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Communications and Community Engagement (AmeriCorps VISTA) - McAllen, TX

Position Title: Communications and Community Engagement Outreach VISTA 
Service Site Name: Hope Family Health Center 
City: McAllen, TX 
Start Date: Rolling, contact for details 
Are you a volunteer warrior? Do you want a career in service? Join AmeriCorps VISTA! The program is designed to function as a stateside Peace Corps, which places high quality, dedicated individuals in poverty-facing non-profit organizations throughout the country. VISTA Members serve on a full-time basis for one full calendar year. Upon completion of Service, VISTA Members are eligible to receive $6,895 Education Award or $3,000 cash stipend. The education award may be used to repay qualified student loans or can be used to pay for tuition or other educational expenses at eligible universities (including graduate programs) and vocational schools. To learn more about VISTA, click here:  
The Texas Association of Charitable Clinics VISTA Program seeks to place members who are committed to national service and public health in the clinics throughout Texas that are dedicated to providing quality healthcare services to low-income individuals. VISTA Program members will be provided with on-going support and training, as well as invaluable experience in the healthcare field. 
At HOPE Family Health Center, the third year VISTA will increase community awareness of HOPE services and develop new programs with a primary goal of community engagement. The VISTA will aim to build a culture of community engagement and increase awareness of HOPE activities and programs by coordinating with HOPE staff to remove common barriers regarding access to quality health care. Member activities include creating and publishing communication and outreach materials for community members and potential clients, recruiting volunteers and organizing events that create opportunities for community engagement, coordinating with care team and business analyst on weekly basis to assess communities and patients eligible for additional assistance, and reviewing and updating common resources binder and services provided by collaborating organizations for services not offered at HOPE. 
Interested applicants can APPLY HERE: 
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Program Benefits: 
  • Monthly living allowance of $1,350 
  • Competitive Health Insurance through IMG; or Health Allowance for those with pre-existing healthcare coverage 
  • End of Service Award of either $6,895 Education Award or $3,000 Cash Stipend 
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility for Federal Employment  
  • Relocation Allowance 
  • Child Care Assistance 
  • High School Graduate  
  • At Least 18 Years Old 
  • Commitment to National Service and solutions to poverty 
  • Interest in learning about the workings of free and reduced healthcare systems. 
  • Responsible for finding own housing. 
  • Driver‘s License and access to a reliable vehicle  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • English required and Spanish is a benefit