Spring 2018 CitySquare AmeriCorps positions are available in four categories: case management, food pantry services, workforce development and housing support. Primary duties in each setting include providing economically disadvantaged and/or homeless neighbors with community referrals related to food, mental and physical health services, transportation, housing, employment, and other needs as determined through intake and assessment. These duties may be executed either in a single meeting or through ongoing support, depending on the program. This service opportunity is highly interpersonal, and requires that members serve well with others. Members must be able to accommodate changing service conditions and diverse points of view. Members are placed at CitySquare or at another partnering nonprofit organization.
Members will complete a spring service term for 16 weeks, from January 8 – April 27, 2018. 450 hours of service must be completed, which is an average of 32 hours per week. Members receive a $2,800 living allowance (broken down and paid in biweekly installments during the term) and a $1,538.36 education award at the end of their term (can be used for tuition or student loans). Some service positions may fulfill college and university internship requirements.
Education: High School Graduate (17 or older) – Some college preferred
Experience: Preferred education or experience in social work, nonprofit services or a related field
Additional Requirements: Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Deferred action and temporary permanent resident do not qualify); must have access to reliable transportation; must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Number of Openings: 10
Status: Temporary service position- January 9 – April 27, 2018
Schedule: Business hours, minimum of 32 hours per week