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988 Crisis Counselor AmeriCorps Position - Charleston, WV Service Site

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Health360, Inc.

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

Purpose of Position: 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. This position would be working in-person at a site in Charleston, WV.

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
  • Complete required CDC and Public Health AmeriCorps trainings

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
  • $6,495 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.


*Term of service is limited to a maximum of 12 months with approval by Health360.

To submit your resume, please email:

Natalie Harwood

AmeriCorps Specialist

Health360 Inc.

harwood@health360.org

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Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

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Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Politics
Community, Health & Medicine, Politics

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Charleston, WV 06702

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, FULL_TIME

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