AmeriCorps Program Assistant- Street Beat

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Position Summary:

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Worker Program administered by the State of Wisconsin, AmeriCorps members commit to a year of community service averaging 33 hours per week (minimum of 1,700 hours annually during the grant period of September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022) and in return receive a living allowance of $13,992 per year of service ($583 gross per bi weekly pay check), plus an educational award of $6095 upon successful term completion that can be used for either new advanced education tuition that accept federally subsidized loan or for re-payment of existing federally subsidized loans student loans. Health insurance is available at no cost for AmeriCorps members, and child care benefits assistance is provided to qualifying AmeriCorps workers.  Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps workers throughout Wisconsin.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Street Beat – Street Outreach Program

  • Initiate and maintain street-based connections with targeted at-risk homeless and street youth.
  • Conduct youth assessments in order to provide survival aid and sexual abuse and exploitation prevention services; including food and clothing, risk reduction supplies and education, housing and employment assistance, and resource and referral information.
  • Complete monthly project reports and youth service statistics, outcomes reports, and youth risk assessment evaluations.
  • Participate in program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities.
  • Cross training within the Drop-In Center program.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old. A High School degree or its equivalent is preferred.
  • At least two years related experience working with youth and families is preferred. Previous experience working within a youth residential setting is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, reliable, and able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Ability to work effectively within a nontraditional youth group home setting with a diverse population.
  • Must commit to the position for the full year from September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022. A second full-year term may be available upon successful completion of first-year AmeriCorps worker service.
  • Expected to attend weekly staff meeting on Wednesday 12pm-1pm.

Send a letter of interest and, if possible a current resume, via mail or email to dlofton@pathfindersmke.org.  Applications can be downloaded and agency information obtained at www.pathfindersmke.org.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce.  Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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