Homelessness Case Management Aide - AmeriCorps

Employer
Front Steps
Location
Austin, Texas
Salary
13,991
Posted
Jun 27, 2019
Closes
Jul 27, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Some college
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Entry-level

Keep Austin Housed (KAH) affects positive change in the lives of children, youth, and adults who are at risk of experiencing or currently experiencing homelessness. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in an entry-level social work position to get hands-on experience with case management.

We are hiring 35 full-time AmeriCorps members to work directly with individuals to overcome barriers to housing, employment, and personal stability. In addition to work at their sites, members develop personally and professionally through team-building events, trainings, and service opportunities.

A full list of position descriptions is available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HrHCw5CG38FSV1MmV2IwZrgHj8OE8rnM

What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is a national service initiative in which people of all ages commit to a year of service to their country in one of three areas: economic opportunity, education, and environmental stewardship


Job Responsibilities:
AmeriCorps Case Management Aides work directly with clients by providing services, referrals, resources, and support to encourage self-sustainability. Members provide case management services to adolescents, survivors of sexual and domestic violence, immigrants and refugees, elderly individuals, and other clients who are at-risk of becoming homeless, are currently homeless, or who have recently experienced homelessness.

Daily tasks may include meeting one-on-one with clients, helping them access public assistance including SNAP, connecting with landlords to find housing resources, referring clients to mental and physical healthcare services, and more.


You Will:
- Serve full-time from September 2019-July 2020. Work hours vary but are typically 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.
- Serve for 11 months as part of AmeriCorps, a national service initiative to help others and meet critical needs in the community. For more information about AmeriCorps, visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-and-national.
- Aid with existing case management services to address specific barriers clients are experiencing regarding his or her housing, employment, and/or personal stability goals.
- Educate the community about homelessness as well as recruit, train and coordinate volunteers in supporting client, site, and project needs.
- Attend regular trainings and participate in community service projects.
- Make lifelong friendships and connections


Member Benefits:
- Annual living allowance of $13,991
- Unlimited vacation and sick leave
- Education award of about $6,000 to apply toward future tuition, certifications, loans, etc.
- Health Insurance
- Childcare assistance
- Student loan forbearance on qualified federal loans
- Professional development and training opportunities


Member Qualifications:
- Members must be at least 20 years of age
- Have completed at least one year of college coursework
- Work/volunteer/intern experience with homeless and/or social services preferred
- Members must be able to establish and maintain professional boundaries as well as feel comfortable working with families, children, adolescents, and single adults in issue areas of shelter and housing, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, general health, education, and refugee services.

**Members will be required to pass a National Criminal Background Check before beginning service.


Our Service Sites:
Any Baby Can, Caritas of Austin, Casa Marianella, Family Eldercare, Foundation Communities, Foundation for the Homeless, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, LifeWorks, SAFE, the Other Ones Foundation, and Trinity Center.


For more information about KAH: http://www.frontsteps.org/what-we-do/keep-austin-housed


Front Steps Keep Austin Housed is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, or sexual orientation.