Abilene (United States of America)
The AmeriCorps is a 12 month full time volunteer position which offers a living stipend, benefits and upon completion an education stipend. Applicants must be US citizen or have a valid Green Card.
Job Overview/Summary: The
Health AMERICORPS will continue capacity building services of the organization
in the area of (Mental) Health by implementing recommendations from previous AMERICORPS
research, including training to clients and mental health providers in the community,
as well as assess and build the capacity of healthcare providers in the
community to serve immigrants.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Work with Case management team to provide outreach and education to the medical community, with specific emphasis on Obstetricians and Mental Health Care providers.
Outreach to Center for Survivors of Torture to explore possible training to local providers, and other partnership opportunities
Put together logistics for a local provider training
Attend the Abilene Mental Health Network meetings
Research funding opportunities for future programming (Both Mental Health Care and Medical Services access)
Assess barriers refugees & immigrants face in accessing health care in the communities
Explore strategies to mitigate barriers to health care
Research successful strategies to ensure immigrants access to healthcare in comparative markets and develop a strategic action plan.
Other duties as required.