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ASHF, Professional Development Coordinator
The VISTA will serve as part of an intra-agency team studying and refining A Safe Haven Foundation’s model. The project is intended to identify and systematize best practices and update agency policies and procedures to reflect the most recent evidence-based recommendations for substance use social service care provision. This will allow ASHF to effectively scale its services and better serve homeless individuals in Chicago — particularly those at high-risk for opioid addiction — ultimately helping them transition out of poverty by creating greater access to treatment and other services. The VISTA will work directly with the ASHF Director of Education to create opportunities for staff development, while also updating policies and procedures for the Education Department’s professional development wing. In supporting the Education Department, the VISTA will be increasing the agency’s ability to deliver services that decrease opioid use and dependency among residents. The VISTA will design policies and procedures that utilize the most recent, evidence based methods for strengthening staff capacity. These new, improved, and updated development opportunities and procedures will both improve program efficacy and service provision, while reducing negative outcomes for clients.
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Member Duties : Identify resources for and coordinate the delivery of professional development and continuing education opportunities for agency staff. — Establish and maintain a database that tracks staff professional licenses, certifications, continuing education units (CEUs) and relevant renewal deadlines. — Establish a data collection methodology and data storage and tracking system for recording professional development participation and outcomes. — Analyze and draft reports on professional development outcomes and determine areas for improvement. — Alert relevant staff when licenses or certifications need to be renewed and provide information about renewal resources. — Provide Education Department with detailed strategies for effectively delivering professional development curricula to staff and deliver presentations on new or updated recommendations, policies, or procedures. — Update professional development policies and procedures as necessary.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  One Free Meal Per Day . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Public Health ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology . 
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ASHF, Professional Development Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2020  -   08/30/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  07/21/2020  To  08/03/2020 

Contact Jane McGhee
A Safe Haven Foundation
Chicago   IL   60608
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94013