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Alaska Primary Care Association Youth Engagement VISTA

Rural Alaska Community Action Program, INC.
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With a small team of staff, the AmeriCorps member will build a curricula for a youth engagement and workforce development program, deliver youth engagement sessions, and connect young adults to career and education tracks in health services. Serve in the forefront of health systems change through youth engagement!

Service Activities

1. Work with the organization to develop a youth outreach strategy.
2. Work with the organization to develop a job training program.
3. Work with local organizations in the health field to find job training and development opportunities for the clients.

Community Need Addressed

Trends have shown that the health care field is the fastest growing job field in Alaska. This position is focuses on training and mentoring members of the Anchorage community, so they can enter this fast growing field. This would thereby give career development and job opportunities to both youth and young professionals here in Alaska.

Position Outcomes

The VISTA will help develop youth outreach, job training, mentor-ship and professional development opportunities that will help youth and young professionals start a future career in the growing health field.


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

Monthly housing stipend of 100$.Transportation reimbursement bus or car travel done on the job.

Education Benefits

College Degree

Skills you will gain

Public Speaking, Teamwork, Cultural Development, Volunteer Recruitment, Teaching, Curriculum Development, Introduction to the Field of Health

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Health Clinic/Other Health Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 10

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