Volunteer Community Health AmeriCorps VISTA Member Job at CHRISTUS Health, Irving, TX

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  • CHRISTUS Health
  • Irving, TX

Job Description

Description

Summary:

This position is offered through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. As a Community Health AmeriCorps VISTA Member at CHRISTUS Health, you will join an incredibly talented team dedicated to supporting and growing the capacity of CHRISTUS Health’s Community Health infrastructure resulting in greater alignment to community needs, improvement of community health outcomes, and increased health equity. The Community Health AmeriCorps VISTA Member will mobilize key individuals and organizations to create coalitions committed to improving community health; develop interventions that address community needs among under-resourced communities; and monitor/evaluate community programs.

Designed specifically to fight poverty and 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 40 years. An AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is a federal volunteer opportunity. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment while receiving a living allowance to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency and perform indirect service to support the organizations in delivering valuable services to people living in poverty. Participants must be 18 years of age and have a combination of community service and/or equivalent college experience. VISTA members receive an end-of-service stipend or education award, health coverage, training, a relocation allowance, a living allowance and childcare assistance if eligible. The work is full-time (30 hours per week) and VISTAs are permitted to do paid part-time work outside of CHRISTUS Health during their assignment to supplement their income.

This role reports to the Director for Community Health Development at the System Office and their assigned Ministry’s Vice President of Mission Integration or the Ministry’s Community Health Lead. You will be based at our System Office or in one of our Health Systems across four states: Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arkansas. VISTAs are highly skilled and participate in capacity-building activities that enhance the mission, strategy, skills, and culture, as well as systems, infrastructure, and human resources of organizations, like CHRISTUS Health, in meeting unmet community needs. AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Please consider this exciting opportunity to contribute to our mission, gain valuable experience, and receive a modest living allowance all at the same time. We encourage you to apply now!

  • Maintain a comprehensive database of community resources for the use of referrals by patients, community members, and associates.
  • Partner with Community Health AmeriCorps VISTA Members and Leader to engage Associates with local community volunteering opportunities.
  • Coordinate the evaluation and improvement of community health resources and programs by creating an evaluation framework.
  • Develop new partnerships and strengthen existing partnerships by connecting with local community organizations.
  • Contribute to developing best practices, training materials, and sustainability plans for the AmeriCorps VISTA program at CHRISTUS Health.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
  • Must be dedicated to participating in a one-year, full-time national service assignment.
  • Must have the ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of professionals, organizations, advocates, and community partners.

Benefits: 

  • Modest Bi-Weekly Living Allowance/Stipend
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Professional development, training, and mentorship
  • Choice of an Education Award or End of Service Stipend
  • Non-competitive eligibility
  • Relocation travel allowance, if eligible
  • Settling-in allowance, if eligible
  • Childcare, if eligible
  • And many more benefits that you can find at americorps.gov/vistabenefits

Work Type:

Full Time

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Job Tags

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