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2018 Hesed House Seeds Summer Associate
 
 
 
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 and the services needed to return to independent living. Our SEEDS case management team works directly with our clients at the shelter to attain housing, and in the community to help individuals and families in homeless prevention. The VISTA will help build capacity by being part of the team and helping to find creative ways for volunteers to help take a little of the workload off our understaffed SEEDS team. 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 or remain in housing. The VISTA will do this by working with staff and the volunteer department. Previous experience with at-risk populations strongly preferred, but not required.
 
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Member Duties : 1. Assist in maintaining the safety, security, and well-being of the participants in the Permanent Supportive Housing Program and the Hesed Comprehensive Resource Center. 2. Work with staff to help develop volunteer involvement in basic case management tasks at Hesed and in the community. 3. Teach LIGHT-House participants relevant life skills (i.e. cooking, cleaning, and budgeting). 4. Coordinate transportation and case management for appointments, move-outs, etc. with case management staff and volunteer department as needed. 5. Work with staff to ensure that daily needs are met in regards to food, medication, bills, social interaction etc. by conducting home visits and helping with community events. 6. Help link guests to appropriate agency and community services. 7. Work with staff and current volunteers to develop better systems for distribution (Hesed Home Starter Kit area, donations sorting, clothes closet process, etc.).
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Veterans . 
 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Veterans ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2018 Hesed House Seeds 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  06/04/2018 

Contact VISTA Leader
659 S River St
Aurora   IL   60506
312-939-6074
vista@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80403


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