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American Heart Association HeartCorps Service Member in Pahokee, Florida

Overview

What is HeartCorps:

HeartCorps is an initiative with Public Health AmeriCorps and the American Heart Association created todrive health equity in rural communities. This service position offers a great opportunity to gain valuable professional public health experience while advancing more equitable health outcomes for your community.

We are seeking a full-time service member starting September 23, 2024, to serve at Empower Healthcare, Inc. in Pahokee, FL .

Responsibilities

What you will do includes:

  • Typically serve full-time Monday - Friday (41.25 hours per week). Some placements may include occasional evening or weekend hours. Part-time opportunities may be available at 25 hours per week.

  • Deliver health education and support patients/community members in navigating the care, community programs and resources on heart health related topics including cardiovascular disease, smoking cessation, nutrition, blood pressure, and chronic diseases such as diabetes.

  • Assist with public health surveys. This may include recruiting participants, administering the survey in-person or via phone, tracking data, and/or running reports.

  • Plan and conduct local health skill building workshops, health fairs, town halls or community conversations – to raise awareness and help community members manage their health.

  • Support patients and community members in initiating and conducting Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring.

  • Host Hands-Only CPR demonstrations for community members.

  • Engage local organizations to help identify and develop resources to support families in accessing chronic disease interventions and/or overall health and wellbeing services.

  • Actively participate in AmeriCorps pre-service orientation, HeartCorps member development meetings and assigned trainings.

Qualifications

Ideal HeartCorps Candidates are:

  • United States citizen, United States national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States, at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Able to secure reliable transportation to and from the host site daily and to community-based activities. You will be required to maintain a valid drivers’ license as well as at least the minimum automobile liability insurance coverage required by law.

  • Strong written and oral communicators.

  • Customer and solution focused. Good listeners, non-judgmental, open minded, and resourceful.

  • Required to satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria-nationwide check of the National Sex Offender Public website, state criminal history record check, and a fingerprint-based check of the FBI criminal history record database.

  • Experience as health aide or have coursework in public health, health communications, health promotion, or health sciences helpful but not required.

Compensation & Benefits

Benefits of HeartCorps Service include:

  • Bi-weekly living stipend of $1108.70 (taxable) for full-time service members. The stipend is pro-rated for part-time members.

  • Healthcare benefits.

  • Childcare subsidy if eligible.

  • An educational award upon successful completion of service.

  • Personal and professional development.

  • Direct access to job opportunities upon successful completion of program.

To learn more about HeartCorps click here: HeartCorps: Public Health AmeriCorps at the AHA | American Heart Association (https://www.heart.org/en/volunteer/opportunities/heartcorps) .

For questions related to HeartCorps, please email us at HeartCorps@heart.org

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to our volunteers, our workforce, and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago (6/5/2024 11:18 AM)

Requisition ID 2024-13544

Job Locations US-FL-Pahokee

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