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Resource Generation and Management Specialist Americorps Member

Program | Ann Arbor, MI | Full Time

Job Description

 

Michigan’s Campaign to End Homelessness AmeriCorps Program

Member Position Description

 

Position Title:               Resource Generation and Management Specialist AmeriCorps Member

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

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

Host Site:                           Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

 

Reports to (daily):    Courtney Browne, AmeriCorps Host Site Supervisor

                                                Phone: 734.662.2829 ext. 228

Reports to (overall):  Kelli Beavers, CTEH Program Director

 

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.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Resource Generation and Management Specialist:

  • Network with employers to create access to employment opportunities
  • Support clients with job searches
  • Assist with resume writing, help with filling out employment applications
  • Provide linkages to GED, education, and other skilled trade programs
  • Work to create employer mentorship programs
  • Seek out employers/organizations who would be willing to assist at the agency for income and/or employment readiness
  • Work with clients to help balance budgets, create sustainable living plans
  • Teach life skills classes related to income and budgeting
  • Provide information to clients related to other income sources (TANF, Medicaid, SSI, etc.)
  • Assist clients with applications to mainstream benefits or refer to case manager
  • Seek to establish a certified MI-BRIDGES portal
  • Connect clients with additional necessary resources
  • Gather and disperse food and clothing donations to clients
  • Generate information materials for clients, such as newsletters/pamphlets/etc
  • Provide follow-up services to clients as needed

 

Additional Member Activities:

  • Recruit and train a minimum of 20 volunteers during the term of service
  • Attend member orientation, monthly CTEH conference calls, webinars, and other events related to CTEH service
  • Attend Michigan’s AmeriCorps Member Celebration
  • Attend Michigan’s AmeriCorps Signature Service Project
  • Attend the program’s orientation, regional, mid-year, and end-of-year trainings
  • Plan and implement a service project which helps to address homelessness in their community
  • Submit quarterly reports by the appropriate deadlines with all necessary information

 

Restrictions: 

No more than 20 percent of the member’s total time can be spent on fundraising or training activities.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Willingness to adhere to NASW Code of Ethics
  • Possess a high level of cultural competency
  • Able to be mindful of personal boundaries, ethical obligations, and the primacy of client needs
  • Bilingual or American Sign Language a plus
  • Commitment to economic justice, civil, and human rights issues
  • Exhibit a commitment to diversity and issues related to poverty

 

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

 

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