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Substance Abuse Prevention Marketing VISTA
The Village VISTA Collaborative is a VISTA project sponsored by the Village for Children and Families in Hartford, Connecticut. VISTAs will grow the capacity of several programs of the Village, including the Partnership for Success substance abuse prevention program. VISTAs will serve low-income communities of Hartford and Vernon, Connecticut. The Substance Abuse Prevention Marketing & Social Media VISTA will use marketing strategies to support the Vernon ROCKS Coalition, a collaboration of community stakeholders, parents, youth, and volunteers, whose focus is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance misuse and its related problems in Vernon’s youth by promoting protective factors and decreasing risk factors that contribute to substance use. Our mission is to provide Resources and Outreach for Community Knowledge and Success to prevent youth substance abuse. To do this, Vernon ROCKS brings together community members and representatives from all sectors of the community to strengthen the prevention capacity and infrastructure. Vernon ROCKS uses a data-driven model to implement the evidence-based strategies including raising awareness, providing education about substance use, enforcement strategies to reduce access and availability of substances, and providing youth with healthy alternatives. Through these strategies we empower youth to make informed decisions, provide parents and families with up-to-date information on current trends in our community and provide them with the tools to set clear rules and to have conversations with young people about making good choices. By working together the coalition strives to make population-level changes to create an environment that helps our community support healthy decision-making and to mobilize the community to protect and promote our young people.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will focus on community empowerment and engagement by expanding the capacity of the Vernon ROCKS Coalition. The VISTA member will develop substance use and prevention trainings for coalition members and key stakeholders; collect data on local trends; develop educational materials and assist the development of a substance abuse prevention program for youth. The VISTA will help increase community awareness through community outreach, supporting social media, and the creation of social norms marketing campaigns. The VISTA should demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse groups and maintain collaborative, professional relationships; have an interest in youth development; have background knowledge of substance abuse prevention and trends; and have a talent for social media and marketing platforms. Drug screening required.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Media ,  Public Health ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership . 
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Substance Abuse Prevention Marketing VISTA

Program Start/End Date
10/25/2021  -   10/25/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Accepting Applications
From  04/23/2021  To  11/01/2021 

Contact Cassandra Schend
19 Elm St
Vernon   CT   06066

Listing ID 80788