In an effort to promote career pathways and programs that enable young job seekers to both enter the workforce and gain valuable in-clinic experience, Marin Community Clinics is collaborating with the County Office of Education and local school districts to promote its career opportunities. On Friday, March 10, students at San Rafael High School huddled around the Clinics’ table at the 16th Annual Career Technical Education Fair to discover current opportunities and get first-hand career advice from Clinics employees.
As a major nonprofit employer in Marin County, Marin Community Clinics strives to engage and encourage young community members that express interest to get involved with community health care – with opportunities from volunteering at our weekly Health Hubs to accelerating career-paths in medical, dental, or behavioral health fields through paid trainee programs. Our diverse team is in many ways representative of the community we serve. For the staff members that attended, the career fair was an opportunity to share tips about what they’ve learned on their respective career journeys and have meaningful conversations with students.
“It was clear how invested our team is in supporting this community, and seeing how attentive the students were during these conversations was especially inspiring,” said Associate Director of Quality Assurance & Improvement Margie Powers. “A few of our people representing the Clinics at the career fair went to San Rafael High School, so that close connection was there – it was important to staff to be there for the students.”
Maintaining a close relationship with local high school communities and raising awareness of the many exciting career opportunities available – including those that do not require a 4-year college degree – is beneficial to both Marin Community Clinics and students interested in launching their careers. For each of the Clinics staff involved, the career fair was a particularly rewarding experience and an example of how Touching Lives Through Health often transcends the walls of our clinics.
Visit our Careers page to view current job listings and learn more about the opportunities available now at Marin Community Clinics.
Marin Community Clinics’ mission is to promote health and wellness through excellent, compassionate care for all. As a nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) we provide primary care, oral health care, and behavioral health services to nearly 1 in 5 Marin County residents – no matter of age, race, ethnicity, insurance status, socioeconomic status, immigration status, and sexual orientation. Our work is made possible by generous gifts from community members like you. When giving to Marin Community Clinics, you’re improving the health of our patients and our community. Make a lasting impact and give today!