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Homelessness Services Liaison-Good Samaritan Haven/VHCB
Gandhi said: “The best way to find yourself is by losing yourself in service to others”. Good Samaritan Haven has sheltered the homeless for 35 years. We are Central Vermont’s only shelter program for individuals. Service to others is at the heart of our mission. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis Good Sam served the homeless in safe and innovative ways. Now we are expanding our services. Join our service team. Turn your values into compassionate action. Gain a life experience that will change you forever, deepening your understanding of the human experience. Good Samaritan Haven’s mission is to provide emergency shelter and support services, and offers stability, safety and hope for people experiencing homelessness. We expect to operate in four locations in Central Vermont in 2021-22. Learn and serve through engagement with shelter guests, in coordination with our staff and community partners. This position involves both field and office service. Some weekend and evening service is required. Position begins Sept 8, 2021 and ends Aug 12, 2022. This position is Full Time: Requires 1,720 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 48 weeks. Member will receive a living allowance of $20,400 (pre-tax) and an education award of $6,345 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities. Please visit for full description.
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Member Duties : ¿ Meet, listen to & get to know individuals that use our shelter services. ¿ Share stories & photographs of shelter guests (as permitted) to inform & inspire the community. ¿ Support guests w/ applications for housing & employment. Provide resource support & referrals. ¿ Interface w/ other service providers to lower barriers to access; have knowledge of different services available in the community. ¿ Perform shelter support functions including answering phones & doors, conducting tours, orienting new guests. ¿ Assist w/ recruiting, training, & utilizing volunteers to provide meals & overnight shelter supervision as needed. ¿ Provide community outreach, including social media updates. ¿ Acknowledging & thanking shelter volunteers & supporters. ¿ Participate in an Independent Service Project under the guidance of VHCB AmeriCorps. ¿ Participate in VHCB AmeriCorps Events, & Program Initiatives.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
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Homelessness Services Liaison-Good Samaritan Haven/VHCB

Program Start/End Date
09/08/2021  -   08/12/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  06/09/2021  To  10/01/2021 

Contact Heather Tolman
105 N Seminary St
Barre   VT   05641

Listing ID 104811