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WithinReach Bridge to Basics WSC
WithinReach AmeriCorps Members make a positive impact on the health of Washington communities by improving access to health care and local food programs. Our AmeriCorps members provide system navigation, outreach, and education at food banks, health fairs, community colleges, homeless encampments and more. We work with community members to find programs and resources that will help meet their basic needs and put them on the path towards self-sufficiency and holistic health. Even after all of the hype that surrounded health care reform, many Washingtonians do not understand the essential health care resources available or how to get them. Some who are newly enrolled in health insurance do not know how to start utilizing it to manage their health, access preventative care (often for the first time), and lead overall healthier lives. Our AmeriCorps members help navigate a complex system, ensure that all individuals know how to access their health care, and help clients become self-advocates when exploring their options. At WithinReach, we believe a well-fed family is a healthy family. That’s why we also work to provide outreach to food insecure families in King and Snohomish counties. Washington ranks 23rd in the nation for number of residents who experience hunger, and as many as one-in-five children live in a home in which putting food on the table is a challenge. AmeriCorps members provide underserved and culturally diverse individuals with knowledge and access to local food resources, including work with local programs to increase spending power at farmer’s markets and feed kids in and out of school. Through direct client engagement, education, and empowerment, you can make a huge impact on health disparities and food security in Washington. This AmeriCorps position is great for applicants interested in careers in public health, non-profits, social services, nutrition access, and the healthcare system. This position is contingent on funding.
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Member Duties : As an AmeriCorps at WithinReach, you will work with low-income individuals by providing information and referrals in two key areas: health care and food security. You will guide clients through necessary applications and offer follow-up and additional information in order to ensure success. In a fast-paced and collaborative work environment, you will be part of a team that conducts in-person outreach to local community partners 2-4 times each week. You will engage with vulnerable communities in a friendly, approachable manner, one conversation at a time. You will have a unique opportunity to become an expert in healthcare and nutrition resources and systems and have important conversations directly with families and individuals. Some base knowledge of phone and computer technology required for data reporting and client follow up.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Stipend . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Medicine ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Counseling ,  Public Health . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

WithinReach Bridge to Basics WSC

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2016  -   07/15/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2016  To  08/01/2016 

Contact Kari Geiger
155 NE 100th St
Seattle   WA   98125

Listing ID 67586