This position will focus on providing education, wellness activities, social opportunities and referrals to our clients and potential clients. In addition to utilizing the NEW-R wellness program for adults with mental illness, opioid addiction, substance abuse problems and chronic diseases, the individual will focus on capacity building in order to help CBHC expand and enhance services to our target populations. The AmeriCorps member may see clients for one on one wellness visits based on the NEW-R program. The member will build a network of providers at Clay Behavioral Health Center and in the community, who will refer clients to the AmeriCorps member for wellness education and social service navigation. The member will be actively involved in the development of opioid focused community initiatives in collaboration with community partners. This will involve outreach, data collection, tracking trends and changes and increasing the effectiveness in achieving outcomes and improving success rates.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Member Assistance Program
Transportation reimbursement during the service day
Training and professional development opportunities
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
A genuine desire to assist persons with cognitive disabilities or difficulties succeed in life.
Comfortable interacting with clients who have substance use disorders or mental illness is a plus.
A self-starter that is able to take initiative and can serve independently
Should be organized, detail oriented, have excellent communication skills, be patient, calm and kind.
Should enjoy serving diverse populations, patients and staff on a daily basis, both in person and over the phone.
Prior experience directing and/or teaching adolescents or adults about subjects similar to health or wellness OR a willingness to learn quickly and be effective in the role.
Ability to communicate in English clearly is needed as there is much phone and face to face interactions.
Ability to speak Spanish or sign language would be a plus.
Member must be able to review materials and condense the information in a format that is understandable for a diverse population,
Knowledge of the disease process for mental health issues and/or substance abuse issues is helpful.
Ability to engage others who may be resistant to change.
Time management skills
Ability to maintain healthy professional boundaries
Physical fitness experience (personal or professional) is an added value.
English, American Sign Language, Spanish
Subject to criminal background check