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Opiate Hub Planning Specialist
 
 
 
The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County (MHRSB) is the community safety net for the uninsured, under-insured or indigent persons needing mental health and/or addiction services. These individuals are the most vulnerable individuals and least able to afford these services. This includes the working poor, those who are 0-250% below poverty, those who are incarcerated and those who are homeless. We are a County Board established by state law and we have been in existence for 50 years. As the public funder of mental health and addiction services, it is important to us to educate the community about mental illness and addiction, the availability of treatment and support for people dealing with these challenges and the message that treatment is effective and people recover. Our mission is to cultivate a high-quality network of resources that inspires personal recovery and promotes mental wellness for Lucas County residents. The role of the Opiate Hub Planning Specialist will be to help strengthen the MHRSB’s planning efforts, education/training strategies, and communications to the community and stakeholders regarding the opioid epidemic through various assessments, research, and engagement. The goal for the project is to further local planning efforts by researching best practices and assessing current resources. The Opiate Hub Planning Specialist will work directly with the Director of Planning and Quality, and will collaborate with additional staff to determine the appropriate audiences to engage for successful completion of the project. The information collected by this role will help inform MHRSB’s staff and Trustees as to the needs and gaps identified. Data collected by the completion of the project will be used for benchmarking. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is curious, enjoys collaborating, and has a passion for visual and written data.
 
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Member Duties : Research promising prevention/treatment/recovery approaches as directed. Determine data needs to inform research. Conduct meetings in coordination w/staff to determine community’s educational needs re: opioid epidemic. Survey partners about educational needs; report results to relevant organizations. Research/inventory opioid prevention/treatment/recovery services locally as directed by leadership. Map opioid program and service data locally by demographic; gather baseline data on current opioid abuse policies in schools locally. Develop educational materials/opportunities in coordination w/staff to be shared w/County Hub members and community. Assess educational priorities of County Hub members and work w/staff to prioritize them; write and edit educational one-pagers on identified topics; develop social marketing education packets. Learn about County Hub/Opiate Coalition and member organizations by attending relevant community meetings/events.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Public Health ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Opiate Hub Planning Specialist

Program Start/End Date
07/19/2018  -   07/18/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/30/2018  To  06/08/2018 

Contact Cami Roth Szirotnyak
701 Adams St
Toledo   OH   43604
419-213-4612
crothszirotnyak@lcmhrsb.oh.gov
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79400


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