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MA Health Corps Community Resources Specialist

Company: Americorps
Location: Lowell
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

MA Health Corps Community Resources Specialist

Established in 1983, Epilepsy Foundation New England is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people and families affected by epilepsy in New England. Epilepsy Foundation NE (EFNE) is an independent affiliate of Epilepsy Foundation of America whose mission is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. We serve the approximately 104,000 people in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island affected by epilepsy and the people who care for them. Twenty-six AmeriCorps Members will complete their service from August 2020-July 2021. They will be placed at one host site to support people living with and affected by epilepsy by mentoring and coaching; educating on the lifestyle of living with epilepsy; building a capacity for mentoring programs; program development and evaluation. All AmeriCorps Members will focus on volunteer recruitment and engagement efforts for the organization. They will work with each other and other Corps Members to expand statewide community service that benefits the field of mentoring in Massachusetts. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : The Specialist will assist in supporting and building processes for community resources guides that will help best serve clients living with epilepsy. The Specialist will spend most of their time conducting research on community resources in the greater Boston area and creating guides for easy access. The Specialists will have extensive training in epilepsy and learn to understand the needs of the population. Using their research, they will create a robust community resource guide and make it easily understandable and accessible for people supporting patients and clients living with epilepsy for future service years.

Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service , Training .

Terms :

Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Service Areas :

Community Outreach , Health .

Skills :

Leadership , Community Organization , Non-Profit Management , General Skills , Team Work , Writing/Editing , Public Health , Social Services .

Keywords: Americorps, Lowell , MA Health Corps Community Resources Specialist, Other , Lowell, Massachusetts

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