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American Red Cross Safe Families AmeriCorps 2018-2019
Do you love teaching? Do you enjoy making sure others are more prepared for the unexpected? Do you want to help others recover when disaster strikes their homes? Then Safe Families is the AmeriCorps program for you! Safe Families AmeriCorps members will serve to organize community members across Illinois in making their cities, schools, organizations and households more resilient to emergencies. The member’s primary responsibility will be to teach, coordinate and lead emergency preparedness, planning and recovery activities in their assigned territories in support of the American Red Cross. This opportunity is open to all across the state of IL. Service Locations May Include: Chicago, Romeoville, Springfield, Peoria, Rockford, Quincy, Moline, Champaign and Bloomington. The American Red Cross is currently looking to fill 17 full-time positions executed as 1700 service hours over the course of 11 months, or 38-40 hours per week. Note: Part-time positions may also be available (Reduced Full Time slots, or 1200 hours over 11 months, 28-30 hours per week), though full-time applicants will receive preference. To access the part-time listing, please search "Safe Families" on the portal and choose the part-time listing.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : 1) Identify emergency-related community needs 2) Instruct disaster preparedness, health, safety and youth programming 3) Develop events to assist in providing health, safety and disaster education to underserved populations. 4) Build community partnerships (Establish and maintain relationships with local schools, local school councils and community based organizations, developing capacity to provide Red Cross health, safety and disaster courses to meet needs as identified) 5) Volunteer management, training and recruitment 6) Collaborate with other Corporation for National Service programs in the community, including AmeriCorps*VISTA, and National Senior Service Corps. 7) Complete and maintain required records 8) Participate in required training activities and regular AmeriCorps meetings: an initial intensive training orientation, three quarterly training and other meetings throughout Illinois as needed. 9) Complete two self-directed community-based projects
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Veterans ,  Community Outreach ,  Disaster Relief ,  Education . 
Skills :
Veterans ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Public Health ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  First Aid ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Disaster Services ,  Social Services ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

American Red Cross Safe Families AmeriCorps 2018-2019

Program Start/End Date
10/22/2018  -   09/20/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  08/06/2018  To  01/31/2019 

Contact Michelle Bush
2200 W Harrison St
Chicago   IL   60612

Listing ID 83278