INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE INC
Health Education Intern
Company: INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE INC
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Location: Lakewood, CO, 80228, US
Project Details

Health education intern
This position will work with the health team to provide health education and connect refugee families to community health resources.

  • Number of intern positions available: 1
  • Start Date: August 2018
  • Time 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 location
  • Provide one-on-one support to clients who need additional support understanding key concepts relating to their health
  • Support the health team as necessary with transportation to health appointments
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Background in teaching a plus
  • Preference given to applicants able to make a multi-semester commitment
  • Required Skills:
  • Pursuing a degree in health sciences, public health, social work, or possessing equivalent experience
  • Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Understanding of and ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding client information
  • Driver's license, personal vehicle, auto insurance, and clean driving record
  • Learning Objectives:
  • 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.

    General requirements

    REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hours per week
  • Driver's license, personal vehicle, auto insurance, clean driving record
  • Category
    Advocacy & Human Rights
    Health & Medicine
    Immigrants & Refugees
    Skills Area
    Adult Education
    People Skills
    Problem Solving
    Critical Thinking
    Healthcare