Make a difference in the lives of vulnerable community members and at-risk families in Southern Orange County by working with Mission Hospital's Community Benefit team. This department places a specific emphasis in dedicating resources to improve the health and quality of life for community members, especially those living on the margins.
Job descriptions can be adjusted based on the interest, skills and talents of the St. Joseph Worker to meet her needs and those of the Placement Site
The SJW will assist in responding to the greatest needs of South Orange County including mental health & substance use, immigration status and economic security. Projects may involve giving presentations, teaching classes, assisting with clinics, screenings and/or visiting and providing care for patients in the community. The SJW also has an opportunity to be involved with key projects related to human trafficking, a very prevalent modern-day slavery issue.
The SJW may also work with two local Family Resource Centers who provide parent, teen and child education classes, support groups, counseling services, and extend information/resources to community members. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred, but not required.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
The St. Joseph Worker Program is deeply committed to the volunteers providing mentoring and training for personal and professional development centered around four core values: leadership as a woman, social justice, spirituality and community/simple living. The program begins with a one to two week orientation to the program and placement site. Mentoring, educational and certification opportunities, monthly program day enrichment, and retreats help volunteers discover their strengths and passions and develop the skills and confidence to make their mark on the world. AmeriCorps Education Award opportunity may be available to eligible volunteers through an affiliated national organization.
Credential or Certification
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Essential Skills for Mission Hospital:
• Public Speaking
• Microsoft Office
• Leading/organizing groups
• Facilitation skills
• The ability to access in self-awareness, have a level of confidence (to desire this, if it is not present)
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check
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