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PAARI National Recovery Corps - South Portland, ME 1
The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) was founded alongside the Gloucester Police Department Angel Initiative in June 2015 and has grown into a movement of nearly 600 law enforcement partners in 34 states. The opioid epidemic is our country’s greatest public health emergency and there were more than 72,000 drug related overdose deaths in the US in 2017. Only 11% of people who need access to treatment for a substance use disorder receive care. Access to treatment is particularly difficult for individuals experiencing homelessness, unemployed individuals, low-income adults, formerly incarcerated adults, low-income veterans, and those with concurrent physical health issues and mental health disorders. Law enforcement officers have a front row seat to the opioid epidemic and a growing number of police departments are motivated to adopt non-arrest programs that connect individuals with substance use disorders to treatment. Members of our National Recovery Corps will strengthen the ability of partnering law enforcement agencies to increase access to care and address addiction and poverty through non-arrest approaches. This program will place VISTAs in police departments to help build, strengthen, and sustain police-led programs to reduce and prevent overdose deaths and help more people with opioid use disorder get into treatment and recovery. This position will be in South Portland, ME and will serve as part of a larger cohort of PAARINational Recovery Corps VISTAs across the entire nation. The VISTA will work alongside our Behavioral Health Liaison to develop a treatment and service provider database and measure for the collection and evaluation of data from the community that the South Portland Police Department will be able to utilize and leverage in a long term capacity. Individuals with lived experience with addictions, including those who are personally in recovery, are ideal candidates for these service positions.
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Member Duties : Our VISTA will be embedded in the South Portland Police Departments to help build, strengthen, and sustain police-led program. Some additional responsibilities include but are: Increasing our ability to serve more people, serve new groups of people, and/or engage in new or expanded strategies Increasing our effectiveness in creating access to care for individuals with a substance use disorder Increasing our ability to generate additional resources, such as funding, volunteers, and partnerships Developing our project plan for increasing awareness and participation Community assessments, community awareness and engagement Expanding and strengthening partnerships with service providers Developing financial resources, materials, policies and procedures Program development and delivery,Developing data collection systems and processes, Volunteer recruitment and management systems
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Counseling . 
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PAARI National Recovery Corps - South Portland, ME 1

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  07/10/2020  To  12/31/2020 

Contact Rachel Milan
225 Water St
Plymouth   MA   02360
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 97812