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Spirit Lake Behavioral Health Aide
The mission of the Spirit Lake Tribe is to promote justice, insure tranquility, encourage the general welfare, safeguard our interests and secure the blessings of freedom and liberty for ourselves and for our posterity. The VISTA project will seek to improve capacity of the Tribe's departments and programs, and improve life and healthy outcomes by reducing meth use and suicide. VISTA members will contribute to the goals of the project by performing activities such as education and outreach, data management, system development and policy development over the course of the first year. The Spirit Lake Nation is located in rural Benson County, North Dakota with a population of 5,002. Over 45% of the population lives at or below poverty. Currently community needs are not being met because of how high the level of need is. There is a lack of qualified workers in the community to provide services and strengthen the capacity of existing programs. New departments and programs have been established to meet community need, including the Meth and Suicide prevention program, but these programs are new, and need more capable workers to function effectively. The project will strengthen the community and help lift individuals out of poverty in a number of ways. Strengthening Tribal department programs and increasing their capacity to use a collaborative and strategic approach will allow them to better serve community members.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Behavioral Health Aide will assist in data collection, policy development and coordinate efforts between drug, suicide, behavioral and mental health programs. Member will work with local programs to develop partnerships and share resources. Track the number of clients and referrals from the Meth and Suicide Prevention program. Develop survey materials to track the effectiveness of the program and services offered. The Behavioral Health Aide serves as a liaison between the Tribal Meth and Suicide Prevention Program and IHS/Tribal Health. They will assist in coordinating referrals and provide follow-up to ensure individuals are receiving adequate assistance for their mental health issues.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Tribal ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Counseling ,  Public Health ,  Social Services . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Spirit Lake Behavioral Health Aide

Program Start/End Date
09/04/2018  -   09/03/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NORTH DAKOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/22/2018  To  08/30/2018 

Contact Ardis Shaw
816 3rd Ave N
Fort Totten   ND   58335
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78805