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Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Legal Services VISTA

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

July 6, 2020 - July 6, 2021

Application Window

February 28, 2020 - June 12, 2020

Location

  • Philadelphia, PA

Contact Information

Lisa Krawczyk
(215) 731-7143
lkrawczyk@phmc.org

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Position Details

NNCC AmeriCorps VISTA

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Description

The VISTA will research training opportunities and assist in coordinating brunch and learns for public health nurses in Philadelphia. The VISTA member will create a schedule and resource for reference of training sessions to sustain and improve the systems developed. The VISTA will also have the opportunity to research relevant funding prospects and fundraising efforts for continued development of the NLP and support for clients. The VISTA will assist in identifying and applying for ongoing financial support for the project’s long-term sustainability. This will enable NFP to maintain strong relationships with program partners and other stakeholders to ensure effective communication and integration of services. In addition, the VISTA member will contribute to social justice work. They will be involved in unique public health, nursing, and legal initiatives that have and will continue to address the ongoing Philadelphia City issues of enduring and escalating poverty of young families, low literacy rates of children, sub-standard housing, the loss of public benefits that negatively influence health, the dearth of full-time employment with livable wages, and the increase in violence and homicide in low-income marginalized Philadelphia neighborhoods.

The member tasks and activities will include:
1. Streamline data collection and management for the NLP staff to improve efficiency of tracking and monitoring data regarding consultations and referrals.
2. Improve tracking system processes for NLP clients to ensure transparency in legal efforts.
3. Coordinate and research training and curriculum materials developed by NLP attorneys and NFP/MM staff for brunch and learn events.
4. Create documentation for processes for continued trainings and event coordination.
5. Research funding opportunities and fundraising for sustainability of the NLP.
6. Assist in writing proposals for funding opportunities.

The VISTA will research training opportunities and assist in coordinating brunch and learns for public health nurses in Philadelphia. The VISTA member will create a schedule and resource for reference of training sessions to sustain and improve the systems developed. The VISTA will also have the opportunity to research relevant funding prospects and fundraising efforts for continued development of the NLP and support for clients. The VISTA will assist in identifying and applying for ongoing financial support for the project’s long-term sustainability. This will enable NFP to maintain strong relationships with program partners and other stakeholders to ensure effective communication and integration of services. In addition, the VISTA member will contribute to social justice work. They will be involved in unique public health, nursing, and legal initiatives that have and will continue to address the ongoing Philadelphia City issues of enduring and escalating poverty of young families, low literacy rates of children, sub-standard housing, the loss of public benefits that negatively influence health, the dearth of full-time employment with livable wages, and the increase in violence and homicide in low-income marginalized Philadelphia neighborhoods.

The member tasks and activities will include:
1. Streamline data collection and management for the NLP staff to improve efficiency of tracking and monitoring data regarding consultations and referrals.
2. Improve tracking system processes for NLP clients to ensure transparency in legal efforts.
3. Coordinate and research training and curriculum materials developed by NLP attorneys and NFP/MM staff for brunch and learn events.
4. Create documentation for processes for continued trainings and event coordination.
5. Research funding opportunities and fundraising for sustainability of the NLP.
6. Assist in writing proposals for funding opportunities.
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Living Allowance

$1178 - $1178 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Recommended skills and qualifications include:
1. An interest in public health work with urban, marginalized populations.
2. An interest in improving health outcomes in low-income communities.
3. The ability to work independently and problem solve.
4. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
5. Proficient computer skills.
6. Post-high school education in education, business, public health, social work or other health or human service curriculum.
7. Independent travel between a number of urban locations, all within a 5-mile radius.

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 100

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization

Activity Types

Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Lisa Krawczyk
(215) 731-7143
lkrawczyk@phmc.org

Hosted By

Position Details

NNCC AmeriCorps VISTA

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