The individuals served by ACES present with numerous, often-complex social service needs, which frequently contribute to their substance use or present obstacles to their efforts to maintain sobriety. It is challenging for substance use counselors to devote the time necessary to address these needs and link clients to and assist them with accessing appropriate resources while also
addressing substance use treatment issues. The AmeriCorps member will perform this vital function: identify clients’ needs and develop strategies that will support their efforts to attain treatment goals and objectives. The AmeriCorps member will conduct outreach to the community to better identify clients in need of services. The position involves screening and assessing clients, providing psychoeducation and early intervention, and linking clients to and assisting clients’ access to necessary services and resources.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
- Eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits
- Enrollment in the AmeriCorps Member Assistance Program (MAP) for accessible, free mental health services
- Extensive professional development
Less than High School Completed
Subject to criminal background check