Advocacy Practicum Opportunity – Journey House Sober LivingOpportunity Type: Practicum Opportunities, Public Health, Research
Salary: $300 stipend
Opening Date: April 06, 2018
Closing Date: December 20, 2018
1. Organization Information
Name of organization: Journey House Sober Living
Address of organization: PO Box 8065
Zip code: 04104
Country (if outside the USA):
Type of organization: Recovery housing and advocacy LLC
2. Practicum Information
Position Title: Research Assistant
Start date: April 15, 2018
End date: December 20, 2018
Compensation (If any): $300 stipend
Description of Practicum Project: Produce recommendations to reduce barriers to recovery.
• Conduct brief literature review/identify components of Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) as it exists in Maine.
• Research Best Practices: Identify current best practices in recovery-oriented housing, particularly low-cost and low-barrier programs.
• Conduct interviews with Journey House staff and residents (as well as staff and residents of at least one other similar organization) to identify barriers and inefficiencies. Conduct interviews with other recovery services providers and other stakeholders including public health professionals working in the field.
• Produce a final outline report that will articulate the findings as well as recommendations for the State of Maine, municipalities, and organizations to reduce the barriers that are faced by people who have SUD and seek to enter recovery-oriented housing. The recommendations are expected to vary from micro to macro-level and may touch on areas ranging from local ordinance to medical best practice to house policies that best foster and support recovery.
• Positive regard for individuals who have Substance Use Disorder and individuals who have experienced/are experiencing homelessness, poverty, and mental illness.
• MPH graduate student with strong research and writing skills, with attention to detail.
• Commitment to produce a document that will list recommendations for policy makers and others to improve Maine’s Recovery Oriented System of Care.
• Ability to work independently under general direction.
3. Preceptor Contact Information
Name: Jesse Harvey
Degrees/Certification: CIPSS, current MPPM candidate
Other comments: Journey House is looking for a graduate student for the Summer semester or Fall semester of 2018. This intern will embed themselves within Journey House’s operations and within Maine’s recovery-oriented housing industry. Through a literature review, interviews, collection of data, and analysis of Maine’s Continuum of Care (CoC), specifically where “hand-offs” happen, the student will produce a substantial and detailed document detailing the barriers to recovery that are faced by residents, with focus on barriers to entering and staying in recovery-oriented housing. The intern will be connected with numerous key individuals, agencies, committees, concepts, etc., and will produce a document of tremendous worth to legislators, policy makers, public administrators, recovery advocates, and the rest of society.
- The UNE MPH Program requires a minimum of 120 hours at the practicum site OR the completion of two (2) high quality products by the student.
- An Affiliation Agreement must be completed between UNE and the practicum site before the student can start counting hours for credit.
- For all questions regarding the practicum, please contact Dr. Titi Balogun, firstname.lastname@example.org.