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Community Outreach Associate

Company: Aspire Indiana Health, Inc
Location: Anderson
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

WE SERVE ALL. WE HIRE ALL. WE ACCEPT ALL.Now interviewing for a Community Outreach AssociateAspire Indiana Health is a nonprofit provider of comprehensive "whole health" services including primary medical care, behavioral health, recovery services and programs addressing the social determinants of health such as housing and employment. Aspire has health centers in five Central Indiana counties serving Hoosiers of all ages and walks of life.Position SummaryThis frontline position is centered on a philosophy of peer support and must be a trusted member of the community. This person must have a deep understanding of the vulnerable populations we serve, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, the homeless, those with HIV, and other chronic health conditions such as substance use disorder and mental illness. The Community Outreach Associate will be responsible for identifying, educating, and assisting individuals in various care coordination activities. Activities will vary based on individual needs, but the primary function is to help potential patients find a medical home at one of Aspire's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). The goal of this position is to improve the health of the community by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.Education/Experience/RequirementsHigh School diploma required; Associate's degree in a related field preferredPrevious experience with non-profit behavioral health, substance use or healthcare highly preferred. Proven experience and connections with local community, service providers, etc., highly preferredIntermediate to advanced computer skills required.Must possess/maintain a valid driver's license, current automobile insurance and a driving record that meets the guidelines and requirements of the organization. Must also have reliable transportation to transport self and/or others and to attend trainings, community events and/or meetingsLearn more about us at Aspireindiana.org, and see our Core Values, benefits and current job listings on our Careers page. Or check out our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube pages.Drug screen, TB test and extensive background checks (including Criminal History, Sex Offender Registry Search, State Central Registry Check, Education Verification, and Professional References) are required of all Aspire employees.All individuals who join Aspire are strongly encouraged to have a flu shot and required to be fully vaccinated against COVID19 prior to joining Aspire to further protect our staff and the patients we serve. We also adhere to CDC protocols including wearing masks, social distancing, and sanitizing. Aspire Indiana Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Aspire Indiana Health, Inc, Anderson , Community Outreach Associate, Other , Anderson, Indiana

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