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Erie Family Health Centers: Johnson Westside--HEALTH EDUCATOR

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

July 29, 2022 - June 10, 2023

Application Window

May 16, 2022 - July 15, 2022

Location

  • Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Unity Ostercamp
(773) 960-6027
uostercamp@amatehouse.org

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Position Details

Amate House Fellow

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Description

Spend your gap year with Amate House! Develop your leadership skills, gain professional skills, and start your career in social justice with our fellowship program!

Position: Health Educator

Collaborates with: Chicago Public Schools, Mobile Dental and Vision Van Partners, Community Based Organizations, Providers, Other Erie Staff

General Summary: The Health Educator is responsible for coordinating and facilitating health education programming and initiatives for patients and students at Erie Johnson and Erie Westside Clinics. The Health Educator will work with providers, teachers, and administrators
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide support to programs within the department
• Participate in and complete necessary trainings
• Evaluate department programming efforts
• Build relationships with school staff and administrators
• Ensure proper and accurate documentation of programmatic effort
• Other duties as assigned
• Nutrition/Physical Activity
o Complete child and adolescent nutrition education training
o Coordinate 1:1 nutrition/health coaching meetings with CPS students; Assist students in developing self-management goals
o Provide individualized health coaching for adults with support of the provider
o Provide group education for community-patient adults with focus on healthy lifestyles
o Research possible nutrition education programs to implement at Johnson/Westside, including but not limited to Cooking Matters

• Teen Pregnancy and Prevention (TPP) Program
o Implement Chicago Public School curriculum with other AmeriCorps members to students in schools and community organizations
o Participate in TPP program training
o Complete “teach backs” to ensure understanding of curriculum
o Schedule TPP classes with teachers and school administration
o Develop content, prepare for, and teach TPP program in schools and within the community
o Implement pre/post-test evaluation of curriculum
• School-Based Health Support Programs
o Vision Van: collaborate with CPS Vision Care Specialists to arrange for bi-annual schedule for students to receive vision services at school
o Dental Van: collaborate with Advocate Dental Van to establish visit schedule for students to receive dental services as school
o Promote and schedule students for service
o Manage day of operations to ensure patients are seen and providers are supported
• Adolescent Health Campaigns
o Develop monthly adolescent health topics to address current and relevant health issues
o Host monthly lunch promotional efforts to promote health center services and provide education to students
• Outreach
o Promote Erie services city wide at health fairs and other community-oriented events
o Assist patients with enrollment in eligible health coverage options
o Screen patients for social determinants of health and connect them to resources within the community

Spend your gap year with Amate House! Develop your leadership skills, gain professional skills, and start your career in social justice with our fellowship program!

Position: Health Educator

Collaborates with: Chicago Public Schools, Mobile Dental and Vision Van Partners, Community Based Organizations, Providers, Other Erie Staff

General Summary: The Health Educator is responsible for coordinating and facilitating health education programming and initiatives for patients and students at Erie Johnson and Erie Westside Clinics. The Health Educator will work with providers, teachers, and administrators
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide support to programs within the department
• Participate in and complete necessary trainings
• Evaluate department programming efforts
• Build relationships with school staff and administrators
• Ensure proper and accurate documentation of programmatic effort
• Other duties as assigned
• Nutrition/Physical Activity
o Complete child and adolescent nutrition education training
o Coordinate 1:1 nutrition/health coaching meetings with CPS students; Assist students in developing self-management goals
o Provide individualized health coaching for adults with support of the provider
o Provide group education for community-patient adults with focus on healthy lifestyles
o Research possible nutrition education programs to implement at Johnson/Westside, including but not limited to Cooking Matters

• Teen Pregnancy and Prevention (TPP) Program
o Implement Chicago Public School curriculum with other AmeriCorps members to students in schools and community organizations
o Participate in TPP program training
o Complete “teach backs” to ensure understanding of curriculum
o Schedule TPP classes with teachers and school administration
o Develop content, prepare for, and teach TPP program in schools and within the community
o Implement pre/post-test evaluation of curriculum
• School-Based Health Support Programs
o Vision Van: collaborate with CPS Vision Care Specialists to arrange for bi-annual schedule for students to receive vision services at school
o Dental Van: collaborate with Advocate Dental Van to establish visit schedule for students to receive dental services as school
o Promote and schedule students for service
o Manage day of operations to ensure patients are seen and providers are supported
• Adolescent Health Campaigns
o Develop monthly adolescent health topics to address current and relevant health issues
o Host monthly lunch promotional efforts to promote health center services and provide education to students
• Outreach
o Promote Erie services city wide at health fairs and other community-oriented events
o Assist patients with enrollment in eligible health coverage options
o Screen patients for social determinants of health and connect them to resources within the community
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Living Allowance

$150 - $150 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Each fellow is provided with opportunity to be matched with a professional mentor, a spiritual companion, and counseling resources. There are three service days and trainings for all fellows each service year as well as mentoring if wanted.

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Qualifications and Required Skills:
• College coursework in health or human services field (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
• Good verbal and written communication
• Proficient computer knowledge, skills, and experience with Microsoft office
• Public Speaking Skills
• Cultural competency in working with underserved populations
• The ability to modify lessons according to audience’s age/ cognitive abilities
• Organizational skills when tracking program data
• Ability to work effectively with Erie/ NHC member teams and colleagues
• Problem-Solving Skills
• Bilingual (Spanish/English)
Other Desirable Qualifications:
• Friendliness
• Patience
• Ability to adjust to a changing environment
• A love of people
• Ability to take initiative; Self-Starter
• Flexible
• Organized
• Creative

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

21 - 29

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Local Educational Agency, Private School, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, School District, Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Unity Ostercamp
(773) 960-6027
uostercamp@amatehouse.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Amate House Fellow

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