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EOC Neighborhood Legal Services: Homeless Task Force
 
 
 
Located in downtown Buffalo, The Service Collaborative is seeking AmeriCorps members to join the Economic Opportunity Corps (EOC). EOC AmeriCorps are placed in local nonprofits and provide the community with essential financial literacy, financial wellness, and programmatic support. For this AmeriCorps opportunity, financial literacy service encompasses a variety of issue areas including but not limited to coaching & tutoring, legal, housing, and public benefits supports, financial aid assistance, managing community programs, outreach, and other program aligned direct service. EOC service is tailored to the specific host-site and the population served by the organization. All EOC members should anticipate providing a combination of financial education, client management, program implementation/design, and service projects. EOC members are not required to have prior financial or human services experience. What we look for is a willingness and attitude to commit yourself to a term of service. We want individuals who are thoughtful, kind, hardworking, and have a passion for creating positive change. Please note that COVID-19 continues to have an impact on some of our programming. EOC AmeriCorps member safety remains our top priority and we look forward to working with each applicant to ensure a healthy and successful service term.
 
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Member Duties : Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) provides legal assistance and representation to people challenged by poverty and disability in cases involving landlord/tenant, family law, public benefits law, and disability related issues. The member will work with the Homeless Task Force (HTF), a long-standing project at that provides legal advocacy to families and individuals experiencing homelessness throughout Erie County. HTF advocates ensure that participants gain access to benefits to which they are entitled. This approach includes direct representation, internal referrals, education, dissemination of information, and policy advocacy. The EOC member will work under the supervision of a staff attorney. They will meet with clients, do an initial intake, and bring that information back to the supervising attorney for case review. Financial literacy touches on many aspects of public benefits and the EOC member will provide tailored financial literacy services to each client they serve with.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Veterans ,  Homelessness . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
EOC Neighborhood Legal Services: Homeless Task Force

Program Start/End Date
11/02/2020  -   10/01/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  07/15/2020  To  09/30/2020 

Contact Jacob Fox
173 Elm St
Buffalo   NY   14203
7164188500 x145
jfox@tscwny.org
www.tscwny.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 91115


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