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VYDC-Spectrum Youth & Family Services-Food Coordinator
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: SITE: Spectrum is a leader in youth work, recognized locally & nationally for offering innovative best practice programs & services responsive to community needs in collaboration with community partners. Clients are welcomed & respected and receive the support & resources needed to change their lives. Our organizational culture supports independent thinking, teamwork, mastery in our work, & passion for positively impacting people’s lives. Our programs include a Drop-In Center, Supported Housing, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Counseling, Mentoring, Case Management, Recovery Coaching, & Violence Intervention. We collaborate with the Pearl Street Youth Clinic (part of the Community Health Centers of Burlington). The VYDC-Spectrum Food Coordinator AmeriCorps Member serves in our Drop-In Center, the access point for many clients, which provides basic needs - food, clothing, hygiene items, shower, & laundry. Youth use the computers in the space, assisted by the member, to apply for jobs, housing, and health & other benefits. The member builds trust & relationships with our clients and discuss a variety of difficult topics (substance abuse disorder, mental health, trauma) while always remaining client-focused, empathetic, & positive. COVID-19: The youth & families were deeply impacted financially, emotionally, & mentally by experiencing loss (jobs, housing, access to resources) as well as increased food insecurity, feelings of isolation, & mental health crises. The member implements food provision & structured activities that support wellbeing. Location: Burlington, VT
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Member Duties : The VYDC-Spectrum Food Coordinator AmeriCorps Member serves at our Drop-In Center providing all things related to food, meals, & the kitchen. The member (1) plans meals, grocery shops, manages food donations & the Meal Train; (2) organizes & maintains kitchen; (3) cooks & serves food to youth; (4) plans & implements healthy cooking, nutrition, & food prep class for youth. (5) manages kitchen volunteers and strives to increase the number of volunteers & meal donations; (6) coordinates the Drop-In space, providing informal counseling, support, and referral services to youth; (7) plans & engages youth in physically healthy activities (hiking, basketball, etc.); and (8) builds community partnerships that maintain food access for those impacted by COVID-19. Minimum Age: 22. Knowledge of healthy food preparation, nutrition, & kitchen safety required. Travel: local & monthly to Montpelier for AmeriCorps training; valid license. Send cover letter, resume, & contact info for 3 references.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Professional Development . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Health ,  Homelessness ,  Children/Youth ,  Public Safety ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Disaster Services ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Counseling ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Public Health ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Education . 
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VYDC-Spectrum Youth & Family Services-Food Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2021  -   08/31/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  22    Maximum:  99

Program Locations VERMONT  


Accepting Applications
From  06/16/2021  To  09/30/2021 

Contact Danielle Shaw
177 Pearl St
Burlington   VT   05401

Listing ID 5190