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Opportunity Council - EMS Community Health Comm. & Outreach
Whatcom County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has a mission of providing the right care at the right time through our Mobile Integrated Health Teams (MIH) and the Ground-Level Response and Coordinated Entry (GRACE) programs. The EMS office provides leadership to the Whatcom County EMS system which is a collection of 14 Fire Departments that provide all ranges of emergency response from the downtown Bellingham core to the most remote parts of the county. The EMS system is financed with a county-wide EMS Levy where programs and projects are funded along with operational funding of the system. Within this system, we deploy three Community Paramedic Teams partnered with Social Workers/Responders through the GRACE program that work to reduce the frequency of use of EMS, the Emergency Department, and Law Enforcement in the various communities. This 2nd year VISTA project will continue communications projects designed to connect vulnerable populations, in particular those populations living below the poverty level, in efforts to strengthen relationships between health care providers, community services and vulnerable community members. The Opportunity Council VISTA Cohort in Bellingham includes monthly team meetings, Professional Development opportunities, fun team-building events, and 4 annual Days of Service.
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Member Duties : Support communication and outreach strategies to targeted communities. Create publications, manage website content and write narratives that demonstrate programs. Video editing and website skills are highly desirable along with strong interpersonal communications skills to connect community service organizations. Co-chair the EMS Communications Committee providing direction and input to EMS and GRACE programs. Work with EMS data that directs communications strategies, and learn to "tell the story" through data-informed processes. Support the Medical Reserve Corps recently organized in response to the COVID19 pandemic. Maintain personnel databases, manage volunteer schedules and recruit volunteers. Manage the COVID19 Van Driver program used for transportation of vulnerable/homeless populations to the quarantine centers, clinics, homeless shelters and the hospital. Create meeting agendas, schedule meetings and draft minutes to support the multiple committees and program operations.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Technology ,  Hunger ,  Elder Care ,  Homelessness ,  Disaster Relief ,  Public Safety ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Public Health ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Opportunity Council - EMS Community Health Comm. & Outreach

Program Start/End Date
12/06/2021  -   12/05/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  09/27/2021  To  11/05/2021 

Contact Naomi Siegel
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225

Listing ID 107279