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2020-2021 Continuum of Care Program VISTA
 
 
 
Lake County’s Community Development Division (LCCD) supports vulnerable populations in Lake County through support of organizations creating affordable housing, assisting the homeless, and creating welcoming communities. LCCD serves as the administrative lead for the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless (LCCH) – a consortium of individuals and community organizations that strives to ensure that the homeless have access to needed services. To that end, LCCH identifies community needs and underserved populations, manages coordination, and explores possible ways to fill gaps in services. Being able to share information on an ongoing basis increases the opportunities to collaborate while reducing duplication of services. LCCH has had tremendous success in reducing chronic and veteran homelessness in Lake County. The group continues to drive toward the goal of ending homelessness—having a system of care where people experiencing a housing crisis are quickly housing and given the supports they need to succeed. This VISTA position will increase the capacity of LCCH by developing systems that can be sustained by volunteers related to: 1) Ending youth homelessness. 2) Marketing and communications tools LCCH uses to mobilize the coalition and educate the public. 3) Training LCCH leadership and staff on concepts and skills to be most effective at ending homelessness. Ideal candidates will have experience working with social service agencies and an interest in homelessness, poverty and housing. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be organized and work well independently. This position is a part of the Housing Action VISTA Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website.
 
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Member Duties : Develop a system map for youth homelessness. Facilitate ongoing input from people with lived experience of youth homelessness. Manage email, social media and website content to further the objectives of the coalition. Design a solution for sharing and storing governance documents, agendas and minutes. Develop communications tools for educating the public, including elected officials and businesses, about homelessness and the homeless services system. Analyze gaps from the analysis to determine which training are needed.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2020-2021 Continuum of Care Program VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/17/2020  -   08/16/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2020  To  08/15/2020 

Contact VISTA Leader
500 W Winchester Rd
Libertyville   IL   60048
312-939-3372
vista@housingactionil.org
www.housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 95651


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