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2022 - 2023 PSH Program Associate VISTA
 
 
 
This PSH Program Associate will be hosted by Housing Forward located in Maywood, IL. Housing Forward 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 VISTA positions. Learn more about the program on Housing Action’s website. Housing Forward was founded in 1992 by a group of congregations and lay people to provide emergency shelter services for the growing number of people experiencing homelessness locally. Our mission has since evolved from simply responding to the symptoms of homelessness to providing a wide range of permanent solutions to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of homelessness. Today, Housing Forward is a recognized leader in suburban Cook County offering a coordinated response that allows people experiencing a housing crisis to quickly resolve their situation. We offer comprehensive, wrap-around support from the onset of a financial or housing crisis to its resolution, preventing homelessness whenever possible, and providing permanent, stable housing for the most vulnerable members of our community. Housing Forward seeks a VISTA member to spearhead the development of an operations manual for our new housing development located in Broadview, IL as well as identify and engage potential stakeholders in our vision to eliminate homelessness locally. The ideal candidate will: • Be at least 21 years of age or older. • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Sociology or Communication preferred. • Have knowledge of issues related to homelessness and poverty. • Have strong computer skills. • Have strong verbal and written communication skills. • Be a team player and detail oriented. • Have the ability to work under pressure and with a wide variety of people.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : The proposed VISTA member will be critical in building Housing Forward’s capacity to design the operational processes to effectively and efficiently implement this new fixed-site housing development. Additionally, the VISTA will work to engage local stakeholders in our mission to end homelessness, creating buy-in in this new community. Member duties include: •Develop an operating manual for Housing Forward’s new PSH housing development. •Identify and engage with potential community stakeholders in Broadview, IL •Develop framework for a local homelessness coalition. •Retain detailed records of work. •Create and retain manuals for future volunteers, staff, and VISTAs to use. •Present to and train existing program staff and managers on new and updated agency processes.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*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 . 
 
Service Areas :
None
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Social Services . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2022 - 2023 PSH Program Associate VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2022  -   07/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  03/11/2022  To  07/15/2022 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
1851 S 9th Ave
Maywood   IL   60153
312-854-3332
vista@housingactionil.org

Listing ID 110334


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