Health education internNumber of intern positions available: 1Start Date: August 2018Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week (3 month minimum; 6 months preferred)Duties:Provide in-home lessons on a variety of health topics to newly arrived families (general info on Medicaid; the differences between emergency, primary, and urgent care; how to call 911; dental care/hygiene; how to make an appointment on the phone; reproductive health; nutrition; etc.)Teach clients how to take the bus to their primary care locationProvide one-on-one support to clients who need additional support understanding key concepts relating to their healthSupport the health team as necessary with transportation to health appointmentsPreferred Skills:Background in teaching a plusPreference given to applicants able to make a multi-semester commitmentRequired Skills:Pursuing a degree in health sciences, public health, social work, or possessing equivalent experienceStrong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgroundsStrong organizational skills and attention to detailUnderstanding of and ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding client informationDriver's license, personal vehicle, auto insurance, and clean driving recordLearning Objectives:
This position will work with the health team to provide health education and connect refugee families to community health resources.
The Health Education Intern will gain experience in delivering health information to newly arrived refugee families. The intern will learn about barriers that affect access to health care for refugee populations and health issues. They will become confident in addressing these barriers by creating simple curriculum to teach families about topics relevant to their health. They will work closely with the rest of the health team to assist clients with extensive health needs.