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St Lucie County Florida Habitat for Humanity

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

August 1, 2017 - June 29, 2018

Application Window

April 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Locations

  • St Lucie County, FL
  • Fort Pierce, FL
  • Port St Lucie, FL
  • St Lucie, FL

Contact Information

Donna Lea Askman
(772) 464-1117
daskman@stluciehabitat.org

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Construction Crew Leader

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Description

The member serving in this role will be part of the AmeriCorps team that will give the necessary boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through our Home Preservation, Rehab and New Construction projects. With the assistance of the AmeriCorps member serving in this role, we anticipate completing 5 new builds, 25 Home Preservation projects, and 2 Rehab projects during the service term, with a total of 32 families served. We also anticipate at least two community events to occur which will utilize member to spread the work about our Neighborhood Revitalization programs and encourage community members to get involved as volunteers on our work sites or to apply to be family partners. A secondary goal of this position is to have a least 1 volunteer trained to be a volunteer group leader of low skills activities and assist a staff member with high skills activities. We view the construction crew leaders as integral to our goals of building and rehabbing more homes and creating better neighborhoods and communities through Home Preservation.

Responsibilities of the position:
• Assist with hands on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping. Projects may include new and gut rehab homes, as well as Home Preservation projects.
• Lead small groups of volunteers, ensuring that they are well employed while on the work sites.
• Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and partner families working on site.
• Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled/enthusiastic volunteers and cultivate their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to consider being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers).
• Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring. Attend safety trainings with our construction staff.
• Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and family partners.
• Help with materials management on site and at the affiliate warehouse and storage trailers. Pick up and organize materials needed for projects.
• Set up and cleanup project sites.
• Maintain site logs for each project completed in order for supervisor to assess progress and next steps.
• Participate in regular planning and debriefing meetings as needed.
• On occasion, member may participate in larger community projects such as lot clean ups, community gardens, etc.
• Attend and participate in select affiliate events; responsibilities may include set up, cleanup, and engaging with attendees and informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our affiliate’s mission and NR programming, and how to become a volunteer and/or family partner.

Required Meetings, Trainings and Events Minimum expectations are outlined below, with the understanding that further trainings may be required as determined by HFHI, CNCS or the Host Site.
• On Site Orientation to local host site
• First Aid/CPR
• Habitat Learns “Foundations of Habitat” series
• Lockton Safety Courses
• National Service Leadership Conference (fall)
• Build-a-Thon (spring)
• National Days of Service (MLK Day required, 9/11 Day of Remembrance and AmeriCorps Week encouraged)
• HFHI Host Site Monitoring Reviews and periodic check-in calls
• Monthly meeting with HSM (minimum)
• Bi-weekly meeting with direct supervisor (minimum)
• Life After AmeriCorps training (LAFTA)
• Staff meetings, Construction Committee meetings, Board meetings and home dedications, as appropriate
• Annual staff/AmeriCorps team build day
• Individual and/or group professional development trainings may be available based on AmeriCorps interest, HSM/supervisor recommendation and budget

The member serving in this role will be part of the AmeriCorps team that will give the necessary boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through our Home Preservation, Rehab and New Construction projects. With the assistance of the AmeriCorps member serving in this role, we anticipate completing 5 new builds, 25 Home Preservation projects, and 2 Rehab projects during the service term, with a total of 32 families served. We also anticipate at least two community events to occur which will utilize member to spread the work about our Neighborhood Revitalization programs and encourage community members to get involved as volunteers on our work sites or to apply to be family partners. A secondary goal of this position is to have a least 1 volunteer trained to be a volunteer group leader of low skills activities and assist a staff member with high skills activities. We view the construction crew leaders as integral to our goals of building and rehabbing more homes and creating better neighborhoods and communities through Home Preservation.

Responsibilities of the position:
• Assist with hands on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping. Projects may include new and gut rehab homes, as well as Home Preservation projects.
• Lead small groups of volunteers, ensuring that they are well employed while on the work sites.
• Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and partner families working on site.
• Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled/enthusiastic volunteers and cultivate their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to consider being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers).
• Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring. Attend safety trainings with our construction staff.
• Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and family partners.
• Help with materials management on site and at the affiliate warehouse and storage trailers. Pick up and organize materials needed for projects.
• Set up and cleanup project sites.
• Maintain site logs for each project completed in order for supervisor to assess progress and next steps.
• Participate in regular planning and debriefing meetings as needed.
• On occasion, member may participate in larger community projects such as lot clean ups, community gardens, etc.
• Attend and participate in select affiliate events; responsibilities may include set up, cleanup, and engaging with attendees and informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our affiliate’s mission and NR programming, and how to become a volunteer and/or family partner.

Required Meetings, Trainings and Events Minimum expectations are outlined below, with the understanding that further trainings may be required as determined by HFHI, CNCS or the Host Site.
• On Site Orientation to local host site
• First Aid/CPR
• Habitat Learns “Foundations of Habitat” series
• Lockton Safety Courses
• National Service Leadership Conference (fall)
• Build-a-Thon (spring)
• National Days of Service (MLK Day required, 9/11 Day of Remembrance and AmeriCorps Week encouraged)
• HFHI Host Site Monitoring Reviews and periodic check-in calls
• Monthly meeting with HSM (minimum)
• Bi-weekly meeting with direct supervisor (minimum)
• Life After AmeriCorps training (LAFTA)
• Staff meetings, Construction Committee meetings, Board meetings and home dedications, as appropriate
• Annual staff/AmeriCorps team build day
• Individual and/or group professional development trainings may be available based on AmeriCorps interest, HSM/supervisor recommendation and budget
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Living Allowance

$1482 - $1482 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Many benefits vary by service location. However all Habitat AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to travel to 2 national events, National Service Leadership Conference and the Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. Habitat AmeriCorps members also receive a variety of position specific trainings including CPR/First Aid, Lockton Safety Courses, and many more.

Education Benefits

GED/High School Diploma

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Skills

Required:
• Valid Driver’s License and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements
Preferred/Helpful:
• Previous experience as a construction AmeriCorps member or with a residential homebuilder
• Experience with power tools
• Ability to drive large pick-up trucks preferred (or willingness to learn)
• Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Experience working as a member of a team
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
• Basic experience with Microsoft Word/Excel
• Knowledge of community development practices
• A second language is highly desirable, with preferred languages being Spanish or Creole

Physical requirements for this position
• Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
• Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
• Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
• Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer, with extreme heat and humidity

Physical requirements for this position
• Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
• Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
• Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
• Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer, with extreme heat and humidity

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Homelessness & Housing

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Suburban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

National Nonprofit/Affiliate

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Donna Lea Askman
(772) 464-1117
daskman@stluciehabitat.org

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