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Statewide Behavioral Health Family Engagement VISTA
This position joins the Oregon Health Authority’s statewide VISTA team. In addition to activities at your individual site, each member receives additional orientation, training throughout the year, team retreats and meetings, and the support of the team leaders and project director based at the state public health agency. For more information about the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Program, please visit: The Child and Family Behavioral Health Unit in Integrated Health Systems develops policies and administers grants and contracts to meet the mental health and addiction concerns of children aged 0-25, and their families. The goal is to have available, accessible and effective statewide services. The unit strives to increase access to Medicaid, low-cost or free behavioral health services, since earliest intervention is most likely to increase a child’s gain in school and health and employment in adulthood. With access to services and self-help skills, parents are more likely to effectively care for their own children and sustain employment and health for themselves. The VISTA member will be serving with the Behavioral Health Systems Division in Salem, the capital of Oregon. Centrally located in the Willamette Valley, Salem is rich with culture and has easy access hiking and other outdoor adventures in every direction. Within an hour, you can reach mountains, the beaches or big city attractions of Portland. With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, Salem is wonderful place to explore a future in public health.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will increase family engagement in community behavioral health settings around Oregon in order to increase access, quality and cost of care for families with behavioral health challenges. The VISTA will build on previous years’ projects to complete the following: -Collaborate with Health Systems Division behavioral health stakeholders to increase family and family support engagement in community behavioral health settings to positively impact access, quality and cost of care for children and young adults with behavioral health challenges -Implement strategy for permanent and sustainable family and peer-delivered services -Establish strategy for sustainable involvement in state and local behavioral health and physical health advisory groups by families who are uninsured, underinsured or receive government subsidized services -Establish procedure that outlines a pathway from involvement as a parent/volunteer to employment as a family peer delivered services worker
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology . 
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Statewide Behavioral Health Family Engagement VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/24/2019  To  07/26/2019 

Contact Danielle Brown
800 NE Oregon St
Portland   OR   97232
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89647