shelter-based clinics, as well as the two 24-hour medical respite facilities. The service year will run from early September 2022 until late July 2023. This is a full time, 40 hour per week role.Your work will be heavily focused on case management and health education and will generally involve assisting patients navigating the complexities of the health care and social service system; increasing patients' access to care; and providing translation services and health education. Your work will involve in-depth, sustained, direct contact with patients who may identify as: low income; immigrant; differently abled; transgender; survivors of domestic violence and/or community violence; single-head of household; and illiterate/limited literacy. Through your work, you will help to reduce the barriers to care by: connecting patients to health benefits programs; providing health education services; and making referrals for support services, and more. -The specific roles we are hiring for are listed below. Please refer to our webpage at for a detailed explanation of each role's duties.

Child and Family Health CoordinatorDental Care Coordinator and Health Educator/Behavioral Health Patient NavigatorBarbara McInnis House Housing Care CoordinatorHealth Care Coordinator/Patient Activities CoordinatorPine Street Inn Health Care CoordinatorOneCare Housing Specialist/Transitions Care CoordinatorImmigrant Health Care CoordinatorSt. Francis House Clinical Measures Specialist/Care CoordinatorSt. Francis House Suboxone Program Care CoordinatorBMC Clinic Suboxone Program Care CoordinatorTrans Care CoordinatorTreatment Specialist/Care CoordinatorWellness Care CoordinatorWomen's Health Initiative Care CoordinatorYouth and Young Adults Care CoordinatorRespite Care Coordinator/Data EntryQualifications & Experience:We seek applicants who are mature, mission-driven, enthusiastic, and have:
Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management and writing skills Attention to detail, The ability to learn quickly and work independently,A history of volunteer service and/or prior health care experience (as a professional, a volunteer/intern, or in coursework), which ideally would include working with underserved populationsDemonstrated commitment to cultural affirmation in diverse settings
Capacity to manage multiple projects and deadlinesA strong understanding of, and commitment to, the mission of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and a keen understanding of the importance of service relationships to the BHCHP missionFluency in a foreign language, particularly Spanish and/or Haitian Creole, is useful but not required.To be eligible for AmeriCorps, you must:
Be a citizen, permanent resident, or national of the United States;Be at least 18 years or older;Have a high school diploma or equivalent;Be willing to undergo National Service Criminal History Check, including criminal background, sex offender and FBI checks;Questions? Want to learn more? E-mail us at . And keep an eye on the BHCHP's social media pages where we'll announce dates for Information Sessions over Zoom.Does this amazing opportunity interest you? Then we'd love to hear from you.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, BHCHP pledges not to discriminate against and encourages those from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA identifying, first generation college students and adults without a college degree, Bilingual and Bicultural persons; and individuals from low economic backgrounds.

Covid-19 Vaccination: For the protection of our workplace and patients, BHCHP requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination(s) is required for employment. All candidates offered employment will be given details about how to demonstrate receipt of vaccination.

Please Note: Employment at Boston Health Care for the Homeless is at-will. Boston Health Care for the Homeless does not sponsor work authorization visas.

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