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Family Center VISTA
The Village VISTA Collaborative, a VISTA project sponsored by the Village for Children and Families in Hartford, Connecticut, will place four VISTAs in three assignments that address financial literacy and the opioid crisis. VISTAs will grow the capacity of several programs of the Village. VISTAs will serve low-income communities of Hartford and Vernon, Connecticut. The Village’s current strategic plan includes goals to enhance care coordination throughout our network of programs. To this end, we are seeking to promote productive connections across services to ensure clients’ identified needs are effectively met, specifically in our family center programs. Our Family Center provides an array of services to assist families with young children to take steps to improve their life circumstances. Some of these services include basic needs assistance, Adult Basic Education (ABE) to support adult learners working towards earning their High School Diploma, Parenting support and education through Home visitation and groups support, monthly social networking groups, case management and referrals for additional support services including housing, energy assistance, mental health treatment. While these programs have similar goals, bridging their services will provide more holistic services and long term solutions to eradicate poverty.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will build the capacity of the basic needs programs offered by The Village’s Family Center. To meet this goal, the VISTA will expand existing basic needs services, collaborate with other Village programs, increase community outreach efforts, and monitor data for continuous quality improvement. Additionally, the VISTA will create systems to ensure Family Center parents/participants access all supports offered at the Center including but not limited to basic human needs, case management, parenting support and Adult Education and to coordinate a basic needs program including the development of a diaper bank. The VISTA should demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse groups and maintain collaborative, professional relationships. Drug screening required.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Family Center VISTA

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/01/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Accepting Applications
From  05/29/2019  To  02/28/2020 

Contact Cassandra Zwarycz
19 Elm St
Vernon   CT   06066

Listing ID 82668