Health Fellow

Organization
Global Health Corps
Location
Newark, NJ
Job Type
Fellowship
Deadline for Applications
01/17/2018
Contact Information
apply@ghcorps.org

Overview

The Health fellow will work closely with the Service Management team at Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ), under the supervision and guidance of the Associate Site Director. The Health fellow will conduct physical wellness assessments of all youth that come through our doors in Newark. S/he will connect our young people with the appropriate medical professionals and provide comprehensive medical case management. The Health fellow will also provide wellness programming through the Dove Learning Center.

In keeping Covenant House current with the ever-changing policies and practices of state-funded insurance and private and public hospitals, the Health fellow will also serve as a liaison with these entities and provide updated information to the agency.

Eligible Citizenship: USA
Position Code: US06-Nat
Job Function: Direct Client Service – Non-Medical, Health Promotion / Education, Health Worker or Volunteer Management
Issue Area: Healthcare Access

Responsibilities

Provide educational sessions to youth on relevant medical topics utilizing community partners
Provide wellness programming to the youth in collaboration with the Dove Learning Center staff
Escort youth to medical appointments as necessary
Follow up on medical referrals
Monitor medications and order refills
Update resource information

Skills & Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
Experience working with youth and/or homeless population*
Proficiency in written and verbal English*
Proficiency in using various computer programs, such as Microsoft Office programs*
Ability to work with a team and independently*
Experience in medical case management
Past experience working with the age population that we serve (age 18-21)
Experience in training and facilitation
Ability to drive a vehicle
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Additional Information

Go to the following link to learn how to apply for the fellowship: https://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/