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)

AmeriCorps Members serve 900 hours (half-time) over approximately 6 month terms or 1700 hours over a year (full time); receiving a stipend paid bi-weekly with eligibility for an 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, 2019.  (As an AmeriCorps member you may serve up to 4 contracts.  CARITAS’s next recruiting cycle will begin February, 2019.)

AmeriCorps Program

Drivers/Warehouse for CARITAS Furniture Bank

As part of the AmeriCorps and CARITAS family you will help transform lives by providing service to those moving through crisis toward stability. Members in the Furniture Bank program will serve as part of a cohesive team to provide furniture assistance to those moving from a housing crisis while mentoring interns from CARITAS Works and engaging volunteers to enrich our Furniture Bank efforts.

 

General Tasks

  • Provide delivery and pick up services of mattresses, couches, dressers, eating table among other furniture for up to 6 households per day.
  • One-on-one customer service required for pick-ups and deliveries.
  • Heavy lifting in warehouse to receive donations and inventory items as directed by Warehouse Manager.
  • Place upholstered items in heat chamber for sanitation.
  • Assist volunteers with shoppers to ensure a positive experience by loading trucks with furniture.
  • Supervise Works interns and volunteers as directed by the Warehouse Manager.
  • Learn and exercise safety measures in the warehouse and serve as a role model for volunteers
  • Route pick-ups using Google in accordance with program parameters.
  • Complete Daily truck log and weekly truck maintenance.
  • Act as a rotating member of the Laundry Team and make deliveries of mats and linens to support the Shelter operations on specific Saturday’s.
  • Diligently keep inventory number of what comes in and what goes out of warehouse

 

Skills Needed:  Drivers license; honesty and integrity; positive, teachable attitude, follows directions; desire to work as part of a team for the greater good; Ability to lift 75+ pounds; ability to make a field based decision based on the values of the agency; good sense of direction a plus.  We are an inclusive project site.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you will provide at least 35 hours of Direct Service each week and be required to complete all training during the service year, which includes mandatory service days in September, Martin Luther King Day, and one other service day to be determined. Other training will include pre-service training in August, Regional Launch, weekly training meetings and special training sessions as planned.  All training sessions are mandatory!

This is an AmeriCorps half time position:

Contract hours: 900 hours of service Average 35 Hours/wk – approximately 8-4 m-th and 8-3 f and one Saturday a month. (Other times at discretion of Warehouse Manager.)

Service Dates: 6 month contract.  With possible contract renewal for additional 6 months.

Stipend Paid: Distributed in equal bi-monthly payments throughout contract period.

Educational Award: This will be awarded upon successful completion of the service term. This education grant can be used for any accredited program in Virginia or transferred to an immediate family member if you are over 55.

 

Interested Applicants Inquire at:  1108 Gordon Ave, Richmond VA, 23224  or  send your resume to lschmiege@caritasva.org with Warehouse Assistant in subject line.

AmeriCorps Program

Resource Navigator – CARITAS Shelter

 

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

Resource Navigator Position Summary

This position will provide support to the case manager 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.

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.

 

This is an AmeriCorps half time position:

Contract hours: 900 hours of service. 35 hours a week and one Saturday per month.

Service Dates: between February 2018 and August 2018 with possible contract renewal for additional 6 months.

Stipend Paid:  Distributed in equal bi-monthly payments throughout contract period.   Educational Award: This will be awarded upon successful completion of the service term and 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 the service contract.

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.

Interested Applicants: send your resume to acornell@caritasva.org with position description in subject line.

CARITAS Values:  Achievement, Honor, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, Servant Leadership – The CARITAS culture reflects these values. Professional and timely communication among and between our constituents to include staff, volunteers, donors and clients as well as the ability to work across the programs of the organization – Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place are necessary for success

AmeriCorps Program

Peer Coordinators-The Healing Place

As part of the AmeriCorps and CARITAS family you will help transform lives by providing service to those moving through addiction toward stability. Members in the Healing Place program will serve as part of a cohesive team to provide recovery assistance to those men addressing substance abuse.  The position entails helping the men in the program stay on the right path in their own recovery.  Members are gifted the chance to see lives renewed , relationships re-built and new life-long friendships formed through three vital components;  peer counseling, peer accountability and peer role-modeling.  Peer Coordinators may serve as Peer Mentor Trainers, Coordinators of program participants assigned to Transition, Kitchen and Maintenance departments.

 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Providing individual assistance to the men serving as peer mentor supervisors and peer mentors as they navigate caseloads of up to 15 men who will be working the recovery program in all different stages.
  • Training new peer mentors in all aspects of the recovery program and the various job departments that the clients are assigned to.
  • Provide mentoring, supervision and ability to train others in job skills related to their specific department (Kitchen, Peer Mentor Office, Transitions Office, SUC and Maintenance).
  • Support Projects in which The Healing Place clients are directly involved in and coordinating their responsibilities whether it be in the community or CARITAS family of programs.
  • Attending and facilitating a regular community meeting of peer mentors at which time they help address the issues and concerns of the peer mentors.
  • Work directly with the Program Director as he oversees the entire facility and participate in solutions to all the challenges that are faced daily. Knowing how to handle time sensitive directives and keeping the integrity of the men and the organization at the forefront is a must.
  • Engage and supervise volunteers participating in program activities.

As an AmeriCorps member you will provide at least 35 hours of Direct Service each week and be required to complete all training during the service year, which includes mandatory service days, pre-service training, Regional Launch, weekly training meetings and special training sessions as planned.  All training sessions are mandatory!

This is an AmeriCorps half-time position:

Contract hours: 900 hours of service Average 35 Hours/wk – approximately 8-4 m- f.

Service Dates:   6 Month contracts with possibility of renewal.

Stipend Paid:  Distributed in equal bi-monthly payments throughout contract period.

Educational Award:  This will be awarded upon successful completion of the service term. 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 the service contract.

Interested Applicants Inquire at: 700 Dinwiddie Ave., VA 23224 or send your resume to ajackson@caritasva.org

CARITAS Values:  Achievement, Honor, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, Servant Leadership – The CARITAS culture reflects these values. Professional and timely communication among and between our constituents to include staff, volunteers, donors and clients as well as the ability to work across the programs of the organization – Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place are necessary for success.