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24-25 Senior Services - Green Homes Corps - Home Repair
The Home Repair VISTA will serve with the Senior Services Plus, Inc. in Alton, IL from August 2024-2025. Senior Services Plus (SSP) is part of the Green Homes Corps initiative of Housing Action Corps, an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. Green Homes Corps members receive custom training, support, networking, and post-service employment opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy, in addition to the traditional benefits of AmeriCorps VISTA. Learn more: SSP is a nonprofit agency established to enrich the lives of older adults through programs and services that encourage independent living and wellness. Our Home Repair programs assist seniors by installing safety items to help them continue living independently. We currently serve 8 counties, primarily focusing on Madison and St. Clair counties. The Home Repair VISTA would play an essential role in expanding and enhancing our Home Repair and Energy Efficiency programs. They will collaborate with SSP staff to pilot our energy efficiency services and promote our home repair program to new populations in our community. Our ideal candidate should have some experience and interest in home repair. They will be excited to share their knowledge with others and open to expanding their skills. They should understand the mission of SSP and be motivated by the positive impact that this role will have on seniors in our community. This position offers a $500 monthly housing stipend.
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Member Duties : Many seniors in our area live in substandard housing. SSP’s Home Repair program has helped hundreds of seniors live more safely in their homes, while saving them money on maintenance so they can afford food, medicine, and other vital needs. We are seeking a dedicated Home Repair VISTA to expand our energy efficiency services and ensure more seniors in Alton are aware of our services. The VISTA will identify and implement systems for improving SSP’s home repair services, as well as conduct outreach to promote our home repair program to target populations. They will pilot our energy efficiency services by conducting energy audits and processing housing and energy assistance applications.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  $500 monthly housing stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Elder Care ,  Public Safety ,  Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Veterans . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Trade/Construction ,  Public Health ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

24-25 Senior Services - Green Homes Corps - Home Repair

Program Start/End Date
08/26/2024  -   08/25/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  05/24/2024  To  07/09/2024 

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2603 N Rodgers Ave
Alton   IL   62002

Listing ID 122415


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