The Rural Healthcare Community Relations (RHCR) VISTA will ensure access to available health and mental health services provided by Frontera Healthcare Network (FHN). The RHCR member will develop coalitions with community-based organizations across Concho, Menard, Mason, Kimble & McCulloch counties in West Texas. The VISTA will organize and coordinate coalitions to close awareness and information gaps and other barriers between residents in poverty and access to FHN clinical services in these rural communities.
FHN has 5 clinics spread across the mentioned counties and the RHCR VISTA will live and work at the primary location in Eden, Texas. Eden is a community of approximately 3,000 individuals and is located about 45 miles Southeast of San Angelo, Tx. A personal vehicle is highly recommended and service related travel to clinics and surrounding communities will be reimbursed.
A successful applicant will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience delivering presentations to audiences of many different demographics. Being part of the team is extremely important and a great teammate has a collaborative approach to group projects, is a self-starter, and is also able to achieve results working alone. Experience with marketing or social media, graphic design, prior knowledge of rural healthcare needs and national healthcare awareness campaigns, and/or being bilingual in Spanish would be beneficial.
Member Duties : 1) Develop and establish a comprehensive outreach plan encompassing social media, traditional media, and face to face marketing strategies to increase community awareness of Frontera Healthcare Network’s clinics and services. 2) Develop the content and tools necessary for a sustainable face-to-face outreach plan. 3) Develop partnerships with area social service agencies serving low-income citizens and develop and refine a resource and referral tool-kit for Frontera Healthcare Network staff and community partners. 4)Work with community leaders to develop collaborative projects and coalitions to formalize relationships that work to solve common issues by taking a multilayers approach for those living in poverty. Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Training . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours . Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Health , Elder Care . Skills :
Community Organization , Business/Entrepreneur , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Public Speaking , Teaching/Tutoring , Leadership , General Skills , Writing/Editing , Medicine , Team Work , Communications , Conflict Resolution , Computers/Technology , Public Health , Social Services . https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=75257&fromSearch=true
- Teaching / Instruction
- Social Media / Blogging
- Customer Acquisition
- Grant Writing / Research
- Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
- Public Relations
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training