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VYT- Howard Center Project Hire
 
 
 
PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental health care, find housing, become food secure, and connect with essential services needed to transcend poverty, avoid unhealthy behaviors, reverse the impacts of COVID-19, and ultimately thrive. Website: www.vermontyouthamericorps.org SITE: Howard Center serves the most vulnerable, and we work to improve the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities. We provide supports and services to address mental health, substance use, and developmental needs. We support 16,000 annually in their path toward independence, health and wellness, and self-sufficiency through education, training, and support. Among our services are therapeutic schools, residential programs for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities, outpatient counseling, medication assisted recovery, crisis services, and a range of related programs. The VISTA builds the capacity of Project Hire, a program that helps individuals with developmental disabilities find meaningful careers. The VISTA supports poverty-alleviation programs in career planning, resume writing, job search including database development and input, wellness in relation to employment, skill building and related employment activities. The VISTA effects change by helping individuals who face unique challenges in finding employment and expanding their independence. The VISTA helps to break down stigma by supporting the integration of individuals with disabilities into the workforce. COVID-19 led to Project Hire supporting more individuals displaced from jobs and who couldn’t actively seek jobs due to being high risk. Services were initially provided remotely and have now been moving to in-person. The VISTA tracks and shares data trends related to job availability which supports job seekers.
 
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Member Duties : The VYT-Project Hire Associate VISTA is part of a team that helps individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders find & maintain meaningful employment. The VISTA builds the capacity of programs assisting job seekers in obtaining employment by assessing skills, supporting resume & cover letter writing, practicing interview skills & applying for positions. The VISTA increases awareness of our program, expands our networks & participates in a local job developers networking group with local businesses in order to enhance career opportunities for our participants. The VISTA also creates & enhances systems to document outreach efforts with businesses & wage reporting, as well as develops database & revises information. Minimum Age: 22. Housing stipend. Reliable transportation required: local travel and to Montpelier for monthly VISTA training. Send cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references to karenh@howardcenter.org
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Monthly Housing Subsidy ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Technology ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Technology use ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
VYT- Howard Center Project Hire

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2021  -   08/29/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/09/2021  To  08/30/2021 

Contact Danielle Shaw
208 Flynn Ave
Burlington   VT   05401
8022299151
vyt.recruitment@wcysb.org
vermontyouthamericorps.org

Listing ID 81848


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