Become a Team Member at the UPAVIM Clinic
UPAVIM seeks a highly motivated and energetic person with interest in forming and helping run preventative health programs.
Length of Commitment:
A minimum commitment of one year is preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary: Form a wellness program for the women of UPAVIM. The women have recently undergone a full health evaluation and many of them suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. The wellness program will be organized and run by you, but you will be assisted by the clinic nurse. You will work with women who have been identified as high-risk or already have chronic health problems associated with obesity.
- You will meet one-on-one and in groups with participants.
- You will assist the participant in evaluating their risk profile, setting goals, targeting obstacles, and making an individualized action plan for fulfilling their goals.
- You will meet regularly with the participant to track their progress, provide encouragement, and assist the participant in changing their action plan.
- You will plan group events that promote healthy cooking classes, educational activities surrounding wellness, and peer support groups. These structured group activities will also serve to increase social support and foster solidarity.
- You will train motivated participant to run certain aspects of the program.In this manner, the program and community have the potential to sustainable improvement over time through the introduction of local motivated leaders.
- You will develop a plan to make these services available to the community at large.
Secondary: Evaluate what other preventative health care programs and clinics can be started. Examples of programs that have been successful in the past have been a healthy child monitoring and education program and a prenatal clinic. You will work with the nurse at the UPAVIM clinic and the clinic advisory board to develop additional afternoon preventative health programs.
- Have a background in health care, fitness, nutrition is preferred.
- Have proficiency in Spanish.
- Enjoy working with people, helping them form goals, and helping them meet those goals.
- Be a self-starter and disciplined in your daily activities.
- Have a desire to live and work with the women and children of La Esperanza.
- Have a desire to learn about food security issues and culturally relevant nutrition choices.
- Have an interest in child and prenatal health.
- Can maintain professional teaching skills with compassion and patience.
Please complete the application found below and send it to us at the address below.
E-MAIL APPLICATION TO:
upavim*itelgua.com ( Please add the Subject Line: “Health Program Volunteer” )