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2018 Hesed House Computer Program Designer Summer VISTA
Hesed House's mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again. Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness - one person, one family at a time. It is the culmination of nearly three decades of strategic evolution from a formerly acceptable model of "eats and sheets" to a Comprehensive Homeless Resource Center - a campus of centralized highly skilled professionals collaborating to provide the tools necessary to help individuals and families break free of the shackles binding them to homelessness. The VISTA Summer Associate will create the program by working with volunteers and staff. The program will include all current clothes closet stipulations and quantity restrictions per article of clothing, and provide real-time updates for volunteers and staff of clothing received. The program will utilize current ID barcodes that each guest has, and help staff track clothing given as outcomes in case management software, which is currently tracked very little. We need a computer program that will replace the current card system in the clothes closet, and provide real-time updates to staff and volunteers, so that we can provide equal distribution of clothing to our guests, and more easily track what is given out for outcome reports. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter and team player, with knowledge of or experience in writing database programs. The ideal candidate has a passion for solving problems by working with stakeholders to improve overall systems.
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Member Duties : 1. Work with warehouse sorting volunteers and clothes closet volunteers to fully understand sorting processes and clothes closet rules and distribution guidelines. 2. Create computer program with staff direction that works with barcode scanner. 3. Configure donated laptops to run program; work with staff to procure additional equipment necessary. 4. Install laptop with program in clothes closet. Ensure physical security of laptop, digital security of information. Work with IT staff for shared access of program. 5. Train staff and volunteers on using program. 6. Create user manual for program.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work . 
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2018 Hesed House Computer Program Designer Summer VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/04/2018  -   08/12/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  04/17/2018  To  06/15/2018 

Contact VISTA Leader
659 S River St
Aurora   IL   60506
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80274