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MI Coalition Against Homelessness - TSA Grand Rapids/Housing
 
 
 
The Salvation Army Housing Assessment Program is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps Member to serve as Housing Search & Information Specialist from November 15th, 2021 through November 11th, 2022. The Salvation Army is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to meet human needs without discrimination. The Salvation Army Social Services supports Kent County residents to meet their urgent food and housing needs, access basic health care, enhance their life skills and achieve greater stability and well-being. The Salvation Army Social Services offers several comprehensive programs to assist individuals and families who are low-income and/or experiencing homelessness in our community including a county-wide Emergency Food Pantry, Energy Assistance, Maternal Infant Health, and Housing Programs/Homeless Prevention Services. MCAH's AmeriCorps members join a corps of 23 members serving with housing and homeless service providers across the state in an effort to provide direct, supportive services to individuals experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.  Members will receive training from the program through orientation, mid-year, and end-year training as well as on-going webinars/trainings focused on professional development and networking. Sites will provide position-specific training, including training and licensing in the Michigan Statewide Homeless Management Information System.  Service benefits include a $16,000 living stipend (pre-tax, distributed bi-weekly) and a $6,345 Segal Education Award. Full-time members may opt into health insurance through the program, and may qualify for income-based child care assistance.  Questions about the position can be directed to the site supervisor Samantha Westhouse at Samantha.Westhouse@usc.salvationarmy.org and program director Kelli Beavers at kbeavers@mihomeless.org. 
 
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Member Duties : Responsible for developing and implementing a Housing Search Group. This Housing Search Group will be open to participants that are looking for help searching for housing and learning how to do an effective search. The AmeriCorps members will help connect them to supports in the community that may be able to help them with pre-existing barriers like criminal backgrounds, poor credit, or past evictions. They will give advice and help them develop a rental resume. The Housing Search Information Specialist(s) will also assist with completing Housing Choice Voucher Pre-Applications for individuals that are in shelter or sleeping outdoors.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Homelessness . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Social Services . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
MI Coalition Against Homelessness - TSA Grand Rapids/Housing

Program Start/End Date
11/15/2021  -   11/11/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MICHIGAN  

Accepting Applications
From  09/28/2021  To  11/01/2021 

Contact Kelli Beavers
1120 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids   MI   49503
5178533897
kbeavers@mihomeless.org

Listing ID 82681


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