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Case Management Aide

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

September 5, 2017 - July 27, 2018

Application Window

February 12, 2016 - November 21, 2017

Location

  • Austin, TX

Contact Information

Katie Kis
(512) 694-4546
kkis@frontsteps.org

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Description

Keep Austin Housed (KAH), an AmeriCorps State project of Front Steps, affects positive change in the lives of children, youth, and adults who are at-risk of experiencing, currently experiencing, or have formerly experienced homelessness.

KAH places 35 full-time AmeriCorps Members in 11 nonprofits in Austin. Members serve 40 hours per week over the course of 11 months, in which they work directly with individuals to overcome barriers to housing, employment, and personal stability. Members will assist with existing case management services by providing more intensive support and life skills training to address specific barriers, helping the client make significant, lasting changes in their situation. Activities will be determined by the needs and goals of each client. AmeriCorps Members assess for client needs, develop action plans to meet goals, and provide guidance as clients work towards self-sufficiency.

Nonprofits include:
- Front Steps: Adults (including veterans) who are chronically homeless, facing unstable housing, or currently residing in supportive housing. Members assist clients in achieving self-sufficiency (related to income, housing, and self-care stabilization). Members also have opportunities to participate in special projects that benefit their program and to interact in the local community.

- SafePlace: Women, children, and men who have experienced rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence, and often homelessness and poverty due to abuse. Members help survivors of abuse secure stable housing and help clients strengthen their self-sufficiency through case management, safety planning, and life skills classes.

- Caritas of Austin: Individuals and families who are homeless and/or living in poverty. Members act primarily as a link to community resources within a fast-moving environment where they have daily client interactions and gain experience in connecting to local resources.

- Trinity Center: Adults who are homeless or living in poverty. Members act as case management aides and help in giving short-term information and referral services. Members also assist with day-to-day center operations to deliver basic-needs program, following Trinity Center’s desire to provide a nurturing environment that views respect and care for others as a foundation value.

- Family Eldercare: Seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers. At this placement, members work with a team of case managers to establish safe and affordable permanent housing, ensure clients access benefits and community resources. Members also assist clients in seeking opportunities to increase self-sufficiency, knowledge, and skills for housing stability, and recruit volunteers to support client needs.

- Foundation Communities: Working families as part of the Children’s Home Initative. Members help families to address the underlying issues that contribute to their poverty. Members meet weekly with families to address issues like money management, job skills, employment, childcare, health insurance, debt, and long-term housing.

- Foundation for the Homeless: Families who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. Members placed at this site work alongside various congregations and community groups to build and work towards new opportunities for housing stability, economic independence, and personal wellness.

- Casa Marianella/Posada Esperanza: Immigrants and refugees (families). Members assist in staffing the shelter and meeting resident needs. Members will have constant direct contact with people of diverse backgrounds from all over the world. Members and full-time volunteer staff work collaboratively to complete a variety of tasks.

- LifeWorks: Youth and families in crisis. Members are placed at one of Lifeworks’ six programs and serve as case management aides and resource advocates. Members serve various populations, from foster youth to young mothers. Every year, members contribute to helping Lifeworks reach over 10,000 people through direct services such as shelter, counseling, and family violence services.

- Goodwill: People with a wide array of barriers to employment, including homelessness, criminal backgrounds, lack of education, and disabilities. Members focus on referring clients to job-related services such as job readiness trainings and occupational skills. Members also connect clients to housing support services, including direct financial assistance and the development of housing goals.

In addition to work at their sites, members develop personally and professionally through team-building events, trainings, and service opportunities.

Prospective candidates are pre-screened with an AmeriCorps national application, as well as a project specific application found here: http://www.frontsteps.org/keep-austin-housed-web-to-lead-form-2/ Candidates will not be considered until both applications have been submitted.

Keep Austin Housed (KAH), an AmeriCorps State project of Front Steps, affects positive change in the lives of children, youth, and adults who are at-risk of experiencing, currently experiencing, or have formerly experienced homelessness.

