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2021 Safety Resource Development VISTA Summer Associate
 
 
 
The summer associate will create a safety manual for the new Hesed House men’s overnight emergency shelter and the new women’s shelter (housed in the former men’s and women’s shelter). The manuals will include building- and program-specific safety procedures for staff, guests, and volunteers. To produce the manual, the Summer Associate will conduct multiple staff interviews, learn about Hesed’s mission and traditional safety practices, research other shelters’ current practices, as well as gain an understanding of CDC shelter guidelines in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Summer Associate will follow a timeline created with the Hesed House PADS Program Director and set regular meetings for status updates and troubleshooting. This position is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network, an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps positions. Learn more about the program on Housing Action’s website.
 
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Member Duties : •Create safety procedure manuals for the men’s shelter and the women’s shelter, by performing the following duties •Schedule a timeline of completion with PADS Program Director, including regular meetings for status updates, troubleshooting, benchmarks, when drafts are due, and the “five next steps” until the next meeting •Learn about traditional safety procedures, as well as Hesed culture, mission in action, the homeless population we serve, and how it all relates to program safety procedures •Research 10 shelters safety practices, both in Illinois and outside of the state, as well as CDC guidelines, to produce best practice ideas for safety procedures at Hesed •Create drafts and work toward final copy of both manuals with PADS Program Director. Gain approval of final manuals from Executive Director •Do a 30-minute training presentation of the manuals at PADS Staff Meeting and make copies of manuals available to all staff both digitally and hard copies in program.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Education ,  Public Safety ,  Veterans ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2021 Safety Resource Development VISTA Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/07/2021  -   08/15/2021

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Languages
English
Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  03/21/2021  To  05/21/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
659 S River Street
Aurora   IL   60506
312-854-3334
vista@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 101923


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