KanCare Ombudsman Outreach Vista Volunteer - Kansas City Metro Area (Olathe)


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Fri Sep 01, 2017 08:00 AM - Sat Sep 01, 2018 04:00 PM


333 E Poplar StOlathe, KS 66061

Full Time Opportunity January 2017-January2018


KanCare Ombudsman Outreach VISTA (Kansas City Metro)

  • WSU VISTA - KanCare Ombudsman Outreach VISTA Kansas City

  • Full-Time Service Position (Flexible Schedule; hours can be adjusted)

  • Temporary Position: April2017 - April 2018

  • $990 Modest Monthly Living Allowance ($11,800 a year)

  • PLUS: $5,775 Education Award after one year of service!

Help Medicaid help Kansans! Provide Structure and sustainability to a volunteer program that aims to help Kansans utilize KanCare Healthcare to the utmost.

AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or agency. Members earn a modest living allowance of $11,800, limited benefit options and after a year of service are eligible for an Education Award of $5,775 or post-service stipend.

All serious inquiries please complete an online application at MY.AMERICORPS.GOV and search opportunity listings with our project titled: WSU VISTA - KanCare Ombudsman Outreach VISTA Kansas City.

  1. To apply, go to: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do
  2. Please email Lisa Churchill, Volunteer Coordinator, to let her know you have applied and/or with any questions: Lisa.Churchill@ks.gov


-Develop materials to recruit volunteers and coordinate materials with site supervisor

-Develop educational resources (online and in manual) for volunteers

-Identify and develop contacts to recruit potential volunteers.

-Coordinate with public health officials to identify deliverable training's and resources to assist community members who receive KanCare services

-Deliver materials to promote KanCare program to organizations, service providers, caregivers, advocates, members (consumer), prospective member, etc.

-Develop and maintain new tools for volunteers to access online

-Develop and implement quantitative method of cataloging volunteer hours

- Design and implement satisfaction questions to be included in quarterly evaluations

-Conduct quarterly evaluations of volunteer experience and consumer satisfaction.

-Ability to answer volunteer questions as needed

-Streamline volunteer resource guides

-Design and present "Ongoing Education" modules


Community Organization, Public Health, Recruitment, Social Services


Some College


$11,800.00 /year

After a year of service, VISTAs receive a Segal Education Award valued at $5,775 to be used for student loan payments or tuition costs OR an End-of Year Cash Stipend valued at $1,500

Required license or certification:

  • Driver's License
  • Application
  • Background Check


  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours/week; one year minimum; flexible schedule
  • Bilingual a plus, NOT a requirement

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