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Charleston, WV 988 Crisis Call Center - AmeriCorps Member

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ORGANIZATION: Health360

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 $18,000 stipend for their service - paid biweekly = 22 checks
  • $6,345 Education Award upon completion of service commitment (1700 service hours)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Health360 will offer $500 to cover relocation costs for candidates who travel more than 50 miles relocating to Charleston, WV for this 10 month in-person service term.

Please submit a resume to Natalie Harwood (harwood@health360.org) for immediate interviews!

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About Health360

Location:

83 Prospect Street, Waterbury, CT 06702, US

Mission Statement

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

Description

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 bed rock of Health360’s success is the diversity of the organizations we partner with to tackle local health care needs in communities across the nation.

Health360 is home to Northwestern Connecticut Area Health Education Center (AHEC), one of the four regional centers that comprise the Connecticut AHEC Network. AHEC focuses on developing a pipeline of future health care professionals who are prepared to practice in Connecticut’s rural and urban underserved communities.


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 evidenced-based programs that tackle health disparities in underserved communities.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Community, Crisis Support, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1 Hillcrest Drive EastCharleston, WV 25311

(38.33946,-81.60324)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychology

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is a full time AmeriCorps member service opportunity that requires a 40 hours per week, 10-month service commitment.

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