This position joins the Oregon Health Authority’s statewide VISTA team. In addition to activities at your individual site, each member receives additional orientation, training throughout the year, team retreats and meetings, and the support of the team leaders and project director based at the state public health agency. For more information about the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Program, please visit: http://healthoregon.org/vista. Selections are made on a rolling basis and early applications are strongly encouraged. Crook County Health Department is located in Prineville, Oregon, a rural frontier community an hour from the nearest large city. Crook County Health Department provides clinical services that include reproductive health and communicable disease response; public health preparedness; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); Medicaid application assistance; substance use and addictions prevention; mental health promotion and suicide prevention; and chronic disease prevention and self-management. Our services are available to all members of the community, with specific focus on outreach and service to low-income community members. Our department takes pride in being welcoming, trauma-informed, and non-judgmental, to provide the highest level of care for all. Prineville is a great place to live and features a close-knit community. Outdoor recreational opportunities are abound as we are surrounded by hiking and biking trail systems; world-renowned rock climbing; and abundant public lands with access to lakes, mountains, forests and grasslands. With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, Prineville is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health. The OHA VISTA Partnership Project is committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage candidates from communities of color, disability, LGBTQIA, and linguistically diverse populations to consider application to our positions.
The AmeriCorps member will join a dynamic team of local public health professionals who care deeply about the health and wellbeing of the community, as well as the professional development of the workforce. The member will build on efforts to: 1) Develop systems and train staff members to advance the culture of quality and increase accessibility of services to low-income community members; 2) Conduct research to inform creation and adaptation of health information communication strategies for populations living in poverty; and 3) Promote “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” classes in Crook County, assess program effectiveness, and secure funding to improve access and sustainability of programs. Ideally, this AmeriCorps member will be bilingual (Spanish/English), an excellent communicator via verbal, written, and visual mediums, and an enthusiastic learner who thrives in a collaborative environments.
Questions about the application process? Curious about the day-to-day work of our members? Need clarification about the benefits of serving with AmeriCorps?
Join us every Thursday at our virtual Recruitment Office Hours to find out more about the OHA VISTA AmeriCorps Partnership Project!
OHA VISTA Recruitment Office Hours
Thursdays, April 1st – April 29th | 1-1:45 p.m. PST (4 p.m. EST)
Virtual via Zoom | Password: OHA.VISTA
This is an informal setting where you can chat with the OHA VISTA leadership team and ask questions about our AmeriCorps program and the application process. There is no need to register in advance—just click on the link above and stay for as long or short a time as you wish.