Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps: 2023-2024 Service Year
Sixteenth Street is proud to have over a decade of experience hosting AmeriCorps members at our organization. The Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps is a Public Health AmeriCorps program designed to tackle urgent health challenges and strengthen our country’s public health workforce. We receive funding from the CDC and the State of Wisconsin to train and place dedicated individuals within our departments to provide direct, patient-centered services. Through our member’s efforts, we can expand our mission to improve the health and well-being of those we care for within our health centers and out in the community. Learn more about the program on our website.
Member Position – Summary and Purpose
Two (2) full-time Women’s Wellness AmeriCorps Members acting as Resource Navigators will enhance the programing of the Women’s Wellness Department by facilitating education and providing resources to first-time pregnant women and for parents of newborn babies. No abortion services or referrals may be provided.??
Member Duties and Responsibilities
Sustain enrollment of first-time pregnant patients in SSCHC programs
Recruitment of Perinatal Care Coordination members for prenatal, breastfeeding, parenting, car seat, and lead outreach program classes
Ongoing contact with first-time pregnant patients within 2 weeks of referral to answer all questions and make sure patients followed through with previous recommendations
Follow up with patients every 1-2 months for second and third trimester teachings
Complete the annual United Way Surveys??
Verify first-time pregnant patients?are attending routine appointments and have follow up appointments scheduled at all?times??
Verify whether first-time pregnant patients are enrolled in state?insurance??
Increase use of health services and programs by providing linguistically and culturally appropriate assistance to SSCHC first-time pregnant patients
Should it be determined that further follow up from a previous referral (Dental, Chronic Care, WIC, Social Services, AODA, Medical-Educational Specialist etc.) is warranted, member will facilitate the delivery of needed services to the target patient group (first-time pregnant mothers).??
Offer appointment with chronic care specialist for all first-time pregnant patients who have been referred by the Perinatal Case Manager??
Inform all first-time pregnant patients about SSCHC’s bilingual prenatal and breastfeeding classes and encourage them to?attend??
Keep patient education material updated and organized. Make copies needed for all programs that are designed for the pregnant?patients.
Provide Health Education
Member may design a class or develop health topic to be discussed at individual?appointments???
Develop initiative to encourage first-trimester pregnant patients to attend initial OB appointment
Provide one-on-one health education to first-time pregnant patients
Provide nutrition education to first-time pregnant patients which includes discussing healthy weight gain, diet, water consumption, etc. in pregnancy based on BMI?chart??
May provide health education to families within the community through SSCHC Healthy Choices program??
Coordination of donation drive (donations?include?maternity and baby clothes for Women’s Wellness Department)
Enhance programming of community baby?shower???
Facilitate and offer our new?program to offer safe sleep and baby items for PNCC?moms?
Promotion of events through social media and community outreach??
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.??
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 the National Service Criminal History Check process
Studies and/or experience in Public Health, Health Sciences, Pediatric and Child Development Social Work, Human Services, Case Management, or related areas.
Experience with health education (pregnancy and children), have commitment to serve communities of color, and true desire to help adults and children to live healthier lives.
Bilingual English/Spanish is required.
Line of Supervision
The Women’s Wellness AmeriCorps Members will report directly to the Women’s Wellness Team Leader.??
Interested applicants should fill out the SSCHC application by clicking the link below. For more information, please contact Aisha Coursen by phone at (414) 897-5609 during weekday office hours (8am-5pm) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website.
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is an equal employment opportunity employer and will offer reasonable accommodations upon request.