Deep in the North Woods of Minnesota, Concordia Language Villages creates a place that is both culturally authentic and uniquely our own. In the Language Villages, everything from the music played to the dishes used in the dining hall reflect the culture each was designed to represent. We are a community of educators from all corners of the globe, passionate about learning every minute of the day. Everyone—from Ph.D-level instructors with years of language-teaching experience, to former villagers returning as counselors for the first time—brings a unique expertise in language and culture. Each Village has a health center, where unique opportunities exist for cross-cultural health internships.
CROSS-CULTURAL HEALTH INTERN/HEALTH CENTER ASSISTANT:
-Must have completed at least one year of college
-Health majors with clinical experience, experienced EMTs, and/or other healthcare experience preferred
-Two years’ experience in medical and/or health, preferably in a camp or related environment preferred OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
-CPR/First Aid Certified
-Work record that demonstrates reliability, dependability, and personal resilience
-Work record that demonstrates ability to work effectively with others to accomplish tasks in a fast-paced and changeable environment
-Must be comfortable working with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures; ability to speak Village’s target language, preferred
-Able to function in an outdoor setting with limited resources
Under supervision of a registered nurse, the health center assistant responsibilities are to:
-Provide nursing care as directed to meet individual health needs of camp staff and villagers
-Collaborate with Concordia Language Villages physicians to meet participants’ medical needs
F-ollow healthcare policies and procedures as described in the Concordia Language Villages Healthcare Manual
-Administer first-aid care, going to other Villages as needed
-Transport patients to healthcare facilities
-Report concerns of safety and/or wellness to the supervising RN
-Instruct counseling and program staff in their health responsibilities, specifically reviewing first-aid procedures most likely to occur in their areas of activity.
-Complete orientation about the Concordia Language Villages health center assistant before assuming the role
-Work with other staff to minimize/eliminate health and safety risks
-Willingness to orient prior to arrival
-Participate in cross-cultural health orientation programming, complete assigned cross-cultural health projects, contribute to weekly intern discussion groups and other activities as assigned
Starting at $300 per one-week period, plus room and board, paid orientation, ongoing professional development, opportunity to apply for $25,000 Dietrich Award.
Questions? Contact Health@cord.edu