Position: Maggie’s Place Live-in AmeriCorps Member
Commitment Dates: August 1, 2023-August 31, 2024
Organization’s Mission: Maggie’s Place welcomes pregnant and parenting women and their children into a safe and loving community, providing life-changing programs and ongoing services to help them to become self-sufficient.
Position Summary: AmeriCorps members spend a year living with pregnant and parenting women formerly experiencing homelessness who are now housed in a loving, caring environment at Maggie’s Place in Phoenix, Arizona.
Using a trauma-informed care approach, AmeriCorps members are on the front lines of the fight to overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and break the relentless cycle of poverty. AmeriCorps members at Maggie’s Place help transform lives through hope, love and a dedication to servant leadership. Due to the live-in nature of the work, this is a women-only position.
Work as a team with other AmeriCorps members and Maggie’s Place staff
Respond to emergencies, crises, and conflicts within the home
Take initiative in one of the following administrative roles in the home: House Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Donations/House Operations Coordinator, or Programs Coordinator
Plan and participate in community functions including celebrations, house outings, weekly house meetings, Maggie’s Place community events, and AmeriCorps community events
Provide transportation in Maggie’s Place vehicles for moms and babies to and from Maggie’s Place Community events and requested appointments
Provide daytime and overnight house coverage which may include: responding to the phone, welcoming visitors, offering tours, receiving donations, assisting moms in move-ins/move-outs, and responding to the duty of the moment
Foster a home environment where all who enter feel safe, welcomed and respected
Serve as Mobility Mentors, modeling the skills and capabilities that enable moms respond adaptively to adversity and develop resiliency
Support moms in recovery from substance abuse (including opioid addiction) and provide one-on-one coaching to address risk factors common to addiction
Monthly living stipend
Monthly self-care stipend
Room and board
Optional health insurance
Biannual AmeriCorps retreats
Access to day off house
Access to community vehicles
Opportunities for individual counseling and group processing sessions
Childcare assistance, if eligible (applicable to live-out only)
Segal Education Award at the end of term of service
High school diploma required
College degree or equivalent life experience preferred
Drivers license preferred
Ideally candidates are 21 years of age and older
Ability to lift 30 lbs.
Accepting of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and customs
Open to growth during challenging situations
Interested applicants may apply here: maggiesplace.org/americorpsopportunities
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Monthly Stipend, Health Insurance, Room & Board, Vacation Days, Personal Retreat Days, Group and Individual Counseling options, access to company vehicles, Weekly Professional Training, Gym Membership Reimbursement, AmeriCorps Educational Award upon completion.
High School Graduate
Subject to criminal background check
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