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988 Crisis Call Center - AmeriCorps Member

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ORGANIZATION: Northwestern CT Area Health Education Center

  • 7 people are interested

Healthy Minds Alliance is a community-based approach to the mental health crisis utilizing evidenced-based/ informed programs in diverse communities across the nation.

AmeriCorps Members will provide expanded support to meet challenges faced by local crisis call centers across the country as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline shifts to the 3 digit number 988.
Identified Programs: AmeriCorps Members are trained in the mental health intervention identified by the local crisis call center.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in designated mental health evidence-based/ informed training
  • Provide support in answering calls/ texts/ chats that come into local crisis call centers
  • Build capacity to recruit other volunteers for the crisis call center
  • Assist with onboarding and training of other volunteers
  • Outreach to local community to educate on 988
  • Market program through press releases, social media and informational sessions
  • Provide performance measure data to Health360
  • Assist with evaluation, building evidence around services provided
  • 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 colleagues and others, including the responsibility to protect personal information
  • Advocate for mental health awareness 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
  • Understanding of mental health issues and resources
  • 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
Details and Benefits include:
  • Complete a 10-month service 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 $16,000 stipend for their service - paid biweekly = 22 checks
  • $6,345 Education Award upon completion of service commitment (1700 service hours)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required


Please submit a resume to Jackie Nickolas (nickolas@health360.org) for immediate interviews! J

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About Northwestern CT Area Health Education Center

Location:

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.

Description

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

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is a full time AmeriCorps member service opportunity that requires a 40 hours per week, 10-month service commitment. T
  • AmeriCorps members will be trained in the appropriate mental health intervention to provide the skills they need to serve with crisis call centers.

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