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Imagine Art Long-Term Care Housing VISTA, OneStar
Imagine Art is an art studio & creative incubator in Austin, Texas that is empowering artists with disabilities to be leaders in systems change to improve the lives of Texans with disabilities. We are demonstrating how to creatively leverage public and private resources to establish innovative, inclusive spaces that are driven by art and art-making. Imagine Art is partnering with VISTA for our next-level development to establish long-term care services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and related conditions. Our vision explores the limits of artist live-work programming that creates opportunities for artists with and without disabilities to explore creative housing, employment design, and community access. The VISTA will support two Medicaid waiver programs, the Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) Waiver & Texas Home Living Waiver (TxHmL) programs available to individuals in Texas with intellectual/developmental disabilities. These programs allow Imagine Art to provide attendant care, transportation, speech therapy, employment support, social work, behavioral support, and nursing to individuals in their homes and communities. We are seeking VISTAs who are innovative visionaries with the skills and initiative to research the limits of existing state regulations and help us to design a state of the art program that will change the way Texas approaches long-term care.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA will monitor and evaluate program effectiveness to improve current procedures and develop procedure manuals for service-specific programs. Additionally, they will assist in program design, research state regulations related to service delivery,program feedback and training, and help ensure resources are available so staff and employees are aware of the online resource portal, what information goes there, and how to use it so that after the VISTA term is completed all processes concerning the portal are sustainable to ensure continued use and development. Ideal candidates have an interest in policy and program design and are highly motivated creative problem-solvers looking for career growth. The VISTA should have a passion for non-profit management and serving the I/DD population in an integrated office/studio creative space. .
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Housing ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Policy & Procedure Development ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology . 
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Imagine Art Long-Term Care Housing VISTA, OneStar

Program Start/End Date
04/13/2020  -   04/12/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  


Accepting Applications
From  07/17/2019  To  03/20/2020 

Contact Debbie Kizer
2830 Real St
Austin   TX   78722
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71931