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United Way Home Base Associate
The Home Base Team consists of 2 AmeriCorps members. One member will be based with Wellspring Family Services and one member will be based with The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. AmeriCorps members will meet directly with clients at eviction court to assist in determining eligibility for Home Base financial assistance, assess need, and develop a plan of action in coordination with negotiated legal resolutions made by Housing Justice Project staff and volunteer attorneys. AmeriCoprs members will be part of a larger Home Base team – working directly with staff from one of the above agencies, Housing Justice Project staff/volunteer attorneys, and United Way. Fair and equal access is a priority, and members take a client strengths-based approach. “Wellspring Family Services helps children, adults and families who are experiencing crisis take the next step forward, tap into their own resilience and strength, and build community. The eviction prevention team is a staff of five talented people who bring together over a decade’s worth of experience in homeless prevention services”. "Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle empowers African Americans, as well as other diverse underserved communities to thrive by securing educational and economic opportunities. The eviction prevention team is made up of talented individuals with the shared vision of Equity For All." As part of this cohort, you will be supported and provided with training, guidance, tools, and resources in order to succeed, both from United Way and your host site. You will not only bring additional benefits and resources to your service site, but also take on a key role in community events such as at United Way community resource exchanges and family resource exchanges. The team will also come back together for monthly meetings to provide support and share best practices.
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Member Duties : Provide intake and assessment of new clients at the King County Superior Court in Seattle or Kent to determine Home Base eligibility. Develop financial/service packages to be used in eviction settlement agreements. Collect proof of income, identification and ledger information. Work closely on behalf of your clients to ensure strong referrals and housing outcomes. Conduct 3-6 month follow-up surveys with tenants and/or landlords. Deliver rent checks as needed. Coordinate and provide progressive engagement for open eviction cases with Housing Justice Project. Learn how to navigate the complexities of landlord/tenant law and develop advocacy skills. Participate in training, apply learning, and implement racial equity strategies to reduce racial disparities in homelessness and poverty in our community. Professionally and personally grow in skills of prioritization, managing up, and asking the right questions. Provide homelessness prevention services as needed.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage ,  Training . 
Terms :
Service Areas :
Homelessness . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology . 
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United Way Home Base Associate

Program Start/End Date
03/16/2020  -   08/28/2020

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  01/22/2020  To  03/02/2020 

Contact Jake Janesch
720 2nd Ave
Seattle   WA   98104

Listing ID 93315