AmeriCorps members are placed throughout BHCHP’s clinic sites. Examples of AmeriCorps positions include: Women’s Care Coordinator, Men’s Care Coordinator, Clinical Measures Specialist and Patient Activities Coordinator, Transgender Clinic Care Coordinator, and Housing Specialist, and more!
We seek applicants who are interested in serving a diverse patient population and are interested in learning about caring for individuals experiencing homelessness. As a member of the BHCHP AmeriCorps program you will provide case management and health education to patients that are served by our program who do not have access to a case manager to help them meet their health care goals.
· Facilitate referrals and provide resources to patients in need of services that support their overall health, including detoxes, transitional housing programs, food programs, transportation assistance, etc.
· Assist patients with medical care access issues (making/keeping appointments, ensuring transportation to appointments, providing assistance to access prescriptions)
· Provide health education, particularly around tobacco cessation, healthy eating, cancer screenings, and overdose prevention, to patients either one-on-one or in group.
For a one-year full-time commitment and minimum of 1,700 hours of AmeriCorps service, members may be eligible to receive:
· A taxable living allowance of up to $14,500
· Loan forbearance, if eligible
· If eligible, taxable Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $6,095 upon successful completion of service
· Health benefits
· Child care benefits, if eligible
· Training and professional development opportunities
· Free public transportation pass
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
· Must be 18 years of age or older, as required by BHCHP
· Must have a High School diploma or equivalent
· Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Permanent Resident Alien
· Experience with/or interest in volunteerism and community engagement
· An understanding of multicultural issues, substance use, mental health and the complex health problems of patients experiencing homelessness
· Bilingual Spanish is preferred
BHCHP is committed to providing equal opportunities. We serve and partner with diverse organizations, and are dedicated to non-discrimination. It is our policy to ensure that all individuals with whom we are in contact are treated without regard to age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or expression, or veteran status. BHCHP welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and for service upon request.