KAH places 35 full-time AmeriCorps Members in 11 nonprofits in Austin. Members serve 40 hours per week over the course of 11 months, in which they work directly with individuals to overcome barriers to housing, employment, and personal stability. Members will assist with existing case management services by providing more intensive support and life skills training to address specific barriers, helping the client make significant, lasting changes in their situation. Activities will be determined by the needs and goals of each client. AmeriCorps Members assess for client needs, develop action plans to meet goals, and provide guidance as clients work towards self-sufficiency.

Nonprofits include:
- Front Steps: Adults (including veterans) who are chronically homeless, facing unstable housing, or currently residing in supportive housing. Members assist clients in achieving self-sufficiency (related to income, housing, and self-care stabilization). Members also have opportunities to participate in special projects that benefit their program and to interact in the local community.

- SafePlace: Women, children, and men who have experienced rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence, and often homelessness and poverty due to abuse. Members help survivors of abuse secure stable housing and help clients strengthen their self-sufficiency through case management, safety planning, and life skills classes.

- Caritas of Austin: Individuals and families who are homeless and/or living in poverty. Members act primarily as a link to community resources within a fast-moving environment where they have daily client interactions and gain experience in connecting to local resources.

- Trinity Center: Adults who are homeless or living in poverty. Members act as case management aides and help in giving short-term information and referral services. Members also assist with day-to-day center operations to deliver basic-needs program, following Trinity Center’s desire to provide a nurturing environment that views respect and care for others as a foundation value.

- Family Eldercare: Seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers. At this placement, members work with a team of case managers to establish safe and affordable permanent housing, ensure clients access benefits and community resources. Members also assist clients in seeking opportunities to increase self-sufficiency, knowledge, and skills for housing stability, and recruit volunteers to support client needs.

- Foundation Communities: Working families as part of the Children’s Home Initative. Members help families to address the underlying issues that contribute to their poverty. Members meet weekly with families to address issues like money management, job skills, employment, childcare, health insurance, debt, and long-term housing.

- Foundation for the Homeless: Families who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. Members placed at this site work alongside various congregations and community groups to build and work towards new opportunities for housing stability, economic independence, and personal wellness.

- Casa Marianella/Posada Esperanza: Immigrants and refugees (families). Members assist in staffing the shelter and meeting resident needs. Members will have constant direct contact with people of diverse backgrounds from all over the world. Members and full-time volunteer staff work collaboratively to complete a variety of tasks.

- LifeWorks: Youth and families in crisis. Members are placed at one of Lifeworks’ six programs and serve as case management aides and resource advocates. Members serve various populations, from foster youth to young mothers. Every year, members contribute to helping Lifeworks reach over 10,000 people through direct services such as shelter, counseling, and family violence services.

- Goodwill: People with a wide array of barriers to employment, including homelessness, criminal backgrounds, lack of education, and disabilities. Members focus on referring clients to job-related services such as job readiness trainings and occupational skills. Members also connect clients to housing support services, including direct financial assistance and the development of housing goals.

In addition to work at their sites, members develop personally and professionally through team-building events, trainings, and service opportunities.

Prospective candidates are pre-screened with an AmeriCorps national application, as well as a project specific application found here: http://www.frontsteps.org/keep-austin-housed-web-to-lead-form-2/ Candidates will not be considered until both applications have been submitted.
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Living Allowance

$1140 - $1140 monthly

Benefits

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

Education Requirements

Some College

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Members must be 20 and have some college experience. Work and/or volunteer experience with the homeless populations and/or general service delivery is preferred. Some positions require bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish.

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

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

Age Requirement

20 - 100

Service Details

Focus Areas

Aging, Disability, Education & Youth, Veterans & Military Families

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, National Nonprofit/Affiliate

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Katie Kis
(512) 694-4546
kkis@frontsteps.org

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