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Tri-County Health Network - Community Specialist
Make a difference improving the overall health of the low-income, underserved residents in our rural mountain communities in southwest Colorado. ***Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) the healthcare arm of the Telluride Foundation is seeking a passionate VISTA to join our team as the Community Specialist to engage with the community and local youth to improve the overall health of our rural residents focused on mental health. ***TCHNetwork currently operates 20 highly successful Community Outreach Programs that work to fill the void of access to healthcare across our 6 county region.*** Programs include: mobile dental clinic, Latinx advocacy, chronic care education and outreach, Cooking Matters classes, health equity advocacy, non-emergent medical transportation, on demand ride sharing program, health insurance enrollment assistance, SNAP outreach, teletherapy, mental health educational training, palliative medicine support services. ***The VISTA member will be based out of Telluride, Colorado a former mining town where Butch Cassidy robbed his first bank and Nikola Tesla set up the downtown lights. Today, the town is a world-class ski resort in the winter and bustling festival town in the summer. However, she/he will travel across our 6 county region for community events.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will assist the TCHNetwork team with 1) educating the community on local health challenges, including behavioral health issues 2) expanding the capacity of the community to address local physical and mental health challenges 3) assisting in developing community coalitions to address youth mental health and substance use issues 4) maintaining the community volunteer program 5) performing outreach around healthy eating & local food initiatives, community oral health & supporting local health fairs. Responsibilities also include 1) organize, advertise and coordinate community meetings 2) coordinate outreach and educational forums 3) engage with youth in area schools to develop student-led efforts to address youth mental health & substance use issues 4) Develop community outreach tools 5) support grant development & fundraising efforts.
Program Benefits : laptop, Mileage, Discounted housing ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Elder Care ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking . 
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Tri-County Health Network - Community Specialist

Program Start/End Date
04/15/2019  -   04/14/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Spanish a plus!

Accepting Applications
From  02/04/2019  To  04/14/2019 

Contact Lynn Borup
PO Box 4178
Telluride   CO   81435
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 64926