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AmeriCorps Direct Services (4)

Direct Services | Pontiac, MI | Full Time

Job Description

Michigan’s Campaign to End Homelessness AmeriCorps Program

Member Position Description

Host Site:                     Lighthouse

Position Type:             Full-Time/1700 Hours (35 Hours/Week Minimum)

Duration of Term:      October 5th, 2020 – October 1st, 2021

Program Objectives:

Michigan’s Campaign to End Homelessness (CTEH) AmeriCorps Program will support service providers by increasing their capacity to offer assistance to homeless and at-risk individuals and families. Specifically, the AmeriCorps members in the CTEH program will provide services that will increase an individual’s self-sufficiency in the area of income and life skills.

Classification:

According to the National and Community Service Act of 1990, AmeriCorps members are not considered employees of the agency where they serve, nor are they employees of the program or the federal government. As such, members cannot engage in activities performed by employees of the host agency or otherwise displace employees.

COMPENSATION:

  • A stipend totaling $14,279 for FT, paid bi-weekly over the course of the service year
  • Upon successful completion of the term, an education award, $6,195 for FT, which can be used towards qualified student loans
  • Health insurance, provided for by the program, for full time members only

**Four Positions Available. Click the links below to learn more about the different opportunities:

Lathrup Village

1) Emergency Shelter- Housing Specialist

2) Stability Services- Resource Specialist

Pontiac

3) Drop In Services- Outreach Specialist

4) Transitional Housing-Housing Specialist

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or a lawful, permanent resident of the U.S. and provide a copy of a birth certificate, passport or permanent resident card to prove citizenship
  • Have completed of some college or comparable work experience
  • Must be able to complete a full term of service (one year)
  • Pass the following criminal history checks in accordance with CTEH National Service Criminal History Check policy: State of Michigan, State of Residence (if applicable), FBI fingerprinting, and National Sex Offender Registry
  • Have a car or can arrange reliable transportation to and from service site, multiple mandatory training sessions in Lansing, and travel on behalf of site
  • Possess proficiency with word processing software and email
  • Be able to interact respectfully with individuals from diverse socio-economic backgrounds