Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps Program
Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps Program Overview
Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps Members will be placed within federally qualified health centers across Connecticut, in addition to the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut. The STICH AmeriCorps Members will implement standardized health insurance literacy training at the health centers and in other locations like community centers, local libraries, and colleges/universities. STICH AmeriCorps Members will organize and provide community-specific health education initiatives which address prevalent, chronic conditions currently outside the scope of traditional clinical interventions. Health education initiatives may be offered in numerous languages depending on the need of that specific community. STICH AmeriCorps Members will ameliorate obstacles to patient access, both with adults and children, by focused care coordination and navigation of the health care system. STICH AmeriCorps Members will have the opportunity to attend community events and health fairs to raise awareness of these services throughout their term.
How long will STICH Members serve?
STICH Members will serve 40+ hours per week for 10 months. The STICH members will begin service in September 2021 and complete service late July 2022.
What are examples of what STICH AmeriCorps Members might do?
– Implement health insurance literacy trainings, health education lessons, and mobilize volunteers
– Patient navigation & enrollment services
– Care Coordination
– Program research & development
– Community service projects
– Training and group development
What’s in it for me?
– $15,100 Living Allowance
– $6,345 education award
– Childcare Benefits if eligible
– Student loan forbearance
– Training opportunities & career advancement
What do I need to qualify?
– 18+ years of age
– High school diploma or GED, or in the process of getting GED
– U.S. Resident, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident
– Reliable transportation
– Pluses: Spanish-speaking, experience in health care
Where will I be placed?
You will be placed in a Community Health Center in the state of CT. Locations vary and will be discussed during the interview process.
I am interested in the program. Who do I contact?
Maya Severson, Workforce Development Program Manager, at (email@example.com) or (860-461-8983).
How do I apply?
Submit a resume and cover letter to Maya Severson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Each time we hire a new Stitch member, we are given the chance to enhance the community and to demonstrate CHCACT’s values of accountability, diversity, respect, and responsibility. We do this by using fair, legal, inclusive, and effective hiring practices that support and comply with CHCACT’s policy and the applicable State and Federal laws in a way that is mindful of climate, culture, and diversity, and by affirming the unique qualities of each individual throughout the hiring process. This posting does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
CHCACT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities. CHCACT considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does CHCACT discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
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