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Children and Family Services Outreach VISTA
 
 
 
The goal of Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is the safety, permanency, and well-being of children. We achieve this through investigating allegations of abuse and neglect, assessing child safety, providing services and support to keep children safe and if possible preserve and stabilize families, and when needed providing foster care and adoption services that meet the child’s needs. Currently, we are seeing a steep increase in the number of children and families entering our system, partly due to the opioid crisis. For example, we are working with almost 5,000 children in our various programs which is a 33% increase in just over one year! The VISTA will help our children and families by strengthening and building the volunteer, donation, and community outreach programs currently in place and creating new opportunities/programs. We are looking for a VISTA member who is highly motivated, creative, organized, passionate, and who has good communication skills. We will provide professional development and training opportunities to increase your knowledge and skill set. We will support you, listen to you, and value your time and contributions.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : Develop an understanding of the child welfare system, particularly how the system works in Cuyahoga County. Develop a professional network of colleagues and resources around the county and state. Research and recommend an already existing volunteer and donor management software/system to track donations, volunteer requirements, manage and communicate with volunteers and donors, and issue giving statements. Create a simple interim system that can be used until that software is implemented. Create new partnerships with local businesses, organizations, and churches and manage current partnerships in order to increase communications, donations, volunteers, and foster/adoptive parents. Evaluate effectiveness of outreach programs which utilize donations and volunteers and provide information for improvement.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living 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 :
Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Social Services . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Children and Family Services Outreach VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/19/2018  -   07/18/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO   Cleveland/ Akron  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/09/2018  To  06/06/2018 

Contact Kristin Gardner
3955 Euclid Ave
Cleveland   OH   44115
216-881-5301
kristin.gardner@jfs.ohio.gov
cfs.cuyahogacounty.us/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79016


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