NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers, a designated Level 3 Medical Home, is the largest federally qualified health center network in New York State, and the second largest in the nation. It includes nine primary care sites, 33 school-based health centers and dental clinics, four day care centers, the nation’s largest dental residency program, and New York State’s largest behavioral health program. The network also includes 12 community medicine sites providing care to disenfranchised New Yorkers, comprehensive HIV services, chemical dependency programs, and a family support center that offers educational, vocational, and other social support programs. Learn more about NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Americorps Member.
The Lutheran Family Health Center (LFHC) Department of Community-Based Programs has a thirty-year history of providing educational and supportive services to community residents and their families. Our work is grounded in the philosophy that is the foundation of Lutheran's holistic orientation to community health - that health depends upon such factors as an individual's psychosocial, familial economic, housing educational and employment status. We are committed to affirming each family's cultural ethnic and linguistic identities and using. Community social work practices work toward ensuring that our programs are always designed to be responsive to evolving family and community issues in the context of a diverse multicultural society. The mission of the department is to provide family strengthening services that support community residents in achieving economic and family self-sufficiency.
Patient teaching and health education
Assistance with patients schedules and keeping appointments with culturally and linguistically appropriate primary care and/or specialty providers
Anticipate and help arrange for resolution of challenges to keeping appointments (e.g., transportation, childcare)
Help patients become more proactive and address their concerns during visits with providers
Provide patient advocacy, including interpretation, completion of paperwork, and assistance with medications
Encourage patients participation in support groups
Work with the healthcare team for coordination of services
Track patient progress
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Excellent communication skills including public speaking Excellent interpersonal skills Experience working with youth or families Experience in volunteering and volunteer management Foreign language speaking skills, Spanish or Mandarin High school diploma or equivalency (or agree to pursue) Computer literacy (PC and/or Mac), especially database and web based application
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
The NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers network provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Lutheran Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. If you wish to view NYU Lutheran Medical Center's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal 'EEO is the law' poster or visit http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm for more information.
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