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Lorain County Opioid Action Team Outreach Coordinator
The Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County coordinates substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery initiatives by working with others including schools, city/county leaders, children services, faith leaders, recovery communities, service providers and others. Our services include contracting with Ohio certified treatment and prevention providers and recovery housing entities to ensure that Lorain County’s residents in need of substance abuse services are available. To address the opioid issues in Lorain County, ADAS coordinates the Lorain County Opioid Action Team. This team is working towards two goals: Reduce Overdose deaths and increase access to treatment and recovery supports. Our work uses a prevention framework through an action plan through two workgroups (data and community engagement) and an Advisory Committee. We are focusing on connecting with communities to complete community readiness initiatives that will guide us to creating and implementing appropriate prevention strategies – meeting communities where they are. Our work will continue to educate individuals and community groups about opioid use disorders, addiction and the role of prevention – reducing the supply, reducing the demand and overdose prevention. The VISTA Member will work in partnership of developing educational materials about the Opioid Epidemic, with specific emphasis on reducing the stigma of addiction, and prevention activities throughout Lorain County. Our VISTA member will be able to participate in no-cost trainings throughout the service year. Our VISTA member will recruit and coordinate volunteers to reach out into their communities to expand opportunities to reach our residents. This will include creating and assisting with social media messages and maintaining a community calendar.
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Member Duties : Community readiness, engagement, education and information are critical areas to ensure individuals, families and community leaders have resources they need. As part of a team, community readiness includes learning & using the Tri-Ethnic Model of Community Readiness in communities, analyzing results and assisting with action plan(s). Recruit & convene a cohort of team leaders to ensure culturally appropriate outreach strategies related of information dissemination and education, which includes: updating the county’s resource library, drafting educational one pagers & using traditional and social media to disseminate this into our communities; completing a crosswalk of curriculum & materials around specific topics: overdose prevention (naloxone, good Samaritan law), medication safe storage & disposal, recovery (supports, peers), accessing treatment services, supporting families with addiction in their families, addiction topics & prevention.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization . 
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Lorain County Opioid Action Team Outreach Coordinator

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

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

Contact Elaine Georgas
4950 Oberlin Ave
Lorain   OH   44053
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86609