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*MTCC VISTA Rural Institute - University of Montana
Montana's citizens with disabilities earn much less, are under- or un-employed and less educated than non-disabled counterparts. These individuals and their families are often disenfranchised from the communities and providers that serve them. The ratio of those with disabilities to those without who have at least a bachelor's degree is 1:3. Evidence regarding the positive long-term earning potential and life satisfaction outcomes of those with a college degree, compared to those with only a high school diploma is indisputable; college degrees lift people out of poverty and anything less than a college degree, especially for those with activity limitations, is a sure recipe for lifelong poverty. Individuals with disabilities and their families consistently rate lack of resource awareness and insufficient training related to existing resources as a high priority concern. Community organizations tasked with providing training and resources often share outdated content and/or are unable to meet the information needs of those with complex or atypical disability concerns. This project is designed to get current information to individuals and families so that they can make more informed decisions about service, supports, policies and programs that impact their independence and self-support outcomes.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will develop communication assets and processes to serve education and training purposes of individuals with disabilities, their family members and those who serve them; regularly meet with Leadership and Communications Team and partners to understand needs, processes, tools and asset development guidelines; develop communication feedback processes as well as assess current strengths related to consumer feedback mechanisms related to disability. The VISTA will engage with various initiatives to better understand the resources they provide, connect resources to community needs, and develop additional resources that address current information gaps. The VISTA is expected to eventually understand the content and scope of existing initiatives and to help staff share the resources they represent through training, community events and other dissemination activities designed to help those with disabilities and their families acquire new and useful resources.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Skills :
Education ,  Team Work ,  General Skills . 
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*MTCC VISTA Rural Institute - University of Montana

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/18/2019  To  12/31/2019 

Contact Callye Foster
32 Campus Dr
Missoula   MT   59812
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88409