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2020-2021 City of Las Vegas Veteran Services VISTA
 
 
 
In order to reach veterans outside of VA care, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and VA invited communities to come together for the first Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF). The City of Las Vegas (CLV) was one of the eight teams that responded to the call and participated in the challenge. The goal of the Mayors Challenge to Prevent Suicide among SMVF is to eliminate suicide among at-risk SMVF using a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention. As a CLV Mental Health VISTA, you will build capacity in the City's Veteran's Services Initiative and The Mayor’s Challenge by addressing key issues affecting suicide prevention including preventive factors and connectivity. Application Deadline: July 23, 2020 at 5 p.m. PST. As a VISTA, your service will start on August 31, 2020 and end of August 30, 2021. During this time, you will be a full-time member and report to work at Las Vegas City Hall. You will also receive the logistic and supervisory support from CLV staff and will be eligible to participate in all CLV professional development and organizational health trainings. As a VISTA, you are entitled to 10 personal days and 10 medical days. For VISTA members serving in Clark County, you will earn a living allowance of $479.08 per pay period (total of $12,490 for the year). In addition, for successfully completing your year of service, you have the option to be eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or the VISTA end-of-service cash stipend. The value of the education award is $6,095.00. The value of the end-of-year cash stipend is approximately $1,800.00. For more information on VISTA benefits of service, please visit: https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service.
 
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Member Duties : Major functions will include support coordinated outreach efforts to identify Service Members, Veterans and Families at risk for suicide; assess system to identify potential barriers; research best practice models and develop tools that address the specific needs and concerns of service members and their families; design social marketing media campaigns and collateral material to support behavior change and connection to social services; establish quality control processes and evaluation mechanisms to validate data collection and develop summary reports.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Veterans ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Veterans ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2020-2021 City of Las Vegas Veteran Services VISTA

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEVADA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/15/2020  To  07/27/2020 

Contact Rocio Martinez Saucedo
495 S Main St
Las Vegas   NV   89101
7022296242
rsaucedo@lasvegasnevada.gov

Listing ID 86214


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