AmeriCorps Open Positions

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As part of the AmeriCorps and CARITAS family you will help transform lives by providing service to those moving through crisis toward stability.

Now recruiting for the following open AmeriCorps positions (see below for details):

  • Resource Navigator with CARITAS Shelter

 

Quarter-time position: 450 service hours (35 hours/week when served over 6 months); $3600 stipend paid bi-weekly, $1515 educational award at completion of contract.  This education grant can be used for any accredited program in Virginia or transferred to an immediate family member if you are over 55 at the start of your service contract.  Mandatory training sessions throughout the contract term.  Service must be completed prior to August 31, 2018.  (As an AmeriCorps member you may serve up to 4 contracts.  CARITAS’s next recruiting cycle will begin Sept 1, 2018.)

 

Resource Navigator Positions – CARITAS Shelter

The CARITAS Shelter operates through local congregations to provide shelter and a pathway to housing for our most vulnerable citizens.  We have a Men’s, Women’s and Family Program, each of which move congregations from week to week.  Members provide support to the case managers in our shelter program.  Candidates will work with clients to obtain basic documentation required for housing, connect clients with potential housing solutions, and will navigate clients through their housing crisis.  Candidate will transport clients to appointments, and serve as a critical link between day staff and overnight staff.  This position will be required to work until 8 pm two nights a week.

Primary Duties:

  • Single Adult client assessments, referrals, and provide client support and direction culminating in the placement of these individuals into extended shelter programs or other appropriate housing.
  • Monitor and determine acceptable service plan progress by regularly conferencing with each client.
  • Complete client paperwork and enter data in client-tracking database.  Assist with completion of grant statistics as needed.
  • Attend weekly case management staff meetings.
  • Transport clients to and from housing related appointments.

Supervisor: Senior Case Manager

This is an AmeriCorps half time position:

Contract hours: Average 35 Hours/wk; Evening shifts and some morning shifts.

Qualifications:   BSW or related undergraduate degree preferred w/preference given to those with experience working with homeless individuals (substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence. SSI/SSDI benefit processing) in a case management setting.  Clear criminal history, valid Virginia driver’s license, good driving record and reliable transportation required.

Responsibilities:        Support Senior Case Manager in providing case management for the clients in the Single Adult emergency shelter program

How to Apply:  Fill out this form and send with your your resume to acornell@caritasva.org  with Shelter Position in subject line.