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The IRC in Richmond: Healthy Futures AmeriCorps

The IRC in Richmond: Healthy Futures AmeriCorps
LOCATION: Richmond, Virginia
START DATE: September 2020
DURATION: 1 year
STIPEND: $15,500
Background: The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
 Scope of Service: The Healthy Futures AmeriCorps will promote and facilitate the health and social self-sufficiency of refugees and other immigrants through education, outreach and direct support. This position reports to the Health Liaison.
·         Conduct health intakes and assess immediate health needs of clients prior to initial health screenings
·         Develop extended curriculum for Health Orientation that includes education on preventative health, hygiene, Medicaid, nutrition, and women’s health
·         Work with Health Liaison and local clinics to schedule initial primary care appointments for all newly arrived clients
·         Conduct bus orientation with clients to their specific health clinic and/or teach clients and practice utilizing Medicaid taxi services
·         Develop Health Passport to assist with clinic check-in, information on clinic location/number, transportation info Medicaid taxi/bus routes, and general translated health information
·         Develop Health Assessment to measure client’s understanding and retention of Health Orientation materials
·         Follow up with adult clients at 90-and 180-days post-resettlement for Health Assessment
·         Track Health Assessment data appropriately and update the health orientation curriculum as needed
·         Participate in all program meetings, development activities, and other meetings as needed
·         Strong communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English; Bilingual ability in one of the predominant languages of the local client base is desired
·         Demonstrated experience working in a multicultural environment
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
·         Must have a valid driver’s license and consistent access to reliable transportation
·         Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S.
·         Must be at least 18 years old
·         Must commit to one full year of service

Upon completion of service, AmeriCorps member will be eligible for an education award of approx. $6,195.
 Proposed activities will be supported, in part, with federal funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) AmeriCorps State program subgranted through the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Department of Social Services. Activities are contingent upon funding availability and award from CNCS.