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PONI Training Coordinator VISTA - Health and Justice in RI
Preventing Overdose and Naloxone Intervention (PONI) is a non-profit organization within The Miriam Hospital dedicated to preventing opioid overdoses in Rhode Island. Our goal is to support Rhode Islanders in preventing, recognizing, and intervening in opioid overdoses through training and distribution of naloxone (Narcan) and other harm reduction supplies. We collaborate with numerous agencies throughout the state to help train the community and ensure access to naloxone, fentanyl test strips, wound care kits, and safer use supplies. As the central access point of community-based intramuscular naloxone and harm reduction kits in Rhode Island, we strive to ensure that all members of the community have the tools and training to save a life. Additionally, we develop trainings and distribution materials and support public health and harm reduction research. (Learn more about our work at PONI is seeking an individual who can support naloxone and harm reduction kit distribution and overdose prevention training within the state of Rhode Island. This would be an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in public health, harm reduction, education, training, research, and community organizing. This position provides excellent training, supervision, and networking opportunities. Additionally, VISTAs generally qualify for Medicaid and SNAP in addition to the health coverage, relocation allowance, education award, and living allowance provided by AmeriCorps. Bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking skills are not required but are welcome and helpful.
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Member Duties : Main responsibilities of this position include: • Managing distribution of harm reduction kits and naloxone (Narcan) to community organizations. • Conducting overdose prevention trainings. • Creating a naloxone/overdose prevention refresher course in collaboration with other community organizations. • Building a central access database of training materials available in Rhode Island. • Addressing inequities in training and materials in collaboration with other VISTAs, community organizations, and the RI Department of Health. • Recruiting volunteers to support the Never Use Alone Hotline • Coordinating day-to-day operations at the PONI office. • Recruiting and managing PONI volunteers and interns.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
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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 and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Health . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Graphic Design ,  Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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PONI Training Coordinator VISTA - Health and Justice in RI

Program Start/End Date
05/06/2024  -   05/05/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations RHODE ISLAND   Boston  


Accepting Applications
From  12/19/2023  To  06/30/2024 

Contact Michelle McKenzie
1125 N Main St
Providence   RI   02904

Listing ID 113463


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