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GHCC/AIRS - GEAR Workforce Client Services Specialist
This position is sponsored by Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC) in Baltimore, MD; and the VISTA member will serve with AIDS Interfaith Residential Services (AIRS) in Baltimore, MD. GHCC serves as the VISTA Project Sponsor to more than 20 nonprofit, government, and community organizations throughout Baltimore City and Maryland. Established in 1969 to help neighborhoods become safer, better places to live, GHCC's mission is to build and strengthen vibrant urban communities. GHCC will provide support to AIRS and the VISTA member throughout the year, including recruitment, training, professional development opportunities, and resources. AIRS provides comprehensive supportive housing services to enhance quality of life, emphasizing self-sufficiency for low-income and homeless individuals and families living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS or other disabilities. In 1987, AIRS was founded by the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council as the faith community's response to the AIDS epidemic. The first Don Miller House, which opened in 1988, served four men with end-stage AIDS. Through strategic planning and community support, AIRS has expanded its program to provide supportive housing to the most vulnerable populations throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County. GEAR (Growth, Empowerment, Advancement, and Recognition) is AIRS' workforce development program for youth and adults. Residents receive an interest, skills and education assessment prior to the development of an individual plan for preparation, placement, and mentoring to enter the workforce.
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Member Duties : The GEAR Workforce Client Services Specialist will research best practices, develop educational and community resources, and create an operations manual to improve staff interaction with workforce clients aged 25 and over living with AIDS, and homeless youth aged 18-24. The Client Services Specialist will: 1. Research best practices for GEAR client intake, evaluation, and resource referrals 2. Assist with the development of educational programs and training sessions for clients 3. Design and implement client projects that increase levels of education about neighborhood volunteer opportunities, personal growth, and skill development 4. Research, write, and implement an operations manual to standardize processes
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Education ,  Youth Development . 
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GHCC/AIRS - GEAR Workforce Client Services Specialist

Program Start/End Date
07/26/2013  -   07/25/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Accepting Applications
From  03/26/2013  To  05/21/2013 

Contact Allison Wilhite
3503 N Charles St
Baltimore   MD   21218
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 49144