Oregon Medicaid Community Engagement VISTA located in Portland

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project

This position joins Oregon Health Authority’s statewide AmeriCorps VISTA team. In addition to activities at your individual site, each member receives additional orientation, training throughout the year, team meetings, and the support of the team leaders and project director based at the state public health agency. For more information about the Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project, please visit: http://healthoregon.org/vista. Selections are made on a rolling basis and early applications are strongly encouraged. The last day to submit an application is July 14, 2023. The Office of Medicaid & Fee-For-Service (FFS) Operations within Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Health Systems Division, serves approximately 120,000 Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members benefitting from Oregon's Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program from all walks of life including working families, children, pregnant adults, single adults, individuals with disabilities, and seniors. Each day at OHA, you will work to enhance the OHP FFS member experience alongside dedicated and thoughtful colleagues with the common goal of eliminating health inequities by 2030. The VISTA in this position will receive a monthly Portland Metro Area Trimet public transportation pass as well as ample opportunities to work & learn alongside Oregon Health Authority staff. The OHA AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project is committed to building a diverse workforce to strengthen our work in Oregon communities. We value applicants who can bring lived experience to further OHA’s strategic goal to eliminate health inequities by 2030. With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, it is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health!

Member Duties : As the Oregon Medicaid Community Engagement VISTA in Oregon Health Authority’s Health Systems Division, Fee-For-Service (FFS) Operations unit, you will collaborate with OHA subject matter experts, research local & national best practices, and learn from community voices to develop an outreach & engagement framework for Oregon Medicaid members served by FFS programming. You will document current community engagement initiatives, create evidence-based community engagement efforts, and create training materials to convey findings & make recommendations to OHA staff.

Desired skills:

1. Experience with Oregon Health Plan (Oregon’s Medicaid program) as a member, advocate, etc.

2. Experience collaborating with community on engagement initiatives. This work will be completed through an intersectional health equity lens and will center Oregon Health Plan members. Members serve their communities through indirect service.

This position will include a hybrid of remote and in-person work.

Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Stipend, Training, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Transit Pass, Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcareTerms :

Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours.

Service Areas : Community and Economic Development, Community Outreach, Health, Education, Tribal.

Skills: Social Services, Teamwork, Public Health, General Skills, Community Organization, Education, Communications, Conflict Resolution.

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Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

This opportunity is recurring

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