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SouthEast Lancaster Health Services is excited to announce five (5) full-time service opportunities with the Community HealthCorps, a program of the National Association of Community Health Centers. Founded in 1995, the Community HealthCorps is one of the largest health-focused AmeriCorps national service programs in the United States.
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03 May 2011 12:55 PM to 03 September 2011 12:55 PM
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Lancaster, PA
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·   Clinical Interpreter (Spanish fluency required) – will translate between Spanish patients and medical providers during medical appointments, for other staff and ensure that all patient education materials are bilingual.

 

·   Volunteer Coordinator & Clinical Care Assistant – will recruit and manage volunteers from our community, interact with patients and providers to ensure continuity of care and patient satisfaction.

 

·   Preventive Healthcare Coordinator–will manage asthma initiative, participate and diabetes patient care, and promote mammograms, colon cancer screenings, childhood immunizations, and childhood obesity prevention in our community.

 

·   Women’s Health & Perinatal Care Coordinator – will interact directly with patients in our Centering Pregnancy groups, and perinatal care programs and promote breastfeeding and birth control in our community. Act as a post partum depression case manager and become Doula trained to provide birth education/support for low support patients.

 

·   Substance Abuse & Mental Healthcare Coordinator –will do  community education, help members of the community gain access to health care, serve as a liaison between the health center and mental health agencies, offer support to eligible patients, coordinate and co-lead a support group for smoking cessation.

 

Who Can Serve?

SouthEast Lancaster Health Services is seeking individuals with a strong interest in community health and a strong interest in serving the medically underserved.  Potential HealthCorps members should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, comfortable working collaboratively or individually, and comfortable working in a bilingual environment. Ability to take ownership of activities and projects and see them through to completion is essential.  All candidates should possess effective written and verbal communication skills, in addition to some moderate level of computer proficiency.

 

All HealthCorps members must be 18 years of age or older, with documented U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.  All members should have some level of postsecondary education, with an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree preferred.  All members must have the ability to commit to a one-year term of national service.

 

What are the Benefits of Service?

 

During their HealthCorps service year, members receive:

·   training and professional development in community health initiatives

·   a $12,100 taxable living stipend

·   a $5,550 taxable education award at the end of the service year

·   health insurance, with some dental benefits

·   childcare allowance

·   loan forbearance for qualified student loans


How can I Learn More?

Individuals interested in submitting an application for one of the five (5) available positions with the Community HealthCorps at SouthEast Lancaster Health Services should complete an application on americorps.gov and send a cover letter & resume to the Program Coordinator, Stephanie Ray, by emailing sray@selhs.org. Deadline: Rolling Interviews.

For more information about the Community HealthCorps program, visit www.communityhealthcorps.org.

 

 

This is a great opportunity to use your creative drive implementing patient programs for the meaningful and practical enrichment of the underserved individual and their community. Don’t miss out!

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SouthEast Lancaster Health Services is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center providing quality medical and dental care and patient health education to all members of our community.  We are dedicated to eliminating all barriers to care as we strive to continuously improve the quality of life for the underserved. SELHS will provide reasonable accommodations for qualifying individuals.

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