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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. Two current regional partners seeking VISTA support are the Jefferson County’s Heading Home program and the City of Aurora. 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, that 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 : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  social media/website skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Regional Housing Systems Assistance

Program Start/End Date
06/05/2017  -   05/04/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/02/2017  To  05/10/2017 

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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