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Regional Housing Systems Assistance
 
 
 
The Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) is seeking a motivated and talented VISTA member to support regional efforts to prevent and end homelessness. This VISTA member will work primarily with local partners in increasing the capacity, collaboration, and effectiveness of specific county plans to address homelessness, along with MDHI support and oversight. There are multiple regional partners seeking VISTA support. The first opening is with Jefferson County’s Heading Home plan to address homelessness in the county, and may be filled sooner if possible. Other upcoming openings are with: Metro Community Provider Network, with their homeless services program and the Arapahoe County's plan to end homeless - ArapaHome; Aurora Housing Authority's Aurora@Home program, in conjunction with the City of Aurora; we will also be seeking a VISTA to work with Boulder County on their new county-wide initiatives. VISTAs will serve as county or city-specific capacity building supports as well as liaisons to the Continuum of Care that is MDHI. As part of the OneHome project, AmeriCorps VISTA members will collaborate with the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) and other community partners to implement a coordinated region-wide approach to assess the needs of those at-risk of or experiencing homelessness, prioritize housing and service resources, and match individuals and families with appropriate resources. This position is part of a Metro Denver Homeless Initiative VISTA program, which supports a team of VISTA members working throughout the Denver Metro area on local and regional efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
 
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Member Duties : : Key Responsibilities Include: 1. Work with local partners, including individuals, governmental, non-profit, and faith based organizations from the area to support collaboration and effectiveness of local and regional plans to end homelessness 2. Assist in implementation and expansion of the OneHome Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement System 3. Act as a liaison at MDHI meetings and other regional opportunities to local stakeholders 4. Participate in monthly regional AmeriCorps VISTA Project meetings 5. Contribute content and dashboard data for website, social media and community newsletters 6. Assist in developing protocols for linking those in need with appropriate local resource providers 7. Improve and expand on currently available systems to address homelessness, and the development of new processes to address needs. 8. Other priorities identified by local site and VISTA member
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  social media/website skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Regional Housing Systems Assistance

Program Start/End Date
11/13/2017  -   11/12/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  07/31/2017  To  10/30/2017 

Contact Diane Howald
711 Park Ave W
Denver   CO   80205
3032951772
VISTA@mdhi.org
mdhi.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71325


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