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Willis Dady Emergency Shelter: Support Services, IAMNCC
 
 
 
The WDHS mission is to provide shelter and prevention services to the homeless and near homeless along with empowering clients to break the cycle of homelessness. This can be accomplished by establishing intensive supports for individuals and households struggling with mental health, substance abuse, and housing insecurities. By researching best practices used in similar settings, along with exploring more long-term landlord networks, will help in creating an intensive streamlined form of support for the population we serve. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
 
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Member Duties : The Support Services VISTA will work with our Shelter Services and Housing team to expand the capacity of services we provide, so more individuals facing high barriers to housing are able to make the journey out of poverty by gaining and maintaining mental health stability and sobriety. Research and expansion of Implementing a landlord incentive pilot program to be used by all WDHS programs is essential. The Support Services VISTA will create a plan to transition our current WDHS shelter into a low barrier shelter model. Observation of the Community Overflow and Willis Dady Shelter will be vital in developing a system for training and providing structured, ongoing support to all WDHS staff with new policies and procedures. Best practices for Supportive Housing models on a local, state, and comparable city national level and generating a report of findings along with becoming a Continuum of Care Committee member will be crucial in successfully completing these tasks.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  First Aid . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter: Support Services, IAMNCC

Program Start/End Date
07/19/2021  -   07/18/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/18/2021  To  06/18/2021 

Contact Denine Rushing
1247 4th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids   IA   52403
319-362-7555
sheltermanager@willisdady.org
https://www.willisdady.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 102263


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