Opioid Addiction & Recovery VISTA

Opioid Addiction & Recovery VISTA

Americorps | Pittsburgh, PA, 15201, US
Salary Range:$44,000 – $62,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 22 days ago

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Opioid Addiction & Recovery VISTA

City of Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern PA Region is deeply affected by opioid use. Many of the areas affected are low-income neighborhoods within the City limits, thus highlighting the need to stem this crisis in an effort to improve economic opportunities in these communities. The VISTA member assigned to the Opioid Use and Recovery project will focus on developing community education and awareness strategies, developing and implementing overdose prevention strategies, identifying and developing ways to provide recovery support as means to reducing the stigma experienced by those struggling with opioid use, and developing strategies to empower family, loved ones and the communities affected by this crisis. All are key to developing initiatives that will help all of those affected by it begin to move towards a healthier future and economic stability. To be successful, the VISTA member selected for this project needs to be committed to coalition building around this controversial public health issue - opioid use and recovery. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will (1) assess current local resources and best practices utilized in other cities/counties to assist in developing/updating the City of Pittsburgh's strategy to combat the opioid overdose crisis; (2) assist in facilitating coalition building between City neighborhoods affected by the opioid crisis and public safety to connect people who use opioids, their families and loved ones, and community leaders to resources as part of the implementation of a community-driven pre-arrest diversion program. Develop resource guides/marketing materials, training for the community, and regular forums for discussion; and (3) assist in facilitating the development of a post-overdose program and opioid sensitivity and awareness training for Pittsburgh Bureau of Public Safety (PBPS) employees. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, analyzing resources and data, performing outreach to strategic partners and individuals, and developing policies.

Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Training , Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .

Terms :

Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :

Public Safety , Community Outreach , Health .

Skills :

Writing/Editing , Community Organization , General Skills , Communications , Public Speaking , Computers/Technology .