Community Wellness Educator AmeriCorps Member
Milwaukee, WI 
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Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps
2023-2024 Service Year

Community Wellness Educator AmeriCorps Member

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
The Community Wellness Educator AmeriCorps Member will enhance programing for participants by facilitating education in nutrition, cooking and physical activity as well as coordinating volunteers and the logistics of the sessions. This member will also serve a portion of their time on any appropriate project for the Department of Environmental Health & Community Wellness.
 

Member Position – Summary and Purpose 

Two (2) full-time Community Wellness Educator AmeriCorps Members will enhance programing for participants by facilitating education in nutrition, cooking and physical activity as well as coordinating volunteers and the logistics of the sessions. This member will also serve a portion of their time on any appropriate project for the Department of Environmental Health & Community Wellness.  

 

Member Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Lead or co-lead education, and/or outreach program to expand the capacity of the Dept. of Environmental Health & Community Wellness. 

  • Coordinate logistics for classes, trainings, and community meetings among southside residents  

  • Conduct outreach activities in the community to provide health education and community resources 

  • Assemble and administer evaluation surveys, transcribe and prepare feedback reports of classes, events, community meetings and trainings 

  • Coordinate and facilitate children’s activities during resident trainings or community meetings 

  • Manage referrals and communication with patients in Epic  

  • Recruit and manage volunteers: 

  • Prepare and assign volunteer responsibilities in collaboration with the site supervisor 

  • Prepare volunteer recognition activities 

  • Gather evaluation data from volunteers 

  • Participate in team meetings and one on one meetings with Site Supervisor on a weekly basis where feedback for program improvement is welcome and encouraged 

  • Member will have the opportunity for mentorship, collaboration projects and event planning across Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers. 

  • Member will avoid all prohibited activities while serving or representing AmeriCorps 

Content Production 

  • Member will coordinate social media research and provide weekly education via social media,  

  • Develop marketing materials to use in education, promotion and outreach activities 

  • Production of content for social media platforms and promote growth of social media following 

  • Design and translation of health materials and handouts for program participants 

 

Family Education Program 

  • Provide direct linguistically and culturally appropriate health education (nutrition, physical activity) to children in the family education programs. 

  • Develop and improve children’s nutrition and physical activity curriculum in collaboration with the Health Education Coordinator 

  • Member will prepare snacks and facilitate demonstrations during weekly sessions 

  • Member will track patients health data and behavioral changes and have data readily available for evaluations 

  • Collect and report data of individuals served on a change of behavior or intent to change behavior for a healthier lifestyle. 

 

Community Leadership/Advocacy Program  

  • Co-lead and collaborate on projects with LPLS members 

  • Coordinate logistics and analysis of outcomes from LPLS related programs and projects 

 

Healthy Schools Program  

  • Member will collaborate with the Health Education Coordinator to provide education to children.  

 

Qualifications and Experience 

  • A degree in higher education preferred. At a minimum a member must be a high school graduate, or GED recipient. 

  • 21 years old or older preferred, 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  

  • 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 

  • Bilingual (Spanish- English) preferred.  

 

Line of Supervision 

The Community Wellness Educator AmeriCorps Members will report directly to the Healthy Lifestyles Project Manager. 

 

Application Process 

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 aisha.coursen@sschc.org.  

 

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is an equal employment opportunity employer and will offer reasonable accommodations upon request. 

 


 

 

Job Summary
Project Mode
Project/Job Outsourcing
Type of Project
Full Time
Project Payroll Preference
1099
Project Work Location
On-Site
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