Outreach Coordinator- School Based Health Center- Staten Island
AmeriCorps is a national network of programs that engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in communities throughout the nation. AmeriCorps offers several ways to get involved, from part-time local service programs to full-time residential programs. Members receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents, interests, and availability.
The Children’s Aid Society is a recent recipient of an AmeriCorps Grant and is looking for individuals to join in the mission to promote academic improvement, leadership, physical health, and positive emotional and social development so students will succeed in school and have the fundamental skills to make positive transitions in their lives.
The School Based Health Center Program provides comprehensive primary care to children in public schools, including medical, mental health and dental services regardless of their health insurance plan or status. Under a grant from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) operates four School Based Health Centers, in Washington Heights and Inwood and will open its 5th and largest School Based Health Center in Curtis High School, Staten Island this September 2013. In order to receive care, patients must have signed enrollment consent; the NYSDOH goal is that we have at least 75% of student population enrolled. Other goals include patients up-to-date in their immunizations, complete physical exam documentation, BMI documentation, etc.
The SBHC Community Outreach Liaison primary job functions will include promoting the School-Based Health Center services in the school by making classroom presentations, attending Parent Teacher Association Meetings, school health fairs, sports events, and other outreach events in coordination with SBHC student ambassadors. The SBHC Community Outreach Liaison will also work with SBHC Program Director and the Curtis High School SBHC manager to create pamphlets, posters, and other outreach and promotional materials to publicize the program.
· Assist in the development of outreach materials such as pamphlets, posters and other printed materials
· Attend outreach events across Curtis High School to promote the program and create awareness of our services, including PTA meetings, sporting events, health fairs, and other school meetings.
· Inform students, parents and teachers about the health services available for students
· Additional responsibilities may be added as the position evolves
· Report to Program Director/Clinic Manager
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
· Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
· Dynamic, self-starter
· Previous outreach experience a plus
· Strong computer skills, particularly in word processing;
· Ability to meet deadlines and remain calm under pressure;
Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:
· High School Diploma with at least 1-2 years of work experience;
· Ability to work in a dynamic environment with shifting priorities;
· General knowledge of office equipment and supplies;
· Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
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Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted
Children's Aid Society is an equal opportunity employer