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Texas Homeless Network Veteran Employment Specialist- Denton
The Texas Homeless Network (THN) works to provide solutions to end homelessness in Texas communities through education, resources and advocacy. Currently, THN has VISTA members placed throughout the state working on capacity building and program development to assist communities in ending homelessness through focusing on health, economic opportunity, veterans initiatives, and coordinated entry system creation. The Veteran Employment VISTA position will serve with United Way of Denton County to expand capacity to more effectively address issues surrounding veteran homelessness and housing stability in the Denton County service area by researching, planning, and implementing a Workplace Navigation Plan. The Workplace Navigation Plan will work to build a network of cross-sector volunteers and connected community services to improve veteran employment and secure or maintain housing.
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Member Duties : As the Texas Homeless Network Veteran Employment VISTA serving with United Way of Denton County (UWDC) you will create a Workplace Navigation Plan. You will research and assess existing community-wide strategies to find employment, educational and training programs, hiring attitudes, and outreach methods for veterans experiencing homelessness. You will also organize and lead a homelessness and employment workgroup and participate in community coalition meetings and serve as a liaison between Denton County Veteran Center (DCVC) partner agencies & UWDC. From there, you will develop, implement, and evaluate the Workplace Navigation Plan by creating process flows, recruiting volunteers, developing trainings for potential service providers, conducting continued outreach to the community, conducting audits for employment and homelessness services offered at DCVC, recruiting new partnerships, and developing a sustainability plan for the continuation of this project after your term.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Veterans ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Veterans ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Social Services . 
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Texas Homeless Network Veteran Employment Specialist- Denton

Program Start/End Date
02/16/2021  -   02/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  


Accepting Applications
From  07/28/2020  To  01/22/2021 

Contact Jacq Taylor
3000 S IH
Austin   TX   78704
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 98180