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Better Tomorrows & AmeriCorps for Senior Social Connectedness

Better Tomorrows
This is an AmeriCorps Opportunity.

Description

We are seeking highly dependable and mature individuals who a have a passion for helping to improve the quality of life for older adults, particularly those who face economic and other barriers. AmeriCorps members will provide non-medical program support, with a focus on facilitating increased social interaction for seniors who show indications of being socially isolated. AmeriCorps members will be assigned a small (max 30) group of senior residents of a Better Tomorrows affordable housing community, for whom they will provide regular individual support as well as arrange social interaction and participation in community events. AmeriCorps members will also support Better Tomorrows’ efforts to assess the effectiveness of the project by conducting surveys of target resident communities and by documenting their interactions with residents.

Specific Duties
• Survey senior residents of the communities served by the project to determine residents’ needs and interests.
• Engage residents served by the project with individual/one-to-one and group social interaction
• Observe and report any changes in the client’s mental, physical, or emotional condition or home situation to the AmeriCorps program manager or other appropriate staff
• Review, document and record project data gathered from prescribed assessments and program activities

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Other Conditions

Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Specifics

Focus Areas

Hands On Activites In Aging, Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Disability, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition, Public Safety, Veterans & Military Families

Living Allowance

$1044 - $1044 monthly

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Location Type

Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit

10 Openings

Currently Recruiting

I’m Interested
Application Window
Ongoing
Service Dates
November 28, 2016 - December 15, 2017
Locations
  • Horsham, PA
  • Lehighton, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Warminster, PA
Contact Information
Sung Kim
applytobtameri@bettertomorrows.org

Better Tomorrows

Focus Areas
Aging, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition
Contact Information
3 East Stow Road, Suite 255
, 08053
Year Founded
2013