Overview

ROCKY MOUNTAIN YOUTH CORPS

2022 PUBLIC HEALTH CREW

Crew Member Position Description

Upper Rio Grande Office (Taos)

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) is a nonprofit youth development organization serving New Mexico. We inspire young adults to make a positive difference in themselves and their communities. Through training and service, Corpsmembers discover their potential for healthy, productive lives.

POSITION PURPOSE:

AmeriCorps and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps are partnering with Taos Pueblo, Taos High School, and Vista Grande High School to implement the Taos Public Health Crew in collaboration with Project Amp. This work in our schools will provide mental health support and a brief mentorship program that pairs teenagers from the schools (13-17 years old) with our Public Health Crew mentors (18-40 years old). Project Amp is an innovative mentorship program that helps students reach their goals in health and wellness, family and friend relationships, academics, and is specifically designed to prevent substance use and other risk factors.

We are currently seeking young adults and adults who can bring an interest and/or a wide range of life experiences in recovery from drug and alcohol use and other strengths to work with the youth of our community and ultimately explore and begin a journey into public health with an emphasis on substance misuse and recovery. You will have an opportunity to be trained in Motivational Interviewing, substance use screening, principles of substance use prevention, and how to be a mentor to adolescents.

If you are interested in becoming a Public Health Crew Member, review the requirements and qualifications below. If you meet these requirements and are interested, we invite you to complete a full application.

POSITION TYPE: Seasonal, part-time, AmeriCorps member

SCHEDULE: Minimum of twenty (25) hours per week

DATES: January 23rd- May 5, 2023


PAY: STIPEND $597 (before taxes) paid biweekly

EDUCATION AWARD: $1374.60 upon completion of 300-hour AmeriCorps Service Term

BENEFITS:

? Healthcare coverage is available to all AmeriCorps members at no cost to the member. This is considered primary coverage and is not available as supplemental coverage.

? RMYC observes all National holidays and are considered approved days off, however RMYC reserves the right to have AmeriCorps members work on service projects or certain holidays if necessary to meet program requirements

(These days off ARE NOT counted toward the service hours required for the Educational Award)

? Student loan forbearance is available for those who qualify

REPORTS TO: Site supervisor with oversight by RMYC Prevention Program Coordinator, and site supervisor at individual placement site


LOCATION: Members will be paired and will report to one of three school or agency sites: Taos High School, Vista Grande High School, Taos Pueblo. Some training and other meetings may be scheduled at the Upper Rio Grande (Taos) office located at 1203 King Drive.


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RESPONSIBILITIES:

? Provide effective near peer mentoring to youths as determined by confidential survey results as a form of brief intervention

? Support the implementation of After School Programs

? Support the planning, implementation and direct service of Indigenous Club at Vista Grande (lunch), Taos High School (Advisory), Taos Pueblo Day School (1hr), and Taos Middle School (lunch).

? Provide support to and participate in coalition meetings, prevention planning, and other prevention related tasks as assigned.

? Additional tasks may be assigned based on project partner needs, projects and goals

? Participate in and complete the C4 Innovations Project Amp Near Peer Mentoring Training. NOTE:Failure to participate in and complete this training will result in removal from the program. Near peer mentoring is the core of this program and all members must complete it to provide this essential service.

? Administer substance misuse surveys among a youth population

? Initiate and complete projects as part of a team of two as directed by your site supervisor.

? Actively participate in regular check-ins with your site supervisor and weekly check-ins with the RMYC Prevention Program Coordinator

? Participate in and successfully complete all training sessions assigned.

? Maintain a safe work environment to ensure both physical and mental well-being.

? Comply with work standards set forth by your site supervisor and RMYC Prevention Program Coordinator.

? Maintain a positive and professional attitude.

? Be willing to reflect on your experience and share feedback in a group setting.

? Respect the educational environment of your placement site and community resources.

? Complete and approve timecards for yourself upon approval of your hours by your site supervisor and convey the approval of your site supervisor to the RMYC Prevention Program Coordinator.

? Develop obtainable goals for your transition into further education or employment in the public health sector.

? Comply with all RMYC and AmeriCorps rules and policies and not participate in any prohibited activities as described in the Member Service Agreement.

QUALIFICATIONS:

? All Rocky Mountain Youth Corps members and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

? 18 – 40 years of age as of January 23rd, 2023

? Have a High School Diploma or equivalent or agree to obtain one prior to using the Segal Education Award

o If you are not capable of obtaining a High School diploma or equivalent or are enrolled in an institution of higher education on an ability to benefit basis you may be considered eligible for funds under section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091)

? US Citizen or a Permanent Legal Resident

? Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check:

o Must consent to the criminal history check

o Be truthful in all statements regarding criminal history

o Cannot be registered or required to be registered on any state sex offender registry or the National Sex Offender Registry

o Cannot be convicted of murder

? Satisfy any additional background check requirements of the placement site, including but not limited to school-based fingerprinting and background checks.

? Able to complete entire length of service term (January 23rd to May 5, 2023)

? Strong work ethic and willingness to work within a team of diverse individuals

? Able to work in a supervised environment

? May be required to participate in up to three service events that benefit the community (hours put into required service events will be accrued toward satisfying the service hours requirement)

? Be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

? Ability to collect data for use by site supervisors and Project Amp and RMYC as needed and assigned

? Must be willing to and able to maintain confidentiality as it pertains to near peer mentoring and substance misuse brief intervention and other prevention work

BENEFITS:

? Healthcare coverage is available to all AmeriCorps members at no cost to the member. This is considered primary coverage and is not available as supplemental coverage.

? RMYC observes all National holidays and are considered approved days off, however RMYC reserves the right to have AmeriCorps members work on service projects or certain holidays if necessary to meet program requirements (These days off ARE NOT counted toward the service hours required for the Educational Award)

? Student loan forbearance is available for those who qualify

EVALUATION:

? Members will receive a mid and end-of-term evaluation. Members may receive additional evaluations or coaching from their site supervisor and/or RMYC Prevention Program Staff

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PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

? Lift or move up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly. ? Frequently traverse uneven terrain; balance, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, and/or grasp. ? Have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned.

? Receive detailed information through oral communication; convey important spoken instructions accurately and effectively..

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual preference or disability. RMYC is a drug free workplace. All positions are dependent upon funding availability.

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