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AmeriCorps-Social Work Department



Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Department: AmeriCorps/VISTA
Posted: 07-18-2018
Location Name: IISTL
Wage: Depends on Experience
Position Type: Full time

Duties for this position include:

Medical Case Management

  • Assist in coordinating medical appointments
  • Arrange transportation for clients
  • Accompany clients to appointments, provide support and assist with connecting to follow up care
  • Provide health education related to diagnosis or disability

Of note: It is a prohibited activity for an AmeriCorps Member to be involved with providing abortion services, referring clients for abortion services, making appointments for abortion services, and providing transportation to abortion related appointments.

Life Skills Education, teach clients how to:

  • Utilize public transportation
  • Advocate for themselves at appointments
  • Fill and Refill and medications
  • Access community services and resources
  • Parenting in the US

Coordinate services with other providers, including making referrals

Assist disabled clients with applying for SSI as needed

Maintaining client files; document services clients with applying for SSI as needed

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES include:

Resource development

  • Locate community resources to help meet Client needs
  • Build rapport with community resources and agencies outside of IISTL

Attend meetings and trainings

  • Initial orientation, CPR/First Aid, Disaster Preparedness/Response, Citizenship, Respectful Treatment as well as other professional development opportunities throughout the service year.
  • Bi-monthly AmeriCorps meetings and Agency & department meetings
  • AmeriCorps trainings, events and activities such as Days of Service, Show-Me Conf. & MLK Day and other service projects as related to program goals. 

The service commitment is for 11 months, 1720 hours.  Benefits available include:  Living Allowance, Health Care, Child Care Assistance, Assistance in paying student loan interest accrued during service term and the Segal Educational Award upon successful service completion.  

To apply for this position, please go to:  https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=82601&fromSearch=true

For additional information or for questions, please contact Lara Fallon, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, at fallonl@iistl.org.