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Now Accepting Applications for SDoH / Health Links Specialist

Define and develop a Health Leads based program in our safety net medical clinic.  We will partner with academic institutions, community social service agencies and primary care providers to help redefine “health care” to include access to food, housing, and other basic resources as an essential part of patient care for our homeless and low-income patients.

Responsibilities:

Social Determinants of Health Specialist (50%)

  • Provide Insurance Assisting (OHP) services for patients at Medical.
  • Provide limited SHIBA-style Medicare assistance for patients with Medicare at Medical.
  • Assist patients with accessing social services to improve their ability to meet their medical treatment goals.
  • Assist providers in understanding the resources available to their patients to better formulate effective treatment plans for their patients.
  • In conjunction with White Bird’s Helpbook! project, develop and maintain a resource database of current social services resources in Lane County.

Healthlinks Specialist (50%)

  • Using the model developed by Health Leads’, work with the Medical Program Coordinator and  Medical Director to design and implement a program which uses volunteers to support supporting our patients to access available local social services to support their medical treatment goals.
  • Oversee, train, develop, and motivate a team of undergraduate student volunteers to provide direct service.
  • Collaborate on design and implementation of standards for quality short term case management.
  • Communicate innovations and challenges to the Medical Program Coordinator and other program staff.
  • Monitor and facilitate volunteers’ communication with health care providers.
  • Ensure volunteers’ compliance with the program’s performance and reporting standards.
  • Manage limited client caseload to ensure continuity of Health Leads services during breaks in the academic calendar and appropriate management of complex cases.
  • Participate as a full member of the clinic team, including attending program meetings and acting as a resource for Clinic staff on the Health Leads project.
  • Ensure and track high quality service delivery.  Report data outcomes to the program on a monthly basis.

Requirements:

  1.  2-3 years of relevant experience required.
  2. Ability to work evenings and weekends as required to serve a student population
  3. Passion for White Bird’s mission and serving homeless and low/no income patients
  4. Demonstrated experience successfully leading and managing a team of predominantly college age volunteers
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  6. Strong organizational, time management and self-management skills, attention to detail, and a high degree of flexibility and self-direction
  7. A sense of humor!!

Preferred:

  1. Experience in working in a consensus environment
  2. Bi-lingual English and Spanish
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Office especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  4. Proficient or quickly able to learn NextGen EHR Data Entry and Reporting tools
  5. Knowledge or experience of the Patient Centered Primary Care Home model

Accountability:

This position reports to the Medical Program Coordinator

NOTE: All positions at White Bird Clinic have a minimum 6-month probationary period.

Compensation:

The salary starts at $17/hr and goes up to $18/hr after the successful completion of a 6-month probation. Up to 40 hours per week.

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Free Oregon Birth Certificate for Persons Who Are Homeless

A birth certificate is an important legal document. It is needed to apply for other forms of identification (such as a driver’s license, Social Security card, or state ID card) that you need in order to:

  • Work
  • Get a place to live
  • Apply for and receive public assistance, and
  • Remove other barriers.

Starting July 1, 2018, individuals who are homeless can come to White Bird to get help ordering their Oregon birth certificate free of charge. We will

      • Help you complete the birth record order form
      • Give you information on what documents are needed
      • Provide you a check for payment

You will need to mail your order form, check, documentation, and completed application to Oregon Vital Records. Vital Records will mail your birth certificate to you in care of the address on the order form.

Can I get my birth certificate for free if I was born in another state?

This program is for persons born in Oregon. Check with the state where you were born to see if they offer free birth certificates to persons who are homeless.

Do I have to provide proof of identity?

Yes. A list of acceptable proofs of identity is on the Oregon Vital Records website. If you don’t have acceptable proofs of identity, we will help you work with Oregon Vital Records to determine what information is needed to release your birth certificate.

Can I get free birth certificates for my family?

No. The grant program was established for individuals who are homeless to get their own birth certificate free of charge. This grant program does not provide funds to get family members’ birth certificates.

Where will my birth certificate be mailed?

Your birth certificate will be mailed to the address on your order form. The envelope will be addressed to you since it is your birth certificate.

Will I be able to use the birth certificate to get other documents such as an Oregon identification card or driver’s license?

Yes. A birth certificate is a legal document used to establish identity. It shows who you are, and when and where you were born. Your birth certificate is a legal document and is confidential. Be sure to keep it in a safe place.

For more information, please contact Homeless Case Management at 541-342-1295 or drop in at 323 E 12th Ave, Eugene OR 97401 during walk-in hours.

Walk-In Hours
Monday: Walk-ins: 12-2 pm
Tuesday: Walk-ins: 12-2 pm
Wednesday: Walk-ins: 12-2 pm
Thursday: Walk-ins: 12-2 pm

Appointments outside of walk-in hours are available by request.

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Volunteer Fair at the Library

We’re tabling at a volunteer fair with a focus on addressing homelessness on Thursday, November 14, 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Eugene Public Library. Come meet with us and our local nonprofit and government partners, find out about our services, and learn about volunteer opportunities and other ways to support this crucial work.

Also Attending:

Catholic Community Services of Lane County, Inc. (CCS), Centro Latino Americano, City of Eugene Government / Community Court, Egan Warming Center, Eugene Mission, FOOD For Lane County, Hosea Youth Services, Lane County Health & Human Services, Looking Glass, ShelterCare, SquareOne Villages, St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, White Bird Clinic, Willamette Family Inc., and Womenspace.