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2022 - 2023 Eviction Prevention Service Coordinator
 
 
 
Northern Illinois ReACH provides affordable housing to Boone, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties. NIReACH believes that most issues resulting in eviction can be prevented or resolved through the power of information and community resources. Through partnerships with social services agencies, individual donors, and corporate businesses vulnerable residents will be able to remain in housing. The Eviction Prevention Service Coordinator VISTA will create and lead projects with 20 nonprofit partners to support the housing retention program, help create much-needed workshops, and facilitate rebuilding relationships between vulnerable residents and building managers. The ideal candidate will possess: A willingness and eagerness to learn, a high degree of self-motivation and be a self-starter, excellent interpersonal skills, good computer skills with Microsoft and Windows based programs, experience working and collaborating with diverse populations, good oral and written communication skills, and be detailed-oriented with asset-based thinking. NiReACH handles critical and sensitive data daily, so trustworthiness is also key. Some housing issues may require creative thinking to come up with viable solutions, so we are seeking someone able to think outside-the-box. This Eviction Prevention Service Coordinator will be hosted by Northern Illinois ReACH, located in Rockford, IL. NIReACH 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.
 
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Member Duties : The Eviction Prevention Services Coordinator VISTA will work with the ROSS coordinator to learn the needs of 100+ critical residents. They will determine best practices and resources to aid residents in crisis and create workshops on preventative measures. This VISTA will analyze NIReACH’s current eviction policies and procedures to provide feedback to assist in organization’s goal to reduce residents repeating violations. In addition, the VISTA will work with corporate businesses to forge partnerships to support resident, workshops and employment resources. The Eviction Prevention Services Coordinator VISTA will have access to senior leadership whenever needed but should be able to work independently and strategically. It will take overall persistence and due diligence of the VISTA to bridge the many moving pieces in the NIReACH community spaces.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  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 :
Elder Care ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Homelessness . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2022 - 2023 Eviction Prevention Service Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/14/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  06/10/2022  To  07/29/2022 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
3617 Delaware St
Rockford   IL   61102
(312) 939-6074
vista@housingactionil.org

Listing ID 112938


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