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Healthier Glades Project Support Specialist
Healthier Glades launched in 2017 in the historically underserved rural area of Palm Beach County with rich cultural and agricultural assets. Their focus area is behavioral health with the intention for residents to thrive physically, emotionally and spiritually. We believe behavioral health is how we cope with life stressors and what it means to be healthy and well physically, emotionally and spiritually. The Healthier Glades mission is to assist residents in coping with life stressors and to create a sense of mental well-being that will impact the Glades communities. Healthier Glades will gain the trust of its residents and support a new narrative in the Glades communities emphasizing the assets, strengths and resiliency of its residents and institutions. “The Glades” is the collective of four communities—Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay and the unincorporated community of Canal Point—located in the western section of the county along Lake Okeechobee. The total combined population is 36,503 with the following demographics by community. Healthier Glades works with the Glades communities beginning with the area’s natural assets and resources including family, faith and friends. Community Partners of South Florida serves as fiscal agent and manages the Creating Access; Building Social Capital AmeriCorps VISTA project.
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Member Duties : In year two, the Healthier Glades Project Support Specialist will serve to develop a Community Plan, “Unlock our Communities' Strengths," that will lead to change through storytelling, resident asset mapping, and social connectedness. The Healthier Glades Project Support Specialist will perform under the supervision of the Project Director; the member will develop a social media campaign, an engagement toolkit, document the process of collecting content from resident-led workgroups to add to the Unlock our Communities' Strengths Healthier Glades Community Plan.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
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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 ,  Health ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Leadership . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Healthier Glades Project Support Specialist

Program Start/End Date
11/09/2020  -   11/08/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations FLORIDA   Miami/Ft. Lauderdale  


Accepting Applications
From  09/04/2020  To  12/31/2020 

Contact Annie Ifill
491 E Main St
Pahokee   FL   33476

Listing ID 98931