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Kolbe House Jail Ministry--Martha & Mary Ministry Support Specialist

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

July 31, 2022 - June 2, 2023

Application Window

May 16, 2022 - July 6, 2022

Location

  • Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Unity Ostercamp
(773) 960-6027
uostercamp@amatehouse.org

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Amate House Fellow

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Description

Spend your gap year with Amate House! Develop your leadership skills, gain professional skills, and start your career in social justice with our fellowship program! Amate House offers year-long opportunities to serve Chicago in a variety of social service agencies. Fellows live in intentional community with other fellows, receive housing, health insurance, a small stipend, mentorship, and learn about the 5 Tenets of AH: social justice, community, service, faith, and stewardship.

Martha & Mary Ministry Support Specialist
Main duties and responsibilities
Martha & Mary (M&M) Ministry is Kolbe House’s program which offers accompaniment,
emergency material assistance, and guidance to people living in the community affected by
incarceration. This population includes individuals recently released from incarceration and family
members with a loved one incarcerated or recently released. Although incarceration has impacted
returning citizens directly and family members indirectly, their needs for compassionate relationship
and material support are very similar. Kolbe House has a host of volunteers who staff this ministry
under the leadership of Deacon Pablo Perez. The volunteers are recruited and brought on board by
Volunteer Coordinator, Cristian Garcia. Training is extensive as the situations of those in need can be
complex, the importance of prudence and spiritual care is paramount, and the resources to offer are
extensive. The volunteer staff work from a large shared work space called the Disciples Room.
As the M&M Support Specialist, the fellow will foster optimal care to ministry clients and
support for volunteers by serving as a continuous resource for the volunteers who each serve a day
or two each week. To accomplish this, the fellow will have his/her own workspace in the Disciples
Room. Responsibilities will include:
● Assuring that volunteers follow through on inquiries and commitments made to ministry clients
in preceding days
● Guiding the volunteers as they implement their training. Areas which often need supervision
and reinforcement include fielding initial inquiries effectively, obtaining information needed for
ministry decisions, accompanying individuals effectively and personally through pastoral
conversation, and utilizing Salesforce as our database for interactions with Kolbe House.
● Promulgating and reinforcing updates in policies and ministry practices from ministry leader
Deacon Pablo Perez and the staff at Kolbe House.
● Monitoring attendance of volunteers and assistance with scheduling.
● Collaborating with volunteer coordinator Cristian Garcia to identify staffing needs.

Spend your gap year with Amate House! Develop your leadership skills, gain professional skills, and start your career in social justice with our fellowship program! Amate House offers year-long opportunities to serve Chicago in a variety of social service agencies. Fellows live in intentional community with other fellows, receive housing, health insurance, a small stipend, mentorship, and learn about the 5 Tenets of AH: social justice, community, service, faith, and stewardship.

Martha & Mary Ministry Support Specialist
Main duties and responsibilities
Martha & Mary (M&M) Ministry is Kolbe House’s program which offers accompaniment,
emergency material assistance, and guidance to people living in the community affected by
incarceration. This population includes individuals recently released from incarceration and family
members with a loved one incarcerated or recently released. Although incarceration has impacted
returning citizens directly and family members indirectly, their needs for compassionate relationship
and material support are very similar. Kolbe House has a host of volunteers who staff this ministry
under the leadership of Deacon Pablo Perez. The volunteers are recruited and brought on board by
Volunteer Coordinator, Cristian Garcia. Training is extensive as the situations of those in need can be
complex, the importance of prudence and spiritual care is paramount, and the resources to offer are
extensive. The volunteer staff work from a large shared work space called the Disciples Room.
As the M&M Support Specialist, the fellow will foster optimal care to ministry clients and
support for volunteers by serving as a continuous resource for the volunteers who each serve a day
or two each week. To accomplish this, the fellow will have his/her own workspace in the Disciples
Room. Responsibilities will include:
● Assuring that volunteers follow through on inquiries and commitments made to ministry clients
in preceding days
● Guiding the volunteers as they implement their training. Areas which often need supervision
and reinforcement include fielding initial inquiries effectively, obtaining information needed for
ministry decisions, accompanying individuals effectively and personally through pastoral
conversation, and utilizing Salesforce as our database for interactions with Kolbe House.
● Promulgating and reinforcing updates in policies and ministry practices from ministry leader
Deacon Pablo Perez and the staff at Kolbe House.
● Monitoring attendance of volunteers and assistance with scheduling.
● Collaborating with volunteer coordinator Cristian Garcia to identify staffing needs.
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Living Allowance

$150 - $150 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Each fellow is provided with opportunity to be matched with a professional mentor, a spiritual companion, and counseling resources. There are three service days and trainings for all fellows each service year as well as mentoring if wanted.

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

21 - 29

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Homelessness & Housing

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Local Educational Agency, Private School, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, School District, Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Unity Ostercamp
(773) 960-6027
uostercamp@amatehouse.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Amate House Fellow

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