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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 service may involve off-site support for clients in the community. This position is Full Time: Requires 1,700 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 48 weeks. Member will receive a living allowance of $20,400 (pre-tax), and an education award of $5,920 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking 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. Members do not provide health services related to prohibited activities. • 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 : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Health ,  Homelessness ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Veterans ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Counseling . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
VHCB AmeriCorps - Daystation Support Specialist (COTS)

Program Start/End Date
09/10/2018  -   08/09/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  200

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  06/18/2018  To  08/24/2018 

Contact Brenda Cheeseman
Committee On Temporary Shelter
Burlington   VT   05402
802-540-3084
francis@vhcb.org
www.vhcb.org/americorps
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 596


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