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The Employment Support Network

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Jewish Family Services of Delaware

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested

The Employment Support Network provides holistic support for those facing sudden unemployment due to COVID-19. The ESN offers non-clinical mental health and job coaching support, as well as financial support, education support, and social services navigation. The goal is to ensure each client makes notable progress towards positive mental health and employment. Together clients and Wellness Team Leads build an individualized care plan, which includes effective prevention and stress reduction methods such as journaling and mindfulness apps, inspirational podcasts, and providing organizational resources. The employment coach connects with clients weekly to prepare and strategize together over job prospects and to extend social and professional networking opportunities.

The combination of collaborative planning and connection with clients creates an innovative approach to addressing unemployment. The ESN increases community equity through expanding social capital and opportunities. This program provides clients the opportunity to upskill through a workforce development program and work with coaches to regain stable employment, as well as the opportunity to be referred to clinical care.

The Employment Support Network emulates a model out of Baltimore called THREAD, which prioritizes human relationships, social networks, and mentorship over a long period of time. This model has shown great success with its youth-focused objectives which were originally intended to assist students through graduation of high school, however, the holistic approach has also helped to interrupt the cycle of poverty, crime, and lack of education to improve the odds of all their students. This type of approach is guaranteed to create a great impact on individuals who are unemployed and the ESN has the capacity to positively impact those around them as well.

If interested in this opportunity please complete and submit the following form: https://forms.gle/WTF9P1x6Wta7rGEA6

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About Jewish Family Services of Delaware

Location:

99 Passmore Drive, Wilmington, DE 19803, US

Mission Statement

The mission of JFS of Delaware is to strengthen individuals, families and the community by providing counseling and support services, based on Jewish values.

Description

Jewish Family Services is a health and human services agency serving families within the Delaware community for over a century, improving people’s lives and life prospects. With offices in Wilmington and Newark, JFS offers counseling, care management, youth development, and communal services to people without regard to race, ethnicity, or religion. Volunteers with JFS primarily serve older adults through Brandywine Village Network. BVN, for short, is an aging in place program designed to help older adults remain living at home independently. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for activities and schedules that best fit their interests and availability.

Community
Crisis Support
Employment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Customer Service
  • Professional Development
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Internet Research

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers with the ESN are required to engage up to four hours per week for at least one (1) year.
  • Must have access to the internet and device.

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