Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a full-time service and leadership program operating in cities across the U.S. Our mission: to unite people to work for peace with justice. We do this by placing approximately 50 Volunteers in full-time positions at social justice organizations. Year Volunteers live together in intentional community, practicing simple and sustainable living, while exploring spirituality. LVC offers housing for yearlong service, modest stipend, health insurance, and paid vacation time.
This position: This position provides school and home-based advocacy and case management services to Pre-K through 5th grade children in order to improve the quality of their individual lives, family functioning, coping and life skills, and school success.
This position is part of the Family Housing Program at Simpson Housing Services. The goal of the program is to provide stable housing and effective support services to homeless families in transition. Employee may provide back up for other education support advocates during periods of absence or during times of increased workloads.
This position works closely with the Education Support Coordinator at Passage to serve 20-25 youth enrolled in the Passage Tutoring Program. Services will be provided at Passage Community, at Simpson Housing sites, at community programs/events, and in schools. Participant populations may include those with chemical abuse issues, criminal histories (drug charges, prostitution, fraud, etc.), and/or parenting issues.
The Youth Programs Assistant works with the Education Support Coordinator to assist families in reaching the following goals:
1. Improved school attendance.
2. Improved academic skills/performance.
3. Increased involvement by parents in child’s education.
4. Increased connection to community support for children’s needs.
Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Training
All Volunteers are expected to cover the cost of their own travel to the program at the beginning, and back home at the end. All housing is furnished, so Volunteers need to bring with them personal items and bedding.
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check