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Community Health Worker - AmeriCorps


Are you ready to make a difference while enjoying a flexible work schedule and a hybrid work environment? Consider joining our team as an AmeriCorps Community Health Worker with the Epilepsy Foundation New England (EFNE).

We're currently seeking candidates in a variety of New England locations to connect individuals and families living with epilepsy to the social and community resources they need to navigate the challenges of everyday life and to improve their healthcare outcomes. Full-time positions offer paid service training leading to certification as a Community Health Worker. As a Community Health Worker, you'll be a valuable conduit for patients seeking information and support.

Opportunities will include working with a talented team at EFNE and one of several major medical institutions, providing referrals to a wide variety of community-based programs and resources to increase the quality of life for patients and families living with epilepsy. With flexible hours and a hybrid work environment, you'll have the opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of those living with epilepsy. This 11-month service program begins as early as January 2024, but recruiting will continue until all positions are filled.

If you're passionate about helping others and ready to embark on an unforgettable personal and professional growth journey, we encourage you to apply today. Join our team of compassionate and dedicated professionals making a real difference in the lives of those affected by epilepsy. The benefits include a stipend and education award to apply to further school or student loans.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide active listening, support, and coaching to patients to improve health and wellness
  • Build connections among patients through community-based events
  • Connect patients to EFNE, hospitals, and community resources
  • Arrange inpatient support and/or recreational programs
  • Assist in new initiatives as well as participate in interventions, telehealth, resource referrals, and back-to-school support
  • Mentor patients and connect them to community resources
  • Conduct community outreach
  • Maintain a library of helpful literature
  • Provide support to hospitals with their unique needs and programming
  • 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 AmeriCorps service with other commitments in a sustainable way
  • Organizational 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:
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Full-time members receive a total living stipend of $22,500 for 11 months of service
  • Earn an education award upon successful completion of up to $7,395
  • Gain professional skills and experience in Public Health
  • Opportunity to Earn a Community Health Worker Certification
  • Seizure First Aid Certification

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

Valuing the unique identities and contributions of all employees and AmeriCorps Service Members: Inclusion and diversity are operating imperatives for our organization - from our workforce to the services we provide. Epilepsy Foundation New England provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, 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 and AmeriCorps service, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

To Apply

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