Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps September 2021 – July 2022 Service Year Position Description Community Outreach AmeriCorps Member
Member Position – Summary and Purpose
The Community Outreach AmeriCorps Member will enhance programing and outreach activities for our Community Leadership Program by facilitating resident engagement for community projects and activities as well as coordinating logistics. This member will also serve a portion of their time in the Healthy Schools Program and the Family Education Program by facilitating youth education and organizing logistics for classes in schools or any appropriate project for the Department of Environmental Health & Community Wellness.
Member Duties and Responsibilities Community Leadership/Advocacy Program
Participate in projects of the Community Leadership and Advocacy program
Promote and coordinate logistics for community meetings, leadership and other trainings among southside residents
Assemble and administer evaluation surveys, transcribe and prepare feedback reports of events, community meetings and trainings
Develop marketing materials to use in education, promotion and outreach activities
Production of content for social media platform at our “Latinos por la Salud” Facebook page as well promote its growth
Coordinate logistics and analysis as well as participate in promotion of the Virtual Waking Club
Coordinate and facilitate children activities during resident trainings or community meetings
Recruit and manage volunteers for the Community Leadership Program
Conduct outreach activities in the community to provide health education and resources
Participate in team meetings and one-on-one meetings on a weekly basis where feedback for program improvement is welcome and encouraged
Lead or co-lead education, and/or outreach program to expand capacity of the Dept. of Environmental health & Community Wellness.
Member will have the opportunity for mentorship, collaboration projects and event planning across Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers.
Collect and report data of individuals served on a change of behavior or intent to change behavior for a healthier lifestyle.
Member will avoid all prohibited activities while serving or representing AmeriCorps.
Youth/Healthy Schools Program
Member will enhance the capacity of the Youth/Healthy Schools Program by supporting logistics during youth leadership trainings and adult health education. This can also include facilitating youth circle sessions and mentorship for youth.
Family Education Program
Member will expand recruitment of children for programing in schools and for classes at the clinic
Member will provide direct linguistically and culturally appropriate health education (nutrition, physical activity) to children in the family program and students in schools following established curriculum
Member will serve in snack preparation and demonstrations during weekly sessions
Oversee logistics for sessions
Qualifications and Experience
Be a high school graduate, GED recipient, working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during the term of service. Members must agree to obtain either a diploma or GED before using an education award.
18 years old or older, no upper age limit
Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens
Pass a National Service Criminal History Check
Experience (or high interest) in health education, nutrition/fitness programs, public health
Experience working or volunteering with Latino families
Bilingual: written and oral communication skills in Spanish/English
Ability to relate well to and communicate well with people of various ages and from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
Flexibility to work some evenings and occasionally on weekends as needed.
Able to work accurately under pressure both independently and in a team-based environment
Experience using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point and Publisher)
Knowledge of social media and video production
Valid Wisconsin driver's license, use of an automobile, and current auto insurance
Line of Supervision
The Community Outreach AmeriCorps Member will report directly to the Community Engagement Specialist
Application Process Interested applicants should fill out the SSCHC application by clicking the link below. For more information, please contact Erik Miller by phone at (414) 897-5609 during weekday office hours (8am-5pm) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is an equal employment opportunity employer and will offer reasonable accommodations upon request.