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Spark Health Corps
Spark Health Corps is a Public Health AmeriCorps State and National program designed through a partnership with Spark the Change Colorado and the Colorado Charter School Institute to provide systemic and targeted, community responsive, mental health support to K-12 youth while impacting workforce development for aspiring mental health professionals entering or reentering the field. Participating host schools are among those most impacted by the pandemic with the fewest resources and will benefit from the implementation of strong systemic wellness strategies, culturally responsive social-emotional curriculum, parental/family engagement, and ethically compliant crisis response. Spark Health Corps will engage 20 reduced half time (675 hours) AmeriCorps members to serve as School Mental Health Associates at 10 public charter schools throughout Colorado. We seek individuals with a passion for working with youth and improving school-based mental health interventions. Ideal candidates will be enrolled in a master’s level or higher program in a mental health field or will have their master’s degree in a mental health profession and be looking to sharpen their school-based clinical skills. Associates will receive training and ongoing individualized supervision. Spark Health Corps service may meet requirements for graduate level internship completion.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Public Health Corps School Mental Health Associates will have opportunities to: - Attend required training, in-service, and staff meetings - Deliver universal activities to all students as a proactive and preventative approach to whole person wellness, delivered via evidence-based best practice social-emotional (SEL) curriculum that is attentive to culturally appropriate needs and normed for school populations and immediate concerns. - Support staff and systemic wellness - Deliver targeted interventions to high need students requiring intensive and individualized assistance - Provide workshops for K-12 teachers and staff on the characteristics of mental health and developmental challenges for the purpose of identifying students who could benefit from a referral to Spark Health Corps - Assess need for parental involvement and/or ongoing support - Provide holistic resource support for students and communities, and outreach to families and guardians
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Public Health AmeriCorps ,  Health ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Passion for working with youth ,  Team Work ,  Public Health . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Spark Health Corps

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2023  -   06/15/2024

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations COLORADO  


Accepting Applications
From  05/17/2023  To  08/20/2023 

Contact Barb Knapp
Spark The Change Colorado
Denver   CO   80203

Listing ID 113059


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