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Skagit VISTA Opioid Outreach Facilitator
 
 
 
This position is part of a 10-member VISTA team operated out of Community Action of Skagit County. Our mission is to foster and advocate for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County. The Skagit VISTA team helps achieve Community Action’s goal of helping people help themselves and each other by building infrastructure and capacity for programs that serve economically disadvantaged individuals across the county. The host for this project is the Housing Program of Community Action of Skagit County. The Housing Program aims to provide wrap-around assistance to people experiencing homelessness in their search for housing. Housing Programs provide housing case management during the housing search, advocacy for clients moving in to their new homes and ongoing assistance for staying housed. Skagit County is nestled halfway between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC and just east of the San Juan Islands offering access to the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Fans of the outdoors will love our little corner of the world as hiking, kayaking, river rafting, and biking are a small selection of the popular activities with locals and visitors alike. In addition, our team is composed of both locally grown VISTAs and those who have traveled from out of state. Often our VISTAs spend time together outside of service hours, building a strong support network. This position comes with a living stipend of $1,025 per month and an education award of $6,095 or $1800 end of year stipend after a completion of a year of service.
 
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Member Duties : The Opioid Outreach Facilitator will work closely with Community Action of Skagit County’s Opioid Outreach Coordinator to develop a volunteer program of outreach workers. The Opioid Outreach Facilitator will design and establish quality improvement methods for volunteer recruitment, engagement, orientation and training. An emphasis will be placed on researching evidence-based best practices for working with people with substance use disorders, in particular opioid use disorder. Of utmost importance will be to design a program that helps our donors to know the meaningful stories behind the Opioid Outreach work; and a volunteer engagement strategy that retains our dedicated outreach volunteers. The Opioid Outreach Facilitator will also work with the Opioid Outreach Coordinator and Housing Program Manager to explore possibilities for financially sustaining the program.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
None
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Skagit VISTA Opioid Outreach Facilitator

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 WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  04/18/2019  To  06/14/2019 

Contact Rebecca Vigoren
330 Pacific Pl
Mount Vernon   WA   98273
3605885721
rebecca.vigoren@servenorthwestwa.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88419


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