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Dignity for Divas: Diversion VISTA

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

June 5, 2023 - June 4, 2024

Application Window

March 9, 2023 - May 31, 2023

Location

  • Seattle, WA

Contact Information

National Service Team
unitedwayamericorps@uwkc.org

Hosted By

Position Details

AmeriCorps VISTA External Positions

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Description

**UWKC AmeriCorps members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first day of service.**

ABOUT THE POSITION
This position will drastically reduce the overall number of families who are losing access to permanent housing due to a lack of daily access to phones/internet and case management. This project will deepen the positive impression on the lives of the families experiencing homelessness by creating a new pathway to housing, and healing while removing deep rooted cycles of homelessness. Our housing supportive services will contribute to mental health resilience and social well- being improving coping skills among other immediate benefits.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Create, oversee and maintain new emergency housing partner relationships for pre-selected families experiencing homelessness.
- Identify Emergency Housing facilities and create registration and intake procedures.
- Implement site tours and identify facility regulations and requirements for partnership.
- Create intake record spreadsheet and facility move in activity projects.
- Facilitate planning and procurement of food and supplies inventory, the care and storage of such items and meals for each family.
- Serves as a resource to staff in developing and implementing permanent housing opportunities for qualified families.
- Collaborates with perspective and current permanent housing facilities to expand available housing units.
- Track resident referrals to community programs and services.
- Identify and communicate program outcomes with DfD Housing Director.
- Process feedback about program development and about how services provided increased housing outcomes.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
- Hunger and poverty disproportionately affect people who identify with multiple intersections of marginality—including people that identify as Black, Native, POC, queer, trans, disabled, first generation, etc. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage those that identify with these communities to apply
- Understanding of systemic racism and commitment to anti-racist work to ensure outputs are relevant and accessible to community members
- Flexibility and quick problem-solving skills to balance the variety of service activities and any potential shift in program priorities
- Experience working on multiple projects at once and ability to self-manage
- Ability to communicate clearly with staff members, partners, and AmeriCorps members
- Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with team, partners, and community members.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills including public speaking skills

ELIGIBILITY
- Must be over 18 years old on the first day of service
- Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Unfortunately, F1 visas are not sufficient.
- Must be available 40 hours per week. Exact hours may vary by site placement, but will primarily be Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Must undergo a Washington State Patrol background check, FBI background check and National Sex Offender Registry Check, plus state of residence background check if not currently living in Washington
- High school diploma/GED

**UWKC AmeriCorps members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first day of service.**

ABOUT THE POSITION
This position will drastically reduce the overall number of families who are losing access to permanent housing due to a lack of daily access to phones/internet and case management. This project will deepen the positive impression on the lives of the families experiencing homelessness by creating a new pathway to housing, and healing while removing deep rooted cycles of homelessness. Our housing supportive services will contribute to mental health resilience and social well- being improving coping skills among other immediate benefits.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Create, oversee and maintain new emergency housing partner relationships for pre-selected families experiencing homelessness.
- Identify Emergency Housing facilities and create registration and intake procedures.
- Implement site tours and identify facility regulations and requirements for partnership.
- Create intake record spreadsheet and facility move in activity projects.
- Facilitate planning and procurement of food and supplies inventory, the care and storage of such items and meals for each family.
- Serves as a resource to staff in developing and implementing permanent housing opportunities for qualified families.
- Collaborates with perspective and current permanent housing facilities to expand available housing units.
- Track resident referrals to community programs and services.
- Identify and communicate program outcomes with DfD Housing Director.
- Process feedback about program development and about how services provided increased housing outcomes.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
- Hunger and poverty disproportionately affect people who identify with multiple intersections of marginality—including people that identify as Black, Native, POC, queer, trans, disabled, first generation, etc. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage those that identify with these communities to apply
- Understanding of systemic racism and commitment to anti-racist work to ensure outputs are relevant and accessible to community members
- Flexibility and quick problem-solving skills to balance the variety of service activities and any potential shift in program priorities
- Experience working on multiple projects at once and ability to self-manage
- Ability to communicate clearly with staff members, partners, and AmeriCorps members
- Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with team, partners, and community members.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills including public speaking skills

ELIGIBILITY
- Must be over 18 years old on the first day of service
- Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Unfortunately, F1 visas are not sufficient.
- Must be available 40 hours per week. Exact hours may vary by site placement, but will primarily be Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Must undergo a Washington State Patrol background check, FBI background check and National Sex Offender Registry Check, plus state of residence background check if not currently living in Washington
- High school diploma/GED
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Living Allowance

$2056 - $2056 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

BENEFITS - Bi-weekly stipend of $1027.88 (pre-tax) - $6895 Education Award or $1800 End of Service Stipend upon successful completion of - Loan deferment and payment of interest accrued during service year on qualified student loans (loans must be federally-backed; personal/private loans not eligible) - Noncompetitive eligibility for federal jobs for up to one year after completing service - Health benefits that meet the minimum standards of ACA compliance - Childcare assistance - 10 days sick leave, 10 days personal leave plus 11 federal holidays - Enrollment in an assistance program with 24-hour access to phone counseling - Access to emergency assistance program to mitigate unforeseen financial emergencies that put your continued participation in AmeriCorps service at risk - Monthly team meetings, high-quality training, professional development, and networking opportunities - Lifelong friends and colleagues who are passionate about service! PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Robust professional development to support your personal, professional, and service goals and growth Skills to be gained include but not limited to: Interpersonal and Intercultural communication, community outreach, adaptability, relationship building, conflict management, customer service, resource navigation, data entry, knowledge of WA public benefits, knowledge of inner workings of non-profits and community college systems - Career development trainings provided by UWKC AmeriCorps team - Previous trainings include: How to Network, Resume Workshops, Mock Interviews, How to make your LinkedIn Profile Shine - Networking opportunities within United Way and Community Partners As a member of this cohort, you will be supported with a robust orientation, ongoing professional development opportunities, training, check-ins, and the tools and resources you need to succeed.

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Homelessness & Housing

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Early Childhood Program, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Local Educational Agency, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Recreation or Youth Center, School-based Nonprofit, Social Enterprise (nonprofit), Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

National Service Team
unitedwayamericorps@uwkc.org

Hosted By

Position Details

AmeriCorps VISTA External Positions

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