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MVP SLCO Midvale Family Resource Center Support AmeriCorps

If you have a deep commitment to of serve families with children experiencing homelessness in our community, this job may be right for you! We are looking for highly motivated person who is interested in making a difference in the lives of others.

The Road Home’s Family Support AmeriCorps member will work with families with children at the Midvale Family Resource Center shelter experiencing homelessness to help them transition quickly out of emergency shelter and into housing within our community. This AmeriCorps member will provide everyday support and services to families, such as transportation assistance, assistance with housing searches, advocacy with landlords, and helping families navigate the housing process.

In addition to housing related tasks, this AmeriCorps member will play an integral role in establishing a support and empowerment network for the families assisted by the Road Home. Additionally, they will assist in the operations of an internal task force that is designed to make the agency’s facilities and programming more developmentally enriching for young children.

Option for Service:
Full Time, 1700 Hours Minimum. Start date: January 1, 2021. A minimum of 35 service hours per week, with service ending December 30, 2021

Full time AmeriCorps Members are provided a modest financial compensation in the form of cost-of-living allowances; referred to as a “living stipend” up to $18,250; Proof of Healthcare reimbursement up to $100 per month if eligible and participation, paid Student Loan Deferment, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Child Care Assistance if needed, and the AmeriCorps Education Award. After successfully completing their term of service, full time members may receive the Education Award of up to $6,195. The Education Award can pay for additional college, graduate school courses, or it can pay off existing qualifying federal student loans.

Full-time members are required to commit to a full year service agreement and complete a “minimum” of:
 1,700 service hours
 Education Award $6,195
 Stipend amount bi-weekly $700.00

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Organize special event support for families in shelter and serve as liaison between Case Management team, Development team, and MFC Leadership team on special events.
2. Work with Case Managers and shelter Guest Experience Manager to build a support and empowerment network for families using the Strengthening Families framework.
3. Coordinate daily support tasks on behalf of families in shelter, including transportation to housing related activities and meetings, school registration, and community events.
4. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
1. Clear a full FBI Criminal background check, State background check, and the National Sex Offender Criminal background check.
2. Clear drug test.
3. High School Diploma or GED required. College degree preferred.
4. A resident or legal citizen of the United States.
5. Valid Utah Driver’s License.
6. Positions require the candidates be 21 or over.

Knowledge of and/or Willingness to Learn
1. Computer literate (i.e., Outlook, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
2. Experience working and/or education in social services field a plus.
3. Issues impacting people who have been or are homeless.
4. Methods and techniques of effective case management and assessment skills.
5. Social service programs and community resources.

Skills
1. Ability to solve complex situations and diffuse explosive situations with professionalism, empathy, and from a Trauma Informed Care perspective.
2. Ability to approach problems pro-actively with a solution- based focus.
3. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
4. Ability to establish working relationships with residents, co-workers, and other professionals.
5. Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively.
6. Basic understanding of Trauma Informed Care and Housing First philosophies and a willingness to incorporate them into your work on a daily basis.
7. Ability to provide constructive and professional feedback to clients.
8. Ability to maintain client confidentiality.
9. Ability to display cultural competency, appreciation, compassion and understanding of the needs of clients.

Instructions to Apply
Committed applicants please apply directly on the AmeriCorps website at:
https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/join-americorps 

The Road Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Road Home considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Position Title: Midvale Family Resource Center Support AmeriCorps
Reports to: Midvale Family Resource Center Director
Position Status: Full Time, 1,700 hours of service/35- 40 hours week
Living Allowance: $700 Bi-weekly Living Stipend + Monthly Healthcare reimbursement if eligible; Education Award at successful completion of contract of $6,195 based on full-time hours of service.
Contract Term: January 1, 2021 – December 30, 2021
Shift: Days, Monday through Friday, may need to work occasional nights or weekends.

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Last Updated: 11/24/20