Community Education Intern/Volunteer

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Mental Health America of Greater Dallas

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As a Community Education intern, you will work with the Executive Director on regional-reaching initiatives to increase public understanding of a wide range of mental health conditions, their causes and what can be done to address them or prevent them. T his position is ideal for those interested in pursuing careers in training, campaign management and communication.


So what can the Community Education Intern expect to do?

 Research - We want your help to keep our information as current and cutting-edge as possible.

 Writing - Having great information is one thing, but it’s no good unless it can be communicated clearly and effectively across a range of media.

 Web Updates - Since the internet is the primary way that people get health information, it’s important that the information Mental Health America of Greater Dallas has on its website is current, visually appealing and search engine optimized so it can be found easily.

We’ll figure out what skills you have, what you are particularly interested in learning, and how we can put your talents and interests to work.

Ideal candidate should:

 Have an interest in mental health, writing, or helping others. An interest in public health is critical.

 Have strong writing skills.

 Be familiar with basic Microsoft Office.

 Produce high-quality, error-free work.

 Communicate efficiently and professionally.

 Graphic design and/or web site editing experience is a plus.

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About Mental Health America of Greater Dallas

Location:

624 N GOOD LATIMER STE 200, DALLAS, TX 75204, US

Mission Statement

MHA of Greater Dallas believes that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that can be effectively treated and we are committed to promoting good mental health in our community. MHA appreciates the continued involvement of the community in our efforts to share our mission. MHA focuses our attention & resources on strategies to prevent mental illness and works continuously to monitor current services and treatment provided to people with mental illness in Dallas and surrounding cities.

Description

Mental Health America of Greater Dallas provides education and awareness programs to diverse community groups, social service personnel, senior center staff, nursing home personnel and other professionals in the geriatric field through our Aging and Mental Health Program . In 2007 the agency provided more than 1,873 seniors and senior service personnel and volunteers with training through this program. The Adolescent Symposium is offered annually to provide professionals in the field of children's mental health with up-to-date information and education through workshops and symposia. In 2007 the Symposium was held in April and had over 690 attendees.

WHO (We Help Ourselves) teaches children and youth (ages 4-18) to avoid school violence, assault, child abuse, peer pressure, sexual harassment, emotional abuse and other forms of victimization. In 2007 the WHO program reached out to 241,682 individuals, children, youth, counselors and non-profit agencies. WHO is a participant in the Child Abuse Prevention Coalition and the Family Violence Prevention Council.

Operation Healthy Reunions was initiated in November 2007 through funding from the Dallas Foundation's TRIAD grant initiative. Designed to meet the mental health needs of returning United States veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq and their families, the program reached out to over 100 providers in the last two months of 2007.

The cornerstone of our Law Enforcement Initiative is Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) that provides law enforcement officers with the skills to assist individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Additionally, this initiative works with judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys to establish systems to divert people with mental illness or substance abuse disorders to treatment and community-based services rather than jail. By the end of 2007 this program trained over 400 officers.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

624 N. Good-LatimerDallas, TX 75204

(32.78711,-96.78954)
 

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • Mental Health
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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