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Mental Health Gatekeeper Training Instructor

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Healthy Minds Alliance Mission: Healthy Minds Alliance is a community-based approach to the mental health crisis utilizing evidenced-based gatekeeper programs to train community members on how to prevent, detect and support people with a mental illness.

Purpose of Position: AmeriCorps Members will serve as instructors for host site identified evidence-based/ informed programs, certifying members of the public. Identified Programs: AmeriCorps Members are trained as instructors in select programs as designated by the specific host site. Programs may include Mental Health First Aid, QPR, SafeTALK or a pre-approved evidence-based/ informed program by Health360.

Responsibilities include:
Participate in designated mental health evidence-based/ informed program instructor training (Date & Location TBD)
 Disseminate mental health certification classes in communities
 Outreach to local community for course participants, as well as recruit and engage community partners
 Market program through press releases, social media and informational sessions
 Track each participant certified through pre and post evaluations
 Submit evaluations as directed by Health360 and training entity
 Advertise courses to the public as designated training site
 Establish and foster relationships with community mental health agencies as partners and resources
 Serve as a resource to course participants on an ongoing basis
 Respect the privacy of course participants, colleagues and others, including the responsibility to protect personal information
 Advocate for mental health awareness by promoting the principles of the course whenever possible
 Grant writing to support mental health focused activities
 Participate in AmeriCorps large service project
 Participate in monthly calls held nationally by Health360
 Assist host site with ongoing mental health community initiatives and regional events

Experience Preferred:
 Personal and/ or professional knowledge of mental health topics
 Strong teaching and/ or training skills and experience, especially with adult learners
 Understanding of mental health issues and resources
 Skills and experience facilitating diverse groups and creating/maintaining a positive, effective learning
 Knowledge about mental health resources in her/his community and state
 Positive attitudes towards individuals with mental illnesses
 Enthusiasm for reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and addiction disorders

"a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network"

Details and Benefits include:
 Complete a 10 month commitment, specific dates will be determined by the host site supervisor*
 Full-time AmeriCorps position - 1700 service hours - 40 hours per week, 5 holidays, 2.5 personal days
 AmeriCorps members receive a $17,000 stipend for their service - paid biweekly = 22 checks
 $6,895 Education Award upon completion of service commitment (1700 service hours)
 Bachelor’s Degree Required

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Mission Statement

To improve health equity in our nation’s communities through innovative partnership-based initiatives in education, service, and leadership development.


We meet our mission through diverse educational programs that improve the health of vulnerable populations with a focus on social determinants of health, culturally competent care and interprofessional practice. The bedrock of Health360’s success is the diversity of the organizations we partner with to tackle local healthcare needs in communities nationwide.

Health360 hosts several AmeriCorps National Service Programs that take a community-based approach to our nation’s physical and mental health crisis. AmeriCorps members are deployed in communities across the nation implementing evidence-based programs that tackle health disparities in underserved communities.


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Multiple locations Chicago, IL 60606



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is a full-time position that will require 40 hours of service per week, for 10 months total. AmeriCorps members are required to complete 1700 hours of service in order to successfully complete the program.

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