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VYDC-Winooski Community Services Department
 
 
 
PROGRAM: The fulltime & part-time members of the VT Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps State Program (VYDC) implement diverse youth initiatives, fostering positive development & building resilience to help youth avoid opioid misuse & other unhealthy behaviors, transcend the effects of COVID-19, and the gain academic, social, & job skills needed to thrive. Website: VermontYouthAmeriCorps.org SITE: The Winooski Community Services Department fosters relationships across generations & cultures by providing safe, healthy environments & opportunities for residents to connect and engage. We promote lifelong wellness & offer high-quality, affordable programs & events that respond to community needs. We manage the O’Brien Community Center, Myers Memorial Pool, and many enriching year-round youth programs. The challenges of generational poverty & English language proficiency facing many of our families make the need for accessible, low-cost, high-quality programming compelling. A designated Refugee Resettlement community, Winooski is home to a diverse population (31 native languages spoken in schools, & 38% of students considered “English Language Learners). Many families depend on City programs & services to help them connect to the community, rise up out of poverty, and for New Americans, acculturate & settle into a new community. We seek an AmeriCorps member who is flexible, driven, optimistic, with excellent communication skills, who is excited to provide high-quality recreational programs, engage with the community. COVID-19: At the start of the pandemic, New American youth were separated from classmates into solely ELL school pods. This affected their ability to create & foster new friendships, feel a sense of place, & adjust to their new home. As restrictions lift, recreational programming reconnects youth in a safe & meaningful way. The VYDC member is key to expanding & enhancing recreation programs. Location: Winooski, VT
 
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Member Duties : The VYDC-Winooski-Recreation Operations AmeriCorps Member runs a new slate of recreation programs. The member plans, sets up, implements, & follows up, as well as collaborates with youth & staff to provide emotional support & ensure a high-quality program. The member coordinates transportation, volunteers, & other community partners. Programs are at the Myers Memorial Pool, O’Brien Community Center, or a city park. Must be comfortable engaging a team of volunteers & interacting with a diverse group of youth. The member gains experience in program operations, building partnerships, & outreach strategies. Preference to those with language proficiency in Swahili, Somali, Arabic, Nepali, and Bosnian. Minimum age: 21. Travel: valid license & clean driving record; local travel to various parks & city buildings; monthly travel to Montpelier for AmeriCorps training. Send resume, cover letter, & contact information for 3 references who can speak to character.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Professional Development ,  Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  valid driver's license ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Recruitment ,  First Aid ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
VYDC-Winooski Community Services Department

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2022  -   08/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  99

Program Locations VERMONT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  08/18/2022  To  12/31/2022 

Contact Hans Heisler
27 W Allen St
Winooski   VT   05404
802-229-9151
vydc.recruitment@wcysb.org
vermontyouthamericorps.org

Listing ID 46469


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