CORE believes the United States is a country founded by immigrants and refugees and the United States has a moral and legal obligation to provide protection to those seeking asylum. Additionally, welcoming and supporting asylum seekers can have several positive impacts on the country. It can support the integration of diverse communities, bring new talents and skills to the workforce, and promote a more inclusive and compassionate society. It also fulfills our international legal obligations as a signatory of the 1951 Refugee Convention. Denying asylum to those in need goes against our country’s principles of human rights and can cause harm to individuals and families.
With various humanitarian and other crisis globally, particularly south of the US border, there are expectations that those seeking asylum will continue to arrive at the US-Mexico border and will need assistance and support.
CORE has worked on the US-Mexico border sporadically from 2016 in Tijunaa, to 2022 in Del Rio, and in 2023 in Juarez/El Paso. These responses to acute needs have provided some operational insights, and CORE is now building emergency response teams to provide health and medical assessment and distribution of essential items to asylum seekers upon initial entry into the United States.
CORE is looking for team members with medical training who can deploy to the US-Mexico border, primarily in California to participate in medical assessment and distribution of essential items.
We require all employees to comply with our Mandatory Vaccination Policy. As a condition of employment individuals will be asked to provide proof of compliance to this policy
Medical & Health Response Team Member will:
- Deploy to US-Mexico Border encounters as response team member.
- Provide health assessments to vulnerable populations:
- Examine and evaluate individuals to determine necessary care
- Provide individuals with emergency care as needed
- Document individuals’ information, and condition
- Maintain confidentiality and perform all care with respect for individual rights
- Provide basic life support
- Gather data
- Support coordination with local government to ensure the proper delivery of goods and services to asylum seekers entering the US.
- Support response team to ensure team safety as the first priority of deployment.
- Participate with different internal stakeholders at CORE to learn about CORE’s work on the border.
- Liase with CORE Procurement team on provisioning on needed goods for response operations.
- Direct procurement of goods when necessary.
Reporting and responsive to: Team Lead
- Requirement of EMT or above
- Clinical background required
- CPR / First Aid Certified
- Valid Driver’s License
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in healthcare
Skills and Competencies:
Excellent written and spoken English and Spanish; good communication skills; proven forward planning and strategic skills; strong public relations skills and network building; good training and facilitation skills; strong leadership skills in high-stress situations.