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VYDC-Essex CHIPS Youth Service Coordinator
PROGRAM: VT Youth Development Corps members promote hope, justice, and wellbeing for all VT youth. Their service supports innovative initiatives at nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools that foster positive youth development and build resilience in youth, helping them avoid opioid use and other unhealthy behaviors. Website: SITE: Essex CHIPS supports, engages, inspires, and empowers youth to make healthy decisions and become community leaders. Our impact is reflected in a higher quality of life for all - particularly those disadvantaged by social inequities and poverty. We primarily serve the Essex (VT) area, and some programs serve youth in the broader region. Our initiatives include-- (1) the Essex Teen Center & Tween Center afterschool programs; (2) FriendCHIPS school-based youth mentoring; (3) the Healthy Youth Coalition; (4) the Adventure Orientation Program (outdoor-based program for students entering high school); (5) Essex Above the Influence (a student-led group promoting positive behaviors to peers); (6) community campaigns to prevent substance use; (7) Teen Mental Health First Aid training; (8) TeenLine/SafePlace; (9) the Quality Youth Development community certification program. The AmeriCorps member plays a significant role in planning and leading positive youth development activities that build resilience, including - (1) developing and implementing programs for drop-in centers, and outdoors program; (2) overseeing the healthy snack initiative for the afterschool program; (3) creating regular opportunities for youth leadership and community service; (4) supporting towns seeking QYD certification; (5) collaborating with volunteers and staff around direct youth engagement, ensuring that youth contribute to and benefit from CHIPS programming which focuses on promoting healthy decision-making, inclusiveness, and building quality relationships. Location: Essex Junction, VT
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Member Duties : The VYDC -Youth Services Coordinator AmeriCorps Member has a unique role in supporting youth programs, including the Essex Teen Center and Tween Center afterschool programs, TeenLine, and QYD. The member plans and leads activities to engage youth in creative ways, including being physically active, creating healthy snacks, and volunteering in the community. The member builds relationships with Essex High School students, community partners, and families to promote awareness of CHIPS as a community resource. The member supports the Adventure Orientation Program, helps to expand the mentoring program, assists in coordinating CHIPS events, conducts program outreach, and collaborates with community groups using the Teen Center for events. Minimum Age: 20. Travel: reliable private transportation; license; clean driving record; local travel & monthly travel to AmeriCorps Training in Montpelier. Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references.
Program Benefits : Professional Development ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Homelessness ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

VYDC-Essex CHIPS Youth Service Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2020  -   08/31/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  20    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  


Accepting Applications
From  07/07/2020  To  08/31/2020 

Contact Danielle Shaw
PO Box 627
Montpelier   VT   05602

Listing ID 76038