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Cause Areas

When

Mon Aug 15, 2016 - Mon Dec 12, 2016

Where

3824 Barrett DriveSuite 200Raleigh, NC 27609

About

USCRI NC is currently seeking a part-time intern to advocate for the health needs of newly arrived refugees. The intern will be trained by a member of the resettlement team and job responsibilities will include:

  • · Increasing access to physical and mental health resources for newly arrived refugees;
  • · Helping clients to schedule and maintain appointments with primary care physicians;
  • · With the help of interpreters, helping refugees to understand their health care rights and better navigate the NC health system;
  • · Meeting with clients to provide additional support concerning health needs and scheduling appropriate appointments with specialists;
  • · Tracking client experiences with Medicaid providers;
  • · Building the capacity of health care providers to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugees, providing education and advocacy when necessary;
  • · Coordinating appointments and services and maintaining appointment notes for clients;
  • · Communicating with healthcare providers about ongoing barriers or needs of clients served and work to eliminate these barriers;
  • · Providing transportation for clients to attend medical appointments or coordinating with volunteers and Medicaid transportation to ensure clients can attend appointments;
  • · Educating clients to maintain health insurance benefits and work with benefits specialist and DHS if a lapse occurs;
  • · Performing other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Skills

  • Case Work / Management
  • Healthcare
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-15 hours a week
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