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College Health Corps, Rochester Student Health Services
 
 
 
Rochester Students’ Health Services (RSHS) is an all-volunteer organization offering free health care to Rochester Alternative Learning Center (ALC) students and their children. The mission of RALC is to support viable educational options for students who are experiencing difficulty in any educational system and are at risk of educational failure. The goal of the clinic is to improve the overall health of the ALC students and their children by addressing acute health conditions, facilitating care of chronic conditions, improving health literacy, fostering student’s engagement in protective, health-enhancing behaviors and avoidance of risky behavior. Our goal is to empower students to be invested in their health along with improving graduation rates by reducing the number of school days lost due to health concerns. Integration of the clinic services with other school services into a coordinated school health program increases the effectiveness of all components and enhances the impact on the students’ health. A major goal would be to enhance a building-wide approach to health education, services, and activities, targeted to the needs of this unique population of students. ---This project is part of the College Health Corps (CHC) VISTA Program, operated by Minnesota Campus Compact. The CHC increases low-income individuals’ access to health care, health education, food, and basic needs through capacity building projects, including partnerships between higher education and community based organizations. Professional development focuses on health equity, the social determinants of health, and effective partnership development. --- ***Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early. Candidates must also email a resume and cover letter.***
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA AmeriCorps member will work with the volunteer staff and the Board of Rochester Student Health Services. Duties will include grant writing, developing training procedures for volunteers, recruiting volunteers along with continuing to explore sustainability strategies. The VISTA will work with community health professionals and organizations in order to leverage capital and resources to enhance the health services provided for students. The VISTA will work with stakeholders to develop a comprehensive health plan for the ALC addressing issues including health literacy, health promotion, mental health, chemical use, and parenting, along with developing and planning health events at the ALC.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Bus passes and access to food shelf ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Medicine ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
College Health Corps, Rochester Student Health Services

Program Start/End Date
07/29/2017  -   07/28/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/27/2017  To  06/02/2017 

Contact Gordy Ziebart
37 Woodlake Dr SE
Rochester   MN   55904
507-328-3999
goziebart@rochester.k12.mn.us
www.rochester.k12.mn.us
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71732


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