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Aging Services MN - Workforce Development Coordinator - PSEI
There are few sectors in society where the work of a creative VISTA member could be more effectively applied, appreciated or essential than in helping communities reduce poverty and prepare to serve a “booming” population of older adults. Working through a nationally recognized non-profit senior living association dedicated to “leading change and changing lives,” this member will serve as a key creative partner and coordinator, advancing projects that recruit, retain and retrain a healthcare workforce in the often-overlooked aging services sector (skilled care centers, assisted living, senior housing-with-services, home care, adult day services, etc.). The aging services field holds great many opportunities unemployed and low wage workers to gain skills and move into living wage careers. By creating a series of marketing campaigns – from in-demand careers to key employment projects – this VISTA will focus on 1) increasing recruitment for aging services caregivers, 2) reducing the turnover of existing caregivers, and 3) helping to accelerate the redesign of our care delivery system through a cutting-edge Health Support Specialist (HSS) Registered Apprenticeship program. HSS provides an opportunity to help low wage employees gain skills to move into living wage careers. The net result of this work will be to reduce poverty while ensuring access to both needed employment and services in our communities. Are you interested in helping us connect the Twin Cities diverse populations to these great careers? This VISTA will be part of the PSEI VISTA Cohort and will participate in biweekly professional development, attend regional conferences and teambuilding activities during the term of service. Learn more about PSEI VISTA at
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Member Duties : The ideal VISTA member will be skilled in writing, marketing, communication and capable of effectively telling people's stories through a variety of mediums (print, web, video, etc.). Research, interviewing, writing and project management skills are essential. Day-to-day work includes meeting with diverse groups of people (direct caregivers to executive leaders) and self-directed time. Projects include designing a marketing strategy and campaign materials to promote the aging services field and high demand caregiving careers. VISTA will also help increase participation in mentorship, scholarship programs and job placement services for both employers and prospective employees. Experience with photography and video editing software preferred. Brief reports, budgets, presentations and interaction with a variety of dynamic small teams is expected. Are you the VISTA to help us make aging in Minnesota a better experience? **There will be times when access to a vehicle will be required**
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Professional Development ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Elder Care . 
Skills :
Car Required ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Communications . 
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Aging Services MN - Workforce Development Coordinator - PSEI

Program Start/End Date
07/29/2014  -   08/01/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/03/2014  To  06/09/2014 

Contact Salena Acox
615 1st Ave NE
Minneapolis   MN   55413
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 53613