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Life Stories VISTA Community Outreach Specialist
 
 
 
Life Stories is an umbrella agency that houses two significant programs that help child victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect and witness to crime. Clients receive crisis intervention and support to increase their safety and well- being, influencing school achievement, healthier relationships and increased graduation rates. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) matches a trained community volunteers with a child aged birth through 18 who is involved in the dependency and neglect courts. The CASA volunteer visits the child weekly, advocates for them and shares vital information with the courts and other professionals. In 2016, 100 CASA volunteers served 211 child victims. The Child Advocacy Center in Greeley and the satellite center in Ft. Lupton provide a child focused environment where child victims are forensically interviewed and their non-offending family members are provided family support and resources. In 2016, the CAC served 361 child victims and 735 parents and other family members. A Kid’s Place also implements Stewards of Children/ Darkness to Light workshops designed to educate and prepare adults in our community to deal with and prevent child sexual abuse. Our program activities are instrumental in solving the larger issue of poverty eradication because by increasing the knowledge of the community to protect children and increase child wellbeing, we have fewer child victims that will have trouble recovering and moving forward from their trauma. There will be greater success in school, college and career when ongoing issues from childhood trauma are not inhibiting a child’s ability to succeed. Life Stories has a long history of community problem solving in the area of child abuse and neglect, working with Law Enforcement, Child Protective services, courts, mental health and medical providers, schools, faith communities and other community agencies. We are in our 21st year of service to the community.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work in a “small but mighty” non-profit agency. They will work closely with the Business & Development Manager and the Executive Director to enhance outreach & awareness activities to the community & to assist with increasing the capacity of the programs & numbers of children we serve. We plan to move to a new location. The VISTA help with activities related to fundraising, and donor requests of in-kind items. The VISTA will help ensure that a wider segment of our community is aware of our goal of helping children heal from abuse & neglect & that adults can help keep kids safe. The VISTA will work closely with the Lead CASA Case Supervisor to implement a plan for enhanced processes & activities for reaching & recruiting a more diverse group of CASA volunteers. This includes presentations & outreach to faith & community groups, work with social media, & staffing at agency fairs. The VISTA will build prevention education components into our new website.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Life Stories VISTA Community Outreach Specialist

Program Start/End Date
07/21/2017  -   07/20/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/17/2017  To  07/21/2017 

Contact Lindsey Bennett
814 9th St
Greeley   CO   80631
9703046194
lindsey@unitedway-weld.org
www.facebook.com/WeldVISTAs/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72250


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