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2018 Hesed House PADS OES Summer Associate
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. Our organization is dedicated to alleviating the plight of homeless persons by providing food, shelter, dignity and the services needed to return to independent living. Our low threshold Overnight Emergency Shelter (OES) is the second largest shelter in Illinois. The VISTA will assist in our OES program by helping our staff engage guests where they are at. The VISTA will help maintain and build capacity by being a volunteer liaison for the groups that serve at night, giving tours to new volunteers and helping members of our volunteer groups develop profiles on our volunteer software system and sign-in to their shift. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter and team player, capable of working with staff to engage with our guests and help build relationships and paths to services that will help people attain housing. The VISTA will do this by working with staff to help each person relax out of crisis and survival mode to feel welcome, safe and ready to move forward at Hesed House. Previous experience with at-risk populations preferred, but not required.
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Member Duties : 1. Work to create a safe environment by monitoring the program with volunteers and staff, learning every aspect of the program and helping as needed before and during the program. 2. Complete basic duties of the evening as needed, including training volunteers on group member roles and assisting volunteers in signing in if needed. If groups are short on volunteers, guest intakes and nighttime registration. 3. Interact with guests as time permits and assist staff in providing guests with ancillary items as needed, such as clothing, shoes and other emergency necessities. 4. Submit one idea for improved service delivery for our guests by the end of his/her term. 5. Help Hesed volunteer director improve use of automated sign-in system.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Homelessness . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  General Skills . 
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2018 Hesed House PADS OES Summer Associate

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  04/23/2018  To  06/01/2018 

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

Listing ID 80401