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Position Announcement: AmerCorps *VISTA

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  • Dayana Salazar
    CommUniverCity San Jose - (Listing ID: CA317520-0) The Health Trust 1701-B So Bascom Ave Campbell, CA 95008 www.healthtrust.org The City of San Jose s Strong
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 11, 2005
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      CommUniverCity San Jose - (Listing ID: CA317520-0)

      The Health Trust
      1701-B So Bascom Ave

      Campbell, CA 95008
      www.healthtrust.org

      The City of San Jose's Strong Neighborhood Initiative,
      San Jose State University’s Center for
      Service-Learning (CSL) and The Health Trust (THT) have
      established a partnership to help improve the health
      of low-income residents in central Santa Clara County.
      The community is culturally diverse; more than 60% of
      County residents are immigrants or children of
      immigrants. VISTA members will help to identify
      community assets and needs related to health, link
      student service-learners and volunteers to community
      health collaborative efforts, evaluate program impact,
      and carry out publicity and fundraising activities to
      sustain those efforts. The CSL works with faculty,
      students, and community partners to create and sustain
      meaningful course-based service-learning opportunities
      and to encourage lifelong civic engagement of
      students. THT supports a wide range of programs to
      meet the health needs of underserved County residents,
      including school-based health clinics, Meals-on
      Wheels, a case management program for individuals with
      HIV and other chronic illnesses. It also convenes
      collaborate community groups to address key health
      issues.

      AmeriCorps Keywords - Community Health, Community
      Education, Partnership Building, Diverse populations,
      Social Justice

      Program Details:

      Program Locations:CA
      Program Type:AmeriCorps*VISTA
      Program Start/End Date 8/15/2005 - 8/15/2006

      Duties, Requirements and Benefits:

      Member Duties:
      VISTA member will expand and coordinate efforts
      between the City of San Jose, SJSU students and
      faculty and various community health programs serving
      low-income neighborhoods. They will help to map
      community assets and needs, identify service-learning
      opportunities, and recruit and manage students to work
      on projects to improve community health outcomes. They
      will also help to train and manage student peer
      leaders to assist with community liaison activities.
      Tasks will include outreach, training, leading
      reflection sessions, and volunteer generation and
      management. The VISTA members will work with
      culturally diverse community residents and multiple
      community and campus groups. They will gain
      partnership-building, group facilitation, and
      problem-solving skills and knowledge of non-profit
      health organizations.

      Terms: Requires full time service without outside
      commitments

      Work Schedule: Full time

      Service Area: Children/Youth, Community and Economic
      Development, Community Outreach, Education, Elder
      Care, Health

      Length of Tour: 12 month(s)

      Age Requirement: Minimum: 21 Maximum: None

      Skill Requirement(s): Communications, Outreach, Public
      Speaking, Recruitment, Youth Development

      Education Requirement: Bachelor Degree

      Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible,
      Health Coverage, Living Allowance, Relocation
      Allowance, Stipend, Training, possible free university
      courses

      Application Information:
      Accepting applications from 3/1/2005 To 6/24/2005

      Additional requirements:
      2 Letters of Recommendation OR 2 References

      Contact Information:
      Elizabeth Sills
      (408) 961-9810
      elizabeths@...
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