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On-the-ground Saturday Clinic Coordinator

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ORGANIZATION: REFUGEE HEALTH ALLIANCE

Refugee Health Alliance is offering a long-term volunteering opportunity as an "On-the-ground Saturday Shelter Clinic Coordinator". Since November of 2018, we have been providing the majority of medical care for asylum-seekers and other vulnerable populations at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, and throughout the COVID pandemic, we have continued to strive to address the needs of our ever-expanding patient census with increasing medical and social needs. RHA is considered a leader in the region for helping meet the health needs of migrants and has been recognized for doing so by accolades and awards from organizations like Al Otro Lado. For example, RHA had nearly 1000 migrant service encounters at Saturday Shelter visits over 2020 and serves 500 - 700 migrants a month at its 2-weekday clinics.

We are looking for individuals interested in joining our organization as an on-the-ground coordinator to help organize our mobile Saturday outreach clinics that take place at various shelters across Tijuana, MX. Our ideal candidate must have a 6-month commitment to volunteer twice a month, reliable transportation to the border, and is able to speak SPANISH. Please see our position description and the link to our application below if you are interested in joining RHA!

Position Description: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yeO_SHA5GmPwlejJIh6bfgBlCs_r4B85rXVW4vFZ2KU/edit?usp=sharing

Position Application: https://airtable.com/shrgzcCrbz9pYq042

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About REFUGEE HEALTH ALLIANCE

Location:

8861 VILLA LA JOLLA DRIVE 12062, LA JOLLA, CA 92037, US

Mission Statement

We seek to provide services to vulnerable, marginalized and displaced/deported families, children, pregnant women and LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers fleeing structural and non-structural violence. We aim to empower affected individuals and provide ethical, culturally competent, holistic and trauma informed care and resources to our patients. We are a dynamic network of volunteers, interprofessional clinicians, undergraduate/graduate students, and advocates from around the world to promote the well-being of under-resourced populations. We also promote discussion of the public health implications of such a large population of displaced individuals through research, advocacy, and educational initiatives.

Description

The Refugee Health Alliance has been providing the majority of medical care and basic needs for asylum-seekers and other vulnerable populations at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana since 2018 (e.g., 700 migrants a month). Our work has been recognized by accolades and awards from organizations like Al Otro Lado. We have 2 weekday clinics in Tijuana, provide remote services, and visit migrant shelters on the weekends. We provide a variety of ongoing, trauma-informed services including medical, midwivery, mental health, dentistry, acupuncture, naturopathic medical, and gender affirmation and LGBTQ services. When we can meet a need ourselves, we provide acute care and medical legal assistance and referrals. We also work to address the social determinants of health by distributing food and donations, and building Tijuana’s first ever clean public drinking fountain.

For additional volunteer opportunities see: https://www.refugeehealthalliance.org/volunteer

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Health & Medicine, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

8661 Villa La Jolla Drive#12062San Diego, CA 92037

(32.8673,-117.23276)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Hatian / Creole
  • Spanish
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must attend 2 clinic trips a month. Saturday shelters are currently biweekly on Saturdays from 8 am-4 pm. They will continue to be biweekly through June. Starting in July, shelter clinics will be every Saturday.
  • Must be at least beginner level in Spanish.

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