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VYT-Washington Central Unified Union School District
 
 
 
PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental health care, find housing, become food secure, and connect with essential services needed to transcend poverty, avoid unhealthy behaviors, reverse the impacts of COVID-19, and ultimately thrive. Website: www.vermontyouthamericorps.org SITE: The Washington County Unified Union School District (WCUUSD) exists to nurture and inspire in all students the passion, creativity, and power to contribute to their local and global communities. We’re seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to build the capacity for our efforts to support children and youth in families experiencing homelessness. Pursuant to the McKenney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, we help connect families with appropriate services, including food, stable house, medical care, and other basic needs. The number of youth in homeless families in school district has been increasing significantly, and we’re looking for a VISTA to establish and strengthen partnerships with local service agencies, develop processes and procedures, create resource documents and information, and collaborate with social workers to create other supports and systems. COVID-19: Last spring, all schools in VT shut down and we had to quickly pivot to remote learning, serving as many students as possible. Since September 2020, PreK - 8th grade participate in fulltime in-person learning; grades 9-12 are in-person every other week. We’ve seen an increase in the number of students that meet the homeless criteria; several students do not have access to reliable internet and cannot access learning. We’re planning our “Moving Forward” initiative, and the VISTA will help us identify & support students & families that meet the homeless criteria in the McKinney-Vento Act.
 
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Member Duties : The VYT-McKenney-Vento Resource Developer VISTA builds the capacity of the Washington Central Unified Unions School District’s initiatives to support children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness as follows: [1] Develops partnerships with other local agencies within Washington County (Capstone Community Action, Downstreet Housing & Community Development, and Washington County Mental Health, etc.); [2] Creates documentation and referral procedures; [3] Creates brochures, posters, ways to inform families throughout our communities about this support; and [4] Establishes a support group or consultation to families in need. Travel: To district schools and to monthly VISTA training in Montpelier. WCUUSD Training: Access to all relevant professional development offered to school staff. Send Resume, Cover letter, and contact information or 2 references.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Professional development ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*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 ,  Health ,  Homelessness ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Youth Development ,  Urban Planning ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
VYT-Washington Central Unified Union School District

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2021  -   08/29/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/09/2021  To  08/29/2021 

Contact Danielle Shaw
1130 Gallison Hill Rd
Montpelier   VT   05602
8022299151
vyt.recruitment@wcysb.org

Listing ID 103111


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