Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
2/27/2019
Job Category:
Project Management
Opioid Abuse Prevention Project
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AmeriCorps | Birmingham, AL
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Job Description

Working in partnership with the Alabama Sports Medicine Association, Alabama Fusion Center, High Intensity Drug Tracking Area program and various law enforcement agencies, Opioid Abuse Awareness and Prevention VISTA members will assist in awareness education to reduce the amount of Opioid abuse and overdose fatalities in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Chilton counties. This work will include developing awareness and prevention presentations for student athletes and community stakeholders, providing training on gathering intelligence concerning Opioid cases, and tracking best practices. VISTAs will partner with law enforcement, prevention experts, educational leaders, doctors, community leaders and many more in taking steps to address the very serious and growing problem of abuse of heroin and other Opioids to save lives and to improve the quality of life in our community.

Terms :

Car recommended, Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours. Service Areas :

Education, Community and Economic Development, Community Outreach. Skills :

Public Speaking, Writing/Editing, Recruitment, Fund raising/Grant Writing, Team Work, Teaching/Tutoring, Computers/Technology, Communications, Social Services, Conflict Resolution, Public Health, Leadership, Community Organization, General Skills, Education.

About AmeriCorps

Celebrating its 43rd anniversary this year, AmeriCorps VISTA is a federal national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTAs, aged 18 or older, commit to serve full time for a year at nonprofit organizations and public agencies in urban and rural poverty areas throughout the country to help low-income people and communities improve the conditions of their lives. VISTAs work to fight illiteracy, expand job opportunities, develop financial assets, reduce homelessness, improve health services, reduce unemployment, increase housing opportunities, reduce recidivism, and expand access to technology.