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AmeriCorps Member - Mental Health Gatekeeper Training Instructor
ORGANIZATION: Northwestern CT Area Health Education Center
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5 people are interested
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.
Participate in designated mental health evidence-based/ informed program instructor training (Date & Location
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
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
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
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
About Northwestern CT Area Health Education Center
83 Prospect Street, Waterbury, CT 06702, US
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
Multiple locations Buffalo, NY 14202
April 19, 2022
- Teaching / Instruction
- Mental Health
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Public Speaking
- Relationship Building
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- This is a full-time service position, requiring 40 hours of service per week for 10 months. AmeriCorps members are required to serve 1700 hours to successfully complete this program.