Assisting in the Community

HEALTH COUNSELOR VOLUNTEER

195 East San Fernando Street, San Jose CA 95112 (Base location, but outreach will occur at other community locations and parish churches).
Contact: Jenna Santiago, Community Health Counselor, jsantiago@catholiccharitiesscc.org. 408-899-7160

Benefits of the position: The Health Outreach Volunteer provides learning professionals with an interest in social services, the opportunity to work hands on in the field and provides access to community and Catholic Charities services including preventative health care and health insurance. CEC certificate NOT REQUIRED to volunteer

Position Summary: The Health Outreach Volunteer conducts community outreach to increase CCSCC client and other community residents’ knowledge of health issues, promotes the  importance of health insurance, assists with scheduling appointments and may even enroll clients in the Covered California health and dental insurances (Certification and training required to enroll).  Year round volunteers are needed to outreach in the community to locate prospective clients for Covered California and other John XXIII Services including Older Adult and Behavioral Health Clinic

Key Responsibilities: Satisfactory completion of  required training, do presentations on health issues, schedule appointments for health insurance enrollments,  provide activity reports to management., prepare outreach materials, and attend outreach events.

Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, as well as good listening skills with ability to assist clients
A second language such as Vietnamese, Mandarin and Spanish are a plus but not required. Good listening skills and ability to assist clients.

Requirements and training: Background clearance, maintain bi-yearly TB skin test record; complete  Certified Enrollment Counselor Training (for enrollers), complete Volunteer training.
Dates/Times: Ongoing – Weekdays, some evenings and some Saturdays
Minimum Age:  18
Background clearance required

 

SPARTAN KEYES FAMILY HARVEST VOLUNTEER

Spartan Keyes Community Center
Address: 570 Keyes Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: America Aguirre Gomez, aaguirre@catholiccharitiesscc.org, 408-938-6731 and
Gladys Sanchez, gsanchez@catholiccharitiesscc.org, 408 509 6008

Program Description: Spartan Keyes Community Action Center Family Harvest Program distributes food one monthly to approximately 150 low income families.

Volunteer Responsibilities: Greet families, unload food pallets, package and distribute food and maintain a clean and safe work environment.
Requirements: Friendly, patient, team player. Volunteer must enjoy helping people; be willing to follow safety rules to maintain safe working conditions, and conduct self in a professional manner at all times.
Volunteer will receive training and ongoing support.
Dates/Times 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:00– 6:00pm.
Minimum six month commit.
Minimum age: 16
TB clearance required.
FP/background clearance is required for over applicants 18 years and older.

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