Overview

Program: Healthy Minds Alliance
Position: Healthy Minds Alliance AmeriCorps Member
Host Site: First Choice Services – Charleston, West Virginia
Reports to: Host Site Supervisor
Healthy Minds Alliance Mission: Healthy Minds Alliance is a community-based approach to the mental health crisis
utilizing evidenced-based/ informed programs in diverse communities across the nation.
Purpose of Position: AmeriCorps Members will provide expanded support to meet challenges faced by local crisis call
centers across the country as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline shifts to the 3 digit number 988.
Identified Programs: AmeriCorps Members are trained in the mental health intervention identified by the local crisis
call center.
Responsibilities include:
 Participate in designated mental health evidence-based/ informed training
 Provide support in answering calls/ texts/ chats that come into local crisis call centers
 Build capacity to recruit other volunteers for the crisis call center
 Assist with onboarding and training of other volunteers
 Outreach to local community to educate on 988
 Market program through press releases, social media and informational sessions
 Provide performance measure data to Health360
 Assist with evaluation, building evidence around services provided
 Establish and foster relationships with community mental health agencies as partners and resources
 Serve as a resource to course participants on an ongoing basis
 Respect the privacy of colleagues and others, including the responsibility to protect personal information
 Advocate for mental health awareness whenever possible
 Grant writing to support mental health focused activities
 Participate in AmeriCorps large service project
 Participate in monthly calls held nationally by Health360
 Assist host site with ongoing mental health community initiatives and regional events
Experience Preferred:
 Personal and/ or professional knowledge of mental health topics
 Understanding of mental health issues and resources
 Knowledge about mental health resources in her/his community and state
 Positive attitudes towards individuals with mental illnesses
 Enthusiasm for reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and addiction disorders
Details and Benefits include:
 Complete a 10-month service commitment, specific dates will be determined by the host site supervisor*
 Full-time AmeriCorps position – 1700 service hours – 40 hours per week, 5 holidays, 2.5 personal days
 AmeriCorps members receive a $18,000 stipend for their service – paid biweekly = 22 checks
 $6,895 Education Award upon completion of service commitment (1700 service hours)
 Free Year of in-state tuition award by Volunteer West Virginia at any public WV College or University upon completion of service term

“a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network”

*Term of service is limited to a maximum of 12 months with approval by Health360.

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