The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department will be hiring 10 AmeriCorps positions within the region.

The service position title is Healthy Community Developer.

Members will work in their home county and surrounding counties.

Counties covered under MOVHD's AmeriCorps program are Brooke, Calhoun, Doddridge, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Ritchie, Roane, Pleasants, Taylor, Tyler, Wetzel, Wirt, and Wood.

The Healthy Community Developers will create healthier communities by increasing access to care, providing education/resources on health and wellness, and implementing initiatives that will make the healthy choice the easy choice.

All of the Healthy Community Developers will be provided training and support in their efforts to make their communities a healthier place to live.

AmeriCorps benefits include: A monthly living stipend, health benefits and an education award upon completion of 1700 service hours.

Qualifications: 18 years of age or older; eligible to work in the United States; High School Diploma or GED; and willing to have background check performed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong communication skills; public speaking; motivational interviewing; exceptional listening skills; motivated problem solver; time management; team building and team organizing skills; compassion and empathy.

Member selection will begin August 27, 2012, last date to submit an application is September 15, 2012.

Applications can be accessed online at www.movhd.com or www.ChangetheFutureWV.org Applications can also be picked up at any local health department office.

You may return your application to Carrie Brainard at 211 6th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or fax to 304-485-7499.

For more information call Janet Heiney at 304-354-6101, or Carrie Brainard at 304-488-3305 or Dana Singer at 304-485-7374.

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