Patient Advocate (Temporary Position) Educational Benefits to be Derived by Students in this job: Advocates gain hands-on learning experience and develop skills and learning opportunities that prepare them for their professional roles they will fulfill after earning their degree. Advocates will learn in a structured environment that allows them to integrate learned knowledge with real-world experience. Brief: Patient Advocate duties include assessing, planning, implementing, advocating, monitoring, and evaluating actions required to meet the clients’ behavioral and mental health and human service needs. Responsibilities: Coordinate and provide care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, and client-centered. Handle case assignments, draft service plans, review case progress, and determine case closure. Facilitate multiple care aspects (case coordination, information sharing, evaluating progress, information sharing, etc.) Work collaboratively with clients, providers, physicians, and other community members as needed to ensure high quality care. Act as an advocate as it relates to client’s individual stated needs. Maintain the clients comprehensive clinical record through detailed documentation. Go the extra mile and interact with clients to keep track of their progress and ensure satisfaction. Record cases information, complete accurately all necessary forms and produce statistical reports. Adhere to professional standards as outlined by protocols, rules and regulations. Assess motivational and psychosocial issues. Build and maintain professional relationships with local agencies and community partners to coordinate client care and increase access to services. Assess social needs and barriers to care in the community and advocate for needed change. Meet clients where they are (in their home, in the community) to reduce barriers to care. Become familiar with a wide variety of client resources and present clients with accurate and applicable options of services. Facilitate and/or represent this agency at outreach, educational, or other community events. Minimum Qualifications: Student of Associates, Bachelors, or Masters level degree in either social work, psychology, or related field of study. Effective communication skills Excellent organizational and time management skills Ability to problem solve and multitask Ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary teams and community resources Hours 20-40 hours per week based on clinic need Salary $23/hour
Executive Board Volunteer Position Description: We are searching for a passionate, reliable and motivated volunteer to join our organization. The volunteer’s responsibilities include completing tasks assigned by the board chairperson, upholding the organization’s values, and maintaining a high degree of professionalism with all stakeholders. To be successful as a volunteer, you should demonstrate active listening and problem-solving skills. Outstanding volunteers are diligent, meticulous, and take pride in their work. This board position is a 3-year term. Volunteer Responsibilities:
Understanding your role and responsibilities as well as the rules and safety regulations of the organization.
Completing the relevant training and asking questions if you are uncertain about anything.
Completing all duties assigned by the chairperson and reporting any issues immediately.
Observing the rules and safety regulations of the organization while carrying out tasks.
Arriving on time for duty and remaining professional in your interactions with all stakeholders.
Making recommendations for improvement where feasible and appropriate.
Delivering presentations or reports if necessary.
Communicating with the chairperson r or relevant stakeholders when you are running late or unable to fulfil your duties.
Regular attendance at monthly board meetings
Minimum of 5 hours of service-related activity per month to further the agency mission
Completion of relevant training
Complete a Conflict of Interest Letter
Willingness to fundraise
A willingness to learn and work as part of a team.
A high degree of professionalism and the ability to follow instructions.
Respect and diligence.
Good time management.
A personable manner.
Lived experience, directly or indirectly, with mental health conditions
If interested in serving, please email Deisy Haid, Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org