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Resource Generation & Management Specialist AmeriCorps Membe...

Grand Rapids - Michigan (MI), 49507

Family Promise of Grand Rapids

$14,279 a year

Job Description:

Michigan’s Campaign to End Homelessness AmeriCorps Program

Member Position Description

Host Site: Family Promise of Grand Rapids

Position Title: Resource Generation & Management Specialist AmeriCorps Member

Position Type: Full-Time/1700 Hours (35 hours/week minimum)

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

Important Details:

a. AmeriCorps Members will receive a living stipend of $14,279 paid bi-weekly.

b. Members will receive an Educational Award of $6,195 upon successful completion of service.

c. The program will provide health care coverage for full-time members, if they elect to enroll. Full-time members may also receive childcare assistance, if eligible.

d. AmeriCorps members are not considered employees of the program, the host site, nor of the government.

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:

  • 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
  • Link/coordinate with outreach specialists for any resources needed or can offer
  • Assist with independent living skills support related to addressing income and housing stabilization needs
  • Facilitate delivery of needed household items to clients who receive housing
  • Provide follow-up support services as needed
  • Transport clients to view and apply at potential housing or employment locations
  • Assist with transportation needs to help clients keep appointments
  • Work with the volunteer coordinator to establish a pool of local volunteers that can be utilized for agency needs or events
  • Manage the Thanksgiving food donations and distributes to clients
  • Support the Christmas Store for our clients
  • Assist with in kind donations 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

Desired Skills:

  • Some knowledge of or experience with the homeless population in Grand Rapids, especially regarding families
  • Strong verbal, written, and computer skills (Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Flexibility and the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to work with a diverse population and desire to help families succeed
  • Comfortable working in a faith based agency

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 Residency (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

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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14,279.00 per year

License:

  • Driver's (Required)

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