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Mental Health Gatekeeper Training Instructor

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ORGANIZATION: Northwestern CT Area Health Education Center

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 beginning in Fall 2021, 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 $15,100 stipend for their service - paid biweekly = 22 checks
 $6,345 Education Award upon completion of service commitment (1700 service hours)
 Bachelor’s Degree Required

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About Northwestern CT Area Health Education Center


83 Prospect Street, Waterbury, CT 06702, US

Mission Statement

To develop awareness of and interest in health careers for youth from ethnic and racial backgrounds underrepresented in the health careers.


Northwestern CT AHEC, home of the Youth Health Service Corps, is one of four regional centers of the Connecticut AHEC Program and is located in Middlebury CT. Our mission is to inspire and enable disadvantaged youth to pursue rewarding careers as a health care professional. The Connecticut AHEC Program was established in 1995 by the Connecticut General Assembly, and received its initial federal funding from Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in 1997. NWCTAHEC, established in 1998, is a 501-C-3 non-profit agency.

The Youth Health Service Corps is an Area Health Education Center program that teaches diverse high school students about careers in health care. The students are trained in topics ranging from medical ethics to disease prevention. They receive CPR/AED certification, and instruction in blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. The Corps students use their knowledge to make a valuable volunteer contribution in health care settings. In addition, they can participate in special projects such as oral health, nutrition and emergency preparedness


Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Health & Medicine


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Multiple locations Ukiah, CA 95482



  • 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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