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VISTA Engagement Coordinator
The Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services (MHARS) Board of Lorain County plans, funds and monitors public behavioral health services. The MHARS Board is at the intersection of major health initiatives for the well-being of people in our county, including the Mental Health and Substance Use Priorities of the 2020-2022 Community Health Improvement Plan, Behavioral Health Disparities Community Readiness Assessment, the Suicide Prevention Coalition, and the Opiate Action Team. Our VISTA worker will work alongside community health leaders in these efforts, in an education, engagement, and support role that will engage his/her/their creativity and project management skills.
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Member Duties : The Engagement Coordinator will learn how to utilize assessments from stakeholders on key health issues; the Coordinator will translate the results into evidence-based prevention and engagement strategies to move the community towards action. The Coordinator will support community health priorities by participating in and researching strategies to address suicide and accidental overdose in the Mental Health and Substance Use Priorities and behavioral health disparities in our county. The Coordinator will also manage a team of engaged residents, using a grass-roots approach that will reach into communities to provide information and education about behavioral health issues impacting them.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Technology ,  Health . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Research ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Public Speaking . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

VISTA Engagement Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
07/06/2021  -   07/05/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO   Cleveland/ Akron  

Spanish is plus, not required

Accepting Applications
From  03/05/2021  To  06/11/2021 

Contact Elaine Georgas
1173 N Ridge Rd E
Lorain   OH   44055
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 101503