Marion County Community Access Facilitator (Vaccine/Hepatitis) 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.
Marion County Health & Human Services (MCHHS) strives to create a safe and welcoming community where all people can access high quality health and human services and are supported to achieve their highest level of health. We are committed to creating a vibrant community in Marion county, where all people have opportunities to live healthy, purposeful lives.
Engagement with vulnerable populations to alleviate health equity imbalances is of top priority for Marion County Health & Human Services. The AmeriCorps member will expand the capability of Marion County Health and Human Services’ (MCHHS) Clinical Preventive Services Program (CPSP) by establishing community partnerships to increase education, understanding and coordination of Hepatitis vaccination and prevention efforts. The member’s service will result in the adoption and evaluation of a framework for Hepatitis vaccination and prevention by community partners in Marion County. AmeriCorps members on the OHA VISTA serve their communities through indirect service. While your projects will endure for years, you will have limited interaction with clients and will be based in an office setting. Applicants should hold a four-year degree, four years of work experiences, or a combination thereof. Applicants should be independent, motivated, and have good writing and intercultural skills.
- 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 have a college degree
- Must be willing and able to commute consistently or relocate to…
- 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
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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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