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Health Navigator

Santa Maria Community Services
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Members are trained as community workers. Activities at different centers vary, though all serve in roles to screen and connect clients to direct health providers and services. Members may serve to connect pregnant women and new mothers to health services and related support services. They may serve in school based clinics for teens, vision clinics for elementary youth or serve in general adult clinics, assisting staff with screening, client education and more.

Service Activities

See above and contact us for current position descriptions.

Community Need Addressed

Health Navigators provide support to community families and individuals challenged with gaining access to consistent quality health care. Assist with organization and implement of health education workshops and programs targeted to inner-city neighborhoods. Organize and facilitate wellness activity projects that promote community health and well-being. Participate in various city-wide health and wellness focused events.

Position Outcomes

Access to health services and receipt of health services and health education.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Great life and career experience! Supportive supervisors who are committed to mentoring and dedicated AmeriCorps staff.

Education Benefits


Skills you will gain

See above

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
Creativity & Problem Solving
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
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
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 Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Health & Nutrition
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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