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NBSF AmeriCorps Resource Specialist

Actively Recruiting

Openings

8 currently recruiting

Service Dates

September 6, 2021 - August 12, 2022

Application Window

February 22, 2021 - July 30, 2021

Location

  • New Bedford, MA

Contact Information

Andria Chien
(508) 994-4521
achien@unitedwayofgnb.org

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Position Details

Resource Specialist, AmeriCorps Member

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Description

NBSF Resource Specialists will be trained to assist New Bedford parents and caregivers with children under age 18 in accessing concrete supports in times of need, or the basic necessities everyone deserves in order to grow (e.g., healthy food, a safe environment), as well as specialized medical, mental health, social, educational or legal services . They will assess the family's level of concrete supports using the Protective Factors Survey, Concrete Supports Edition. Based on family needs, members will facilitate supported referrals and connections to needed services. The members will meet with parents/caregivers regularly to implement their service plan. Resource Specialists will also work as part of a team with other NBSF AmeriCorps members to plan and implement Parent Cafes and Parent-Child Activities that are designed to strengthen social connections among families. Parent Cafes are evidence-based, small-group structured discussions that enable parents to explore strengths, learn about the protective factors, and create strategies from their own wisdom and experiences to help strengthen their families.

Depending on host site placement, members will serve families with a range of needs and may serve specialized populations (e.g. families seeking health care, families seeking substance abuse treatment, immigrant families, families impacted by domestic violence, out-of-school youth, parenting teens and others depending on host site service population).

NBSF Resource Specialists will be trained to assist New Bedford parents and caregivers with children under age 18 in accessing concrete supports in times of need, or the basic necessities everyone deserves in order to grow (e.g., healthy food, a safe environment), as well as specialized medical, mental health, social, educational or legal services . They will assess the family's level of concrete supports using the Protective Factors Survey, Concrete Supports Edition. Based on family needs, members will facilitate supported referrals and connections to needed services. The members will meet with parents/caregivers regularly to implement their service plan. Resource Specialists will also work as part of a team with other NBSF AmeriCorps members to plan and implement Parent Cafes and Parent-Child Activities that are designed to strengthen social connections among families. Parent Cafes are evidence-based, small-group structured discussions that enable parents to explore strengths, learn about the protective factors, and create strategies from their own wisdom and experiences to help strengthen their families.

Depending on host site placement, members will serve families with a range of needs and may serve specialized populations (e.g. families seeking health care, families seeking substance abuse treatment, immigrant families, families impacted by domestic violence, out-of-school youth, parenting teens and others depending on host site service population).
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Living Allowance

$625 - $1250 monthly

Education Benefits

College Degree, GED/High School Diploma, Credential or Certification

Education Requirements

Less than High School Completed

Desired Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

17 - 100

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Andria Chien
(508) 994-4521
achien@unitedwayofgnb.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Resource Specialist, AmeriCorps Member

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