NDMV AmeriCorps Resettlement Health Associate
Atlanta (United States of America)
SCOPE: The IRC in Atlanta’s Resettlement program provides access to quality, client-centered, comprehensive health care services to refugees and immigrants in the metro Atlanta area through local primary care providers. IRC Atlanta is expected to serve more than 2,000 refugee and immigrant clients per year. Co-location with IRC is impacting the opportunity for the organizations, along with local community agencies, to collaborate to provide wrap around physical and behavioral health, and social services for our clients. This position will focus on working closely with clients and direct staff of both organizations to arrange for and coordinate a variety of client health care services, including specialist appointments. This is a 37.5 hour per week position.
NOTE: This position is
a Notre Dame Mission Volunteer (NDMV) AmeriCorps position. AmeriCorps oversight
will be conducted through NDMV of Atlanta, and the IRC will serve as a
site placement. For more information about NDMV, please
visit http://www.ndmva.org. Upon interview and selection by the IRC, the
candidate will need to complete the AmeriCorps application process through the
NDMV site liaison.
- Introduce IRC in Atlanta and health related services to newly arrived clients during Cultural Orientation
- Teach clients how to schedule health care appointments, access local providers; and how to effectively participate in health care appointments with providers; and how to schedule medicated transportation services.
- Transport clients to and from doctor appointment if needed
- Submit a case aide request for transportation and interpretation services
- Work with IRC staff to identify newly arrived clients for primary health careappointments and needed specialty care.
- Develop and implement tracking system for client primary care and specialist appointments.
- Coordinate and ensure access to transportation and interpretation for health care appointments.
- Conduct client interviews to assess satisfaction with health care services received.
- Coordinate with local health care providers to ensure clients have access to culturally appropriate, coordinated services.
- Design and implement relevant and culturally appropriate health education materials.
- Maintain open and effective communication with other IRC programs as appropriate.
- Actively participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings.