Seeds of Hope is a neighborhood drop-in center located in heart of Biddeford, Maine. For those unfamiliar with life in Maine, it is an extraordinary environment offering a wide variety of experiences. Skiing, snowshoeing, cycling, hiking, birding, fishing, surfing and all manner of beach activities are all easily accessible. Biddeford is a city in a period of dynamic development, transitioning from its roots as a textile manufacturing center to a thriving urban area. This transition is driven by the most youthful population of any city in Maine. Within its boundaries, Biddeford has miles of ocean beaches uncluttered by commercial development. Old Orchard Beach, with its summer seaside amusement park, is only minutes away. Portland, Maine's largest city, with its restaurants and pubs, is a foodie's dream and only a half hour's drive from Biddeford.
This member position will provide direct service to our neighbors (those we serve) by: staffing the Employment Resource Center; offering digital literacy classes; working on-on-one with neighbors in career exploration and employment opportunities, understanding current work culture and expectations, resume writing, job search techniques, and interview prep; volunteer recruitment and training; updating local resource list for appropriate referrals in the community.
Come join your excitement and energy with the Seeds of Hope team and help us make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Training
Training and resume building which will help AmeriCorps members after their service year(s) in seeking meaningful employment.
College Degree, GED/High School Diploma, Credential or Certification
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
- Have a positive, welcoming, and non-judgmental presence with a diversity of types of people.
- Be patient and kind.
- Have a Bachelor’ degree, or experience which demonstrates the ability to do research and formulate theory and practice recommendations based on that research.
- Have strong writing skills.
- Have experience in mentoring, coaching, and/or supervision of peers (for example a Resident Assistant on a college campus or Camp Counselor).
- Have basic computer and on-line experience, especially with Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms.
- Have an openness to learning new skills and trying new work.
- Be a critical thinker.
- Work well both as a team member and independently.
- Be committed to community engagement outside service year experience.
- Have presentation skills.
- Be committed to professionalism and appropriate boundaries with those we serve.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
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