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IDPH AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Program Development Member

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Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

November 1, 2018 - October 31, 2019

Application Window

October 19, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Locations

  • Linn County, IA
  • Cedar Rapids, IA

Contact Information

Amanda McCurley
(515) 281-6283
amanda.mccurley@idph.iowa.gov

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Description

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 December 1, 2017 and November 30, 2018 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.

Program-Specific Duties
• Establish a volunteer management infrastructure to support patients in treatment and recovery, involving minimum of 20 volunteers who will participate in a minimum of 2.2 hours of work
o Conduct an organizational needs assessment to identify potential positions for volunteers and create volunteer position descriptions.
o Develop volunteer training and supervision materials.
o Train all staff members in volunteer policies and procedures.
o Develop volunteer recruitment and management plan for matching volunteers with identified needs.
o Develop sustainability plan for volunteer recruitment and retention strategies

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 December 1, 2017 and November 30, 2018 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.

Program-Specific Duties
• Establish a volunteer management infrastructure to support patients in treatment and recovery, involving minimum of 20 volunteers who will participate in a minimum of 2.2 hours of work
o Conduct an organizational needs assessment to identify potential positions for volunteers and create volunteer position descriptions.
o Develop volunteer training and supervision materials.
o Train all staff members in volunteer policies and procedures.
o Develop volunteer recruitment and management plan for matching volunteers with identified needs.
o Develop sustainability plan for volunteer recruitment and retention strategies
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Living Allowance

$110 - $1098 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend

Additional Benefits

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

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

17 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition

Location Type

Rural, Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Elementary School, Foundation, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, High School, Middle School, Recreation or Youth Center, School-based Nonprofit, School District, State Agency other than State Service Commission

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Amanda McCurley
(515) 281-6283
amanda.mccurley@idph.iowa.gov

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