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Vista Opioid Education Coordinator
 
 
 
i. The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is a volunteer Board made up of clients, family members, and other community leaders representing the counties it serves. The Board is the community mental health and addiction planning agency, much similar to a School Board and does not directly provide mental health and/or addiction services. The Board contracts with various agencies for mental health and/or addiction services. Services include prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Its main role is to monitor, evaluate, assess, prioritize and plan for mental health and addiction services in the counties it serves. Given that the Board covers three different counties, there are three different hubs and all three have the overall goal to address the opiate epidemic, however, each differs in their projects, membership and frequency of meetings and events. Each county also has different coalitions and health alliances who are also addressing the opiate epidemic as part of their larger goals to decrease substance abuse. Decisions on services are made based on community need assessments, clients and families’ feedback, community agencies demand, needs and gaps. Our goals are: expanding diversity among board members; expanding services and resources to culturally diverse populations; increasing board members’ awareness of resources, services, and responsibilities through education; and increase staff workforce for special projects.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA Opioid Education Coordinator (VISTA OE Coordinator) will have three primary objectives. The first objective will be to help plan and organize the county hub meetings in Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties. In order to meet this objective, the coordinator will need to learn about the three hubs and the member organizations. Second, the VISTA OE Coordinator will also assist will developing educational materials related to opioid addiction. The educational materials will be shared with the hub members to help stakeholders and the community to understand the issues around the epidemic and the available resources. The VISTA Member will also develop digital and social media educational packets to be distributed via social media and electronic formats. Third, the VISTA OE Coordinator will also assist with persons who present in need of education on opioid prevention, treatment and supportive resources by distributing and explaining the available resources.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Vista Opioid Education Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/06/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2019  To  06/07/2019 

Contact Robin Reaves
1200 N State Route 53
Tiffin   OH   44883
419-448-0640
dconklin@oacbha.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86526


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