Crook County Reaccreditation and Outreach VISTA
Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project
About the organization
The Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project aims to alleviate, prevent and reduce poverty by engaging new public health professionals in a year of full-time service in major public health organizations to create or expand public health systems capacity. The project aims to reduce poverty in our communities by building sustainable public health programs and systems that ensure health equity, community resiliency and improved health outcomes.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 50 years.
In addition to activities at your individual site, each member receives additional orientation, training throughout the year.
Crook County Health Department provides clinical services that include reproductive health and communicable disease response; public health preparedness; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); Medicaid application assistance; substance use and addictions prevention; mental health promotion and suicide prevention; and chronic disease prevention and self-management. Our services are available to all members of the community, with specific focus on outreach and service to low-income community members.
The AmeriCorps member will join a dynamic team of local public health professionals who care deeply about the health and wellbeing of the community, as well as the professional development of the workforce. The member will build on efforts to: 1) Develop systems and train staff members to advance the culture of quality and increase accessibility of services to low-income community members; 2) Conduct research to inform creation and adaptation of health information communication strategies for populations living in poverty; and 3) Promote “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” classes in Crook County, assess program effectiveness, and secure funding to improve access and sustainability of programs. Ideally, this AmeriCorps member will be bilingual (Spanish/English), an excellent communicator via verbal, written, and visual mediums, and an enthusiastic learner who thrives in a collaborative environments.
- Availability to serve complete service term (04/12/2021 - 04/11/2022); dates not flexible.
- Must be 18 year or older, legally able to work in the U.S., and pass a background check
- Must hold a college graduate
- Must be willing and able to commute consistently or relocate to Prineville, OR
- Effective oral, written, and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds
- Interest in public health and poverty alleviation
Contact email: [email protected]
For more information about the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Project, please visit: http://healthoregon.org/vista.
Selections are made on a rolling basis and early applications are strongly encouraged.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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