The Iowa Department of Public Health AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program is a new statewide initiative through the Division of Behavioral Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse. This program focus is to help combat Iowa’s opioid and prescription drug epidemic by enhancing the capacity and sustainability of programs focusing on substance abuse prevention, increasing community and professional education on substance use, and building community engagement.
One AmeriCorps part-time member with Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) will work with ASAC to develop a volunteer program to support individuals receiving treatment for opioid and other substance use disorders. One AmeriCorps part-time member with Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) will assist ASAC in communications, fundraising and grant writing.
ASAC will engage two part-time AmeriCorps members to serve between June 1, 2019 and November 30, 2019 in Linn County. The AmeriCorps members will play a vital role in expanding substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services throughout the ASAC service area.
AmeriCorps is a National Service Program committed to meeting the needs of our communities.
• Establish a volunteer management infrastructure to support patients in treatment and recovery, involving minimum of 10 volunteers who will participate in a minimum of 2.2 hours of work
o Continue ongoing organizational needs assessment to identify potential positions for volunteers and create volunteer position descriptions.
o Maintain online volunteer databases for continual community engagement in open positions
o Conduct interviews and follow volunteer recruitment procedure to match potential volunteers with open positions
o Develop sustainability plan for volunteer recruitment and retention strategies
• Assist in marketing and implementation of Prevention Trainings including but not limited to community based Naloxone trainings, emerging drug trends trainings and other agency in-service trainings.
o Asses staff and community based training needs.
o Create marketing materials to advertise community based trainings.
o Conduct community outreach to engage members of the community in attending trainings.
o Follow agency training procedure to help with logistics before, during and after trainings.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend
The IDPH AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program will be providing members online and face-to-face counseling services. Program recipients will be strategically paired with a licensed masters-level counselor based on needs and schedule.
The Member Assistance Program Services Include:
- Three face-to-face counseling sessions with master's-level degree counselors
- 24/7 toll-free telephonic access to services for members
- Unlimited in the moment telephonic counseling services with master's degree-level counselors
- Mobile application providing resources and appointment scheduling access
- Electronic promotional materials for members describing available services
High School Graduate
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check
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