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VHCB AmeriCorps - Daystation Support Specialist (COTS)
 
 
 
COTS provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are without homes or who are marginally housed. COTS supports long-term solutions to end homelessness. We believe: in the value and dignity of every human life; that housing is a fundamental human right; and that emergency shelter is not the solution to homelessness. The goal of the Daystation Support Specialist is to build trusting relationships with clients in order to foster empowerment and assist with their transition from homelessness to housing. Additionally, the Daystation Support Specialist will create social and recreational opportunities for clients to expand community engagement beyond their most immediate needs. This position is located in COTS Daystation, hours are between 9-5, M-F. Aspects of the work may involve off-site work with clients in the community. Position begins September 11th, 2017 and ends August 10th, 2018. This position is Half Time: Requires 900 hours and serves approximately 20 hours per week for 11 months. Member will receive a living allowance of $9,450 (pre-tax), and an education award of $2,908 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training opportunities. for complete position description: http://www.vhcb.org/americorps/menu_events/positions/
 
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Member Duties : • Help provide a safe drop-in center for clients. • Connect clients with in-house resources for computer use, mail delivery and phone/voicemail access. • Coordinate free noontime meals for clients. • Build trust and self-esteem of clients through daily interaction via one on one and group activities. • Facilitate intake and orientations; perform preliminary assessment of client needs and priorities and make appropriate referrals. • Assist clients with access to the services they need including emergency aid, medical, mental health and substance abuse services. • Model positive, constructive behavior for clients. • Provide consistent on-going support to help clients become as self-sufficient as possible. • Train, and utilize volunteers to provide meals and educational and social events. For full position description please visit: http://www.vhcb.org/americorps/menu_events/positions/
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Counseling ,  Social Services ,  Conflict Resolution . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
VHCB AmeriCorps - Daystation Support Specialist (COTS)

Program Start/End Date
09/11/2017  -   08/10/2018

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  200

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  06/03/2017  To  09/11/2017 

Contact Stacy Sheehan
Committee On Temporary Shelter
Burlington   VT   05402
802-540-3084
erin@vhcb.org
www.vhcb.org/americorps
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 596


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