This position is part of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps). The VHCB AmeriCorps program supports the innovative dual-goal approach to creating stable affordable housing opportunities for Vermont residents while preserving the natural and working landscape. VHCB is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit housing or land and energy conservation organizations around the state.
The Good Samaritan Haven provides emergency shelter and services for individuals who are homeless.
The Good Samaritan Haven is committed to treating each individual with respect and dignity during their time of need. Also we are committed to assisting each individual, as needed, with navigating the systems necessary to lead themselves out of homelessness and on to safe and sustainable independent living.
Essential duties of the Position
- Assist guests with gaining access to the services they need, including talking with employers and landlords. Provide service coordination and referrals. Support Guests with housing and employment searches and applications.
- Encourage guests to engage with case management services and provide support to guests as they access other services. Work with the Case coordinators to provide services to the Guests.
- Provide consistent support to assist guests with becoming as self-sufficient as possible, including basic activities of daily living. Model positive and constructive behavior.
- As meeting space becomes available, organize/coordinate and facilitate skill-building workshops for the Guests. Connect Guests to skill-building workshops that are available in the community such as resume writing, rental readiness and interviewing.
- Develop positive working relationships with other service providers in the area so together we all are able to best serve our Guests.
- Provide intakes and orientation of newly arrived Guests.
- Working with Guests to prepare foods for special events.
Service is to be performed on a flexible schedule including some day and evening hours. We have a shared office environment in the homeless shelter. The setting can be chaotic at times due to the nature of working with people who are in crisis. It is always changing and interesting.
Position begins September 11th, 2017 and ends August 10th, 2018.
This position is Full Time: Requires 1,700 hours and serves approximately 40 hours per week for 11 months. Member will receive a living allowance of $17,850 (pre-tax), and an education award of $5,815 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training opportunities.
- Position Type: Unknown / Not Applicable
- Location: Washington County
- Employment Type/ Status: Unknown / Not Applicable