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Epilepsy Resource Room Program Manager VT
Community Health Worker - AmeriCorps

Epilepsy Resource Room Program Manager Vermont

Level/Family/Range: Full Time (32 hrs/wk)
Reports to Director of Programs and Services
Floating Office Location Stationed at Univ of VT Medical Center Burlington and Work from Home
Published: February 14, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION
Summary/Objective

Epilepsy Foundation New England (EFNE) serves people and families affected by epilepsy in MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT.  The Program Manager for the VT Resource Room is an important member of our team who leads and provides support services to people living with epilepsy. 

Epilepsy Resource Rooms are a new program of EFNE, launched in August 2020 and coming to VT for the first time this spring.  The VT Epilepsy Resource Room will be located at the Univ of VT Medical Center.  The healthcare coordinator will provide active listening and support, basic patient/family education, community information and referral services, site-based support programs (e.g., peer support group), socialization programs (e.g., Young Leaders Network), a library of helpful literature, and assistance to hospital staff to improve support for people living with epilepsy.  The program manager will work with EFNE’s central office to convene a VT Council of EFNE, develop awareness and educational activities, and plan and implement fundraising activities.

The essential functions of the position include:
  • Provide helpdesk, Care Management, small group, peer support, and educational programs
  • Working with EFNE staff and hospital providers, define the scope, purpose, and philosophy of the VT Epilepsy Resource Room and translate these into appropriate policies and procedures
  • Collecting, maintaining, and analyzing data on client services
  • Ensuring Quality Management by monitoring outcome measures to assess performance
  • Developing a working knowledge of the AmeriCorps program
  • Recruit and manage up to a dozen volunteers to assist as parent and peer leaders
  • Convene the VT Council of EFNE
  • Support the planning and implementation of events such as a Walk for Epilepsy
  • Potential for this role to grow in scope to include supervisory responsibility of 6 Community Health Workers in mid-2022, contingent on grant funding.
Competencies
  • Flexibility
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Project Management Skills
  • Organization Skills
  • Time Management
  • Creativity
  • Planning
  • Attention to Detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer literacy

Supervisory Responsibility This position may supervise volunteers or interns. This position is likely to grow to include supervising a team of Community Health Workers in summer 2022.

Work Environment This job generally operates in flex space at UVM Medical Center and will include work from home hours. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products or supplies, up to 20 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a 32-hour/week position. Some evening and weekend hours are required and are scheduled in advance, collaboratively.

Travel

Limited travel in VT will be required. Mileage is reimbursed at the Federal reimbursement rate.

Required Education and Experience
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Social Worker, or similar
  • Demonstrable understanding of the epilepsy (or similar) community in the geographic area to be served
  • Experience engaging diverse stakeholders in meaningful work with a nonprofit organization
Preferred Education and Experience
  • 3+ years experience in public health, social nonprofit, healthcare, or equivalent environment
  • Demonstration of a commitment or tie into the mission of Epilepsy Foundation New England

AAP/EEO Statement Epilepsy Foundation New England provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Epilepsy Foundation New England complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

This position has access to vulnerable populations.

Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to @email


Community Health Worker – AmeriCorps Member

Do you live or attend school near or in the New England states? Do you have a passion for making a difference, helping people, enhancing your career and professional skills, and a sense of adventure? You may have what it takes to become a Community Healthcare Worker through AmeriCorps.

Epilepsy Foundation New England is seeking AmeriCorps members who have a passion for serving - for helping children and adults who live with epilepsy across New England. We have opportunities across Western Massachusetts to Boston, Providence, Rhode Island, Burlington, Vermont, Hanover & the Mount Washington Valley, NH, and Portland, Maine.

With multiple positions available, this role involves helping those who live with epilepsy connect with community resources and assisting them in navigating health care, and identifying social and community support systems and resources. You build skills, experience, and street credentials as a Community Healthcare Worker in the process. In addition, after the program, you will become a Certified Community Healthcare Worker.

Responsibilities include:
  • Providing liaison services between the community, treatment providers, and other agencies.
  • Coordinating communication between treatment providers through both written and verbal means promptly.
  • Helping patients navigate healthcare and social service systems.
  • Reducing social isolation among patients.
  • Collecting data and relaying information to stakeholders.
  • Addressing social determinants of health for each individual.
  • Assisting in the development of goals, objectives, and strategies for the program.
  • Providing active listening, support, and coaching to patients on life changes that support health and wellness
  • Maintaining a library of helpful literature while assisting hospital staff with site-specific needs to improve support
About AmeriCorps:

AmeriCorps is a national community service program that gives people an opportunity to apply their skills and ideals towards helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. Full-time members will serve for 11 months, at an average of 35 hours per week, from June 1, 2022, to May 1, 2023. They will receive a total living allowance of $22,500, paid biweekly, and a $6,495 Segal Educational Award once service is complete. Part-time service members will receive a prorated living stipend and an educational award. AmeriCorps members receive significant training and experience to become Community Healthcare Workers who provide a range of services that enhance the quality of life for people living with epilepsy.

Requirements:
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Strong communication skills
  • Passion for working with diverse populations
  • Motivation and aptitude for outreach and networking
  • Interest in nonprofit organizations and their development
  • Ability to balance service commitment with other commitments in a sustainable way
  • Organization and communication skills
  • Proven project management abilities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility, patience, and a good sense of humor
Position Benefits:
  • Living allowance of $22,500, on a biweekly stipend
  • Education award of $6,495 upon completion of service
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Free childcare
  • Loan deferment and interest accrual payment for qualifying loans upon completion of service
  • Nationwide Alumni network
  • Community Health Worker Certification
  • A built-in network of AmeriCorps members and colleagues – potential to make a lifelong connection
  • Learned skills: leadership, recruitment, teamwork, communications, education, public speaking, community organization, social work, teaching, mentoring

Service commitment will average 35 hours per week, generally performed Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm, with some weekend and evening scheduled with notice.

To Apply

Please fill out an AmeriCorps Interest Form along with a resume and cover letter