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Home Forward Emergency Preparedness Specialist - MCNW
Home Forward, located in Portland, Oregon, works to assure that the people of the community are sheltered. Home Forward has a special responsibility to those who encounter barriers to housing because of income, disability, or special needs. Home Forward will continue to promote, operate and develop affordable housing that engenders stability, self-sufficiency, self-respect, and pride in its residents and represents a long-term community asset. Our community incorporates all of Multnomah County, including the cities of Gresham, Fairview, Portland, Troutdale, and other East County communities. The VISTA member placed at our agency will assist in improving disaster preparedness and resilience programming among low-income households of all abilities in order to mitigate the effects of a major disaster on people experiencing poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members perform only indirect service; interaction with clients will be limited and the member will spend the majority of his or her time in an office setting. However, the Home Forward VISTA will play a dynamic role in ending poverty through research, data collection, and disaster preparedness program improvement and implementation for low-income households. As a Home Forward VISTA, you will be part of a larger cohort of AmeriCorps VISTAs coordinated by Mercy Corps Northwest. Early applications strongly encouraged. Selections made on a rolling basis.
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Member Duties : As the Home Forward VISTA, you will strengthen disaster resilience for low to no income households. Major functions will include conducting property evaluations to update the templates for property-specific Emergency Action Plans, creating the training process for Home Forward staff and residents on utilizing EAPs during an emergency, and increasing the network of community partners, especially housing providers, to increase resilience in our community. VISTAs serve their communities through indirect service; you will have limited interaction with our clients and be based in an office setting. Applicant should hold a four year degree, or four years of relevant work experience, or a combination thereof. The applicant should be independent, motivated, reliable, and have strong writing and intercultural communication skills. The applicant should have experience with Adobe Acrobat, MS Office, program development, project planning, training skills, and be a collaborative worker.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Disaster Services ,  Environment ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Urban Planning ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Home Forward Emergency Preparedness Specialist - MCNW

Program Start/End Date
02/14/2022  -   02/13/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Accepting Applications
From  11/29/2021  To  01/12/2022 

Contact Brittany Mabry
43 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland   OR   97204

Listing ID 108535