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EDC Catholic Charities Housing: SOAR Specialist
Economic Development Corps (EDC) AmeriCorps are placed in non-profit and educational institutions across the Buffalo-Niagara Region and provide financial literacy and tutoring services to their host site and clients. Participation in the EDC program provides members the opportunity to develop valuable skills and experiences and positions them for success in future employment and community service. EDC members are not required to have prior financial or human services experience. What we look for is a willingness and attitude to commit yourself to a term of service. We want individuals who are thoughtful, kind, hardworking, and have a passion for creating positive change. EDC is committed to: Improving the lives of the people we serve; Helping our partner organizations fulfill their missions; Creating supportive community; Developing and training EDC AmeriCorps to be prepared for the world to come. Members are expected to become not only part of the EDC team, but full participants in the activities and culture of their site. While serving, members receive support from the EDC team at The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. This support includes an AmeriCorps retreat, orientation, monthly trainings, a social network of fellow members, individualized professional development opportunities, life after AmeriCorps planning, and opportunities to participate in national days of service.
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Member Duties : Catholic Charities of Buffalo (CCB), New York is a Catholic sponsored human services agency serving anyone in need particularly those who are poor and vulnerable. The organization empowers individuals, children and families to achieve and maintain meaningful, healthy and productive lives. As a SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) trained representative, the EDC AmeriCorps will assist individual who are experiencing or are at-risk of being homeless and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a cooccurring substance use disorder to apply for SSA disability programs. The EDC member will have direct client contact, contact with health care providers, SSI/SSDI providers, the court system, healthcare providers, and other entities that are involved with the SSI/SSDI application process. The EDC AmeriCorps will also assist with educating and stabilizing the client’s finances.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Veterans ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Veterans ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Counseling ,  Social Services . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

EDC Catholic Charities Housing: SOAR Specialist

Program Start/End Date
01/06/2020  -   12/31/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK  


Accepting Applications
From  10/01/2019  To  12/20/2019 

Contact Jacob Fox
173 Elm St
Buffalo   NY   14203
7164188500 e145

Listing ID 91103