Child Disability Prevention Outreach Volunteer - From Home in Austin Area

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Office of Disability Prevention for Children - HHSC

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The Office of Disability Prevention for Children (ODPC) is seeking volunteers in Central Texas to assist program staff with local and statewide education and public awareness initiatives related to the prevention of intellectual and developmental disabilities in children. We are centrally located in Austin and offer flexible hours to fit your schedule. Central Texas volunteers can help out from home while our offices are temporarily closed due to current public health situation. Our volunteers receive training, as well as ongoing support and recognition.




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About Office of Disability Prevention for Children - HHSC

Location:

701 W. 51st Street, MC 1422, Austin, TX 78751, US

Mission Statement

The Office of Disability Prevention for Children works to promote respect, foster understanding, and highlight the importance of prevention and early intervention initiatives in the lives of Texas children and families.

Description

Although we do not provide direct services to children and families, our goal is to prevent disability before it happens and minimize any negative consequences through:

  • Education and public awareness
  • Promotion of sound public policy
  • Working with state and local agencies, community groups and various other stakeholders
  • Developing long-term plans to monitor and reduce the incidence and severity of developmental disabilities
  • Evaluating state efforts to prevent developmental disabilities

Areas of Focus

The ODPC works to prevent disabilities in children from the time of conception to the age of 12. Our areas of focus are:

    • Prevention of disabilities caused by maternal health issues related to pregnancy
    • Prevention of disabilities caused by childhood injuries
    • Early identification and diagnosis of disabilities to ensure early intervention and services
    • Promoting mental health wellness in children with intellectual or developmental disabilities
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

From your home until our offices re-openAustin, TX 78751

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 4 or more hours each month for 6 months
  • Texas Health & Human Services volunteers are required to complete an application, as well as a 1-hour online agency orientation. ODPC volunteers also complete a 1-hour training regarding the program’s history, focus areas, and functions.

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