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Texas Homeless Network Veteran Employment Specialist VISTA
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. This VISTA Leader position will expand capacity to more effectively address issues surrounding homelessness and housing stability throughout the state of Texas. The project will enhance the THN VISTA Program’s impact by increasing support for VISTA members, developing new enhanced processes, and creating new tools for VISTA members and site supervisors. The outcome will allow community partners to expand their efforts to provide housing and other services to persons at-risk of or experiencing homelessness.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : 1.) Research best practices in community-wide strategies to find employment for veterans experiencing homelessness 2.) Research educational and training programs for veterans in the area to strengthen resource information and identify gaps in services. 3.) Assess community needs and opportunities in communication and community outreach efforts. 4.) Explore and identify potential partners for a homelessness and employment workgroup 5.) Organize and lead homelessness and employment workgroup 6.) Research current hiring attitudes of community managers and businesses. 7). Participate in community meetings and coalitions related to Veterans, homelessness, or employment 8.) Assist in developing new processes to connect veterans experiencing homelessness to employment resources 9.) Design and implement tracking tool to monitor number of homeless veterans in the community seeking and receiving services 10.) Recruit volunteers for assisting veterans with gaining employment and housing
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Veterans ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Social Services . 
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Texas Homeless Network Veteran Employment Specialist VISTA

Program Start/End Date
12/07/2020  -   12/06/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  


Accepting Applications
From  07/28/2020  To  11/13/2020 

Contact Jacq Taylor
3000 S IH
Austin   TX   78704
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 98181