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Harvey Strike Team Member

Texas Conservation Corps of American YouthWorks
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Based in Houston, TX - Harvey Strike Team Members will serve on a crew of five while improving low-income homes affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Project sites crews will work a regular 8-5pm, Monday-Friday schedule. Crews meet at our office and get to and from their project sites using our vehicles, driven by the crew leaders.

Service Activities

Harvey Strike Teams will perform home repair and reconstruction. In addition they will address any additional needs such as muck and gut (removing damaged drywall, flooring) of homes and mold remediation.

Community Need Addressed

Known for our immediate response to disasters, Texas Conservation Corps' is taking the next step in disaster recovery. Our Harvey Strike Teams will focus on long term recovery efforts in the Houston area. These AmeriCorps members will help rebuild and repair low income homes affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Position Outcomes

Improve the safety and quality of the community affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Benefits

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

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Disaster, Environment
  • Length of Service 6 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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