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Plattsburgh, NY

Name of Organization: Behavioral Health Services North, Inc. (BHSN)

Organizations Mission: To strengthen individuals, families and our communities by delivering a behavioral health care and human service system that provides an integrated continuum of essential, responsive, and cost-effective services.

Members Service Activities:
BHSN is seeking
a full-time AmeriCorps member who possesses experience in marketing and is outgoing and not afraid of a challenge. The AmeriCorps member will work with BHSN's marketing department to create and implement a plan to ascertain the perception of BHSN throughout the tri-county region in order to design an-ongoing marketing plan for the agency and its 24 programs. The key responsibility of BHSN's AmeriCorps member will be to develop and implement strategies to obtain the information necessary to develop an agency wide marketing plan. Activities will include but not be limited to hosting focus groups, conducting surveys, compiling and reporting data and designing and implement public awareness campaigns other means as established with the Marketing Director and Development Committee of the Board of Directors. For more information about BHSN, visit www.bhsn.org


Name of Organization: CV-TEC Literacy, GED, and Training Programs (CV-TEC)

Organizations Mission: Preparing diverse populations for roles in the global economy providing cost-effective shared services to school districts. Initiating collaboration to close gaps in student achievement.

Members Service Activities:
CV-TEC is seeking
a full-time AmeriCorps member who is interested in education and counseling to build the capacity of its Literacy, GED and Training Programs. The key responsibilities of CV-TEC's AmeriCorps member will be to work collaboratively with program staff to provide orientations, pre and post testing, tutoring, and to conduct semi-structured family interviews to determine health and mental health needs of for program participants. Additionally, the AmeriCorps member will assist with grant research, writing, data entry, and with building collaborative community partnerships that will assist in the projects sustainability. For more information about CV-TEC, visit www.cves.org

Name of Organization: Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County- SUNY Plattsburgh

Organizations Mission: To empower residents, primarily adults, who seek to improve their literacy skills; to be an essential community partner in providing effective literacy services.

Members Service Activities:
Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County is seeking
a full-time AmeriCorps member with an advanced degree and is proficient in the English language to build the capacity of its tutoring center. The key responsibilities of the AmeriCorps member will be to recruit community volunteers, to assist or to coordinate tutor training, and to conduct follow up services. Additionally, the AmeriCorps member will assist with conducting community outreach including but not limited to maintaining the organization's social media sites and coordinating community-based outreach and fundraising events. For more information about Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County, visit lva-cc.org


Name of Organization: North Country Center for Independence, Inc. (NCCI)

Organizations Mission:
The Mission of the North Country Center for Independence (NCCI) is to empower people with disabilities to live more independent and productive lives, and to promote beneficial policies and community understanding of disability issues.

Members Service Activities: The North Country Center for Independence is seeking a part-time AmeriCorps member (individuals with personal experience of a disability and/or veterans are preferred) to provide independent living services and outreach to veterans with disabilities in Clinton and Essex Counties. The key responsibilities of this AmeriCorps member will be to provide disabled veterans with direct counseling, education, information, and advocacy services both in NCCI office and at community locations. Additionally, the AmeriCorps member will be responsible for planning and implementing a needs assessment, conducting group meetings, and documenting and reporting their outcome(s) to the Executive Director. The AmeriCorps member will be required to collaborate with NCCI staff from time to time on events and activities involving NCCI as a whole.

Members Service Activities: The North Country Center for Independence is seeking a part-time AmeriCorps member (individuals with personal experience of a disability are preferred) with strong computer and sound editing (Radio) skills to build the capacity of the North East Radio Reading Services. The key responsibilities of this AmeriCorps member will be to create and manage play lists, download and edit audio files using Adobe Audition, and record and edit audio using Quick Record and Adobe Audition. The AmeriCorps member will also be required to recruit, train and schedule volunteers to carry out the core tasks of the Radio Reading Program. Note: Past experience with sound editing is preferred, but not required. We are looking for someone with the aptitude and interest, but we can train such a person, even if they have little or no actual sound editing experience. For more information about NCCI, visit www.ncci-online.com.


Name of Organization: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Center, SUNY

Organizations Mission:
Is to move an individual with any type of brain injury (i.e. acquired or congenital) toward greater independence and autonomy.

Members Service Activities:
The TBI Center is seeking
two dynamic AmeriCorps member(s) who have an interest in developmental disabilities and brain injuries to build the capacity of the TBI Center's program and participants. The ideal candidates for these position(s) must have friendly personality and be personally committed to the project. The full-time member will be assigned to the centers Cognitive Rehabilitation Program, Expeditionary Program, and Cooking Group. The part-time member will be assigned to the Medicine Horse Group and one or more of the Social Groups. The key responsibilities of both TBI Center's AmeriCorps member(s) will be to support/guide participants as they engage in activities to ensure they are meeting targeted goals and outcomes. The AmeriCorps member(s) will maintain daily notes of activities and document progress towards goals. Additionally, the AmeriCorps member(s) will work to increase function in areas of communication skills, interpersonal skills, socialization, and sensory/motor skills, reduction/elimination of maladaptive behaviors, problem-solving and money management. For more information about the TBI Center, visit tbicenter.org

Name of Organization: United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc.

Organizations Mission:
To be a leader in community partnership building and to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.

Members Service Activities:
The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is seeking
a part-time, AmeriCorps member who is organized and possesses good written and oral communication skills to build its capacity through the use of innovative marketing and public relations initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position must be computer literate especially with Microsoft Office. The key responsibilities of the United Way's AmeriCorps member will be to assist with special events (Day of Caring), marketing and public relations. The AmeriCorps member will assist with grant and program development and implementation. Finally, the member will serve on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) coalition and assist with promoting the program throughout the region. For more information about the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc., visit www.unitedwayadk.org

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