The Pro Bono Counseling Project: Outreach & Recruitment VISTA

Published

05/24/2018

Start Date

11/13/2018

End Date

11/12/2019

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Baltimore
Maryland
United States

Description

This position is sponsored by Strong City Baltimore in Baltimore, MD; and the VISTA member will serve with The Pro Bono Counseling Project in Towson, MD. Strong City sponsors 30 VISTA projects at nonprofit, government, and community organizations throughout Baltimore City and Maryland. Established in 1969 to help neighborhoods become safer, better places to live, Strong City's mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people. Strong City will provide support to The Pro Bono Counseling Project and the VISTA member throughout the year, including recruitment, training, resources, and professional development opportunities, and meetings.


The Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP) ensures that Maryland families and individuals with limited resources in need of mental health care are linked with licensed mental health professionals who provide care on a volunteer basis at no cost. PBCP, a non-profit 501c (3) corporation which began in 1991, supports the volunteer efforts of participating clinicians, by distributing those cases that could not be served by any other means, and collecting and reporting data. Since 1991, more than 30,167 uninsured, low income families and individuals throughout Maryland were linked with 1,879 licensed and insured therapists who donated in excess of 111,000 hours for their care. The equivalent value of this donation exceeds $10.1 million. Therapists donate their livelihood so that these families and individuals can have access to mental health care.


Are you passionate about providing access to mental health services? Join The Pro Bono Counseling Project in developing outreach plans to connect more Marylanders to free counseling!


The goal of this project to develop and implement an outreach framework for the Pro Bono Counseling Project. This will increase access to mental health care by increasing the number of potential clients who know about the availability of services as well as building the capacity of the Pro Bono Counseling Project to serve those clients through adding more volunteer mental health providers to our network.


The VISTA will:

1) Develop and implement a comprehensive client outrea

ch plan

2) Develop and implement clinician recruitment and retention plan

3) Increase funding through business sponsorships by researching best practices in sponsor development and

researching grant opportunities


AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is not a job per se, but a full time national service opportunity.

Benefits include: living allowance, relocation and child care assistance if eligible, health allowance, monthly travel reimbursement, choice of an education award or cash stipend, and non-competitive eligibility for federal employment upon completion. Preferred candidates will be at least 18 years of age, demonstrate relevant experience for the position, and exhibit professionalism, commitment to service, and leadership potential.


Strong City’s mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people. For more than four decades, Strong City has secured the resources of VISTA members to build sustainable change and fight poverty in our neighborhoods. 


Strong City-sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a solid foundation of skills they can use as a springboard for careers in government, nonprofits, education, and much more.

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

How To Apply

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=80226&fromSearch=true

To learn more about our AmeriCorps VISTA Program and how to apply: https://www.strongcitybaltimore.org/our-work/americorpsvista/


The deadline to apply is October 14, 2018.


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