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AmeriCorps Construction Service Team Leader

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SOUTH BAY WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD INC

SOUTH BAY WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, INC.

A Private Nonprofit Corporation, An Equal Opportunity Employer

AmeriCorps Volunteer Service Member

Construction Service Team Leader

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

SUMMARY

SBWIB YouthBuild is proud to host AmeriCorps Members! AmeriCorps is the national volunteer service initiative that provides community service opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds. Through their service, AmeriCorps members address the critical needs in local communities. YouthBuild works with AmeriCorps members to provide teachers assistance in the classroom and training areas, as our program helps rebuild young individuals lives and their communities. We are looking for future teachers, counselors, social workers, etc. to help with classroom instruction (in a high school setting) leadership development, life skills, social justice issues, and community action and outreach activities.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position as an AmeriCorps member of SBWIB YouthBuild. The Construction Service Team Leader position is responsible for helping to build and guide a team of youth capable of safely building and refurbishing YouthBuild AmeriCorps houses designated for low-income individuals. The Construction Service Team Leaders is not staff role, and thus does not provide supervision to YouthBuild AmeriCorps members; instead, the Team Leader provides an additional layer of leadership and support. Additionally, they assist by providing information and resources on best practices and/or by helping to develop the construction portion of the YouthBuild program.

BENEFITS

AmeriCorps Construction Service Team Leader position is a volunteer service position paying a living allowance in the form of stipend and health insurance if they are not already covered. AmeriCorps members must commit to serve a 1700-hour volunteer service term in which they will earn a total stipend of $14,279 that will be distributed on a bi-weekly basis ($1,427.90 earned per month during member’s 10-month term). Additionally, an educational award of $6,195 will be made available upon the completion of 1700 volunteer service hours.

Benefits, at-a-glance, for completing a 10-month term of service include:

  • Earn an educational scholarship award of $6,195 upon completion of 1700 service hours.
  • Federal Student Loan Deferment & Loan Forbearance.
  • Educational award used for repayment of "Qualified Student Loans".
  • Living allowance paid on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Health insurance.
  • Members may qualify for child care allowance.
  • Transforming the lives of an at-risk youth population.
  • Gain experience, leadership skills and other training opportunities.
  • Professional training and valuable networking opportunities.
  • The opportunity to make a difference through a national social movement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be at least 21 years of age, preferably have a B.S./B.A. degree and be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident of the USA. AmeriCorps members will be subject to background clearance checks and must be able to provide copy of degree(s).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of construction practices and experience in construction.
  • Interest in and commitment to sharing expertise to assist in the skill-development of program youth.
  • Skilled at taking initiative, problem solving, and working independently.
  • Skilled at building interpersonal relationships and to work/serve effectively as part of a team.
  • Strong verbal skills, to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, and community groups.
  • Skilled at written communication, to develop program materials and reports.
  • Dependable and able to maintain positive attitude, to fulfill commitment to term of service.
  • Committed to the concept of national service and to making a difference in the community.
  • Basic computer literacy, to be able to produce program materials
  • Able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks as assigned.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator or designee, this position will be responsible for the duties and projects listed below as well as other assignments and duties assigned in accordance with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with all students;
  • Teach basic construction skills;
  • Teach proper use of all tools;
  • Be responsible for overall safety enforcement;
  • Keep track of all tools and equipment used on the job on a daily basis;
  • Assist in personal and vocational counseling and development of trainees’ leadership skills in conjunction with other YouthBuild staff;
  • Serve as public ambassador for the program, YouthBuild USA, and AmeriCorps;
  • Participate in SBWIB YouthBuild, YouthBuild USA, and AmeriCorps training, service projects, and other activities;
  • Promote the value of service on the construction site;
  • Assist with the planning and/or implementation of a project on a designated national day of service such as September 11th National Day of Service & Remembrance, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Global Youth Service Day and AmeriCorps Week;
  • Perform any other reasonable function as directed by the Program Director in accordance with AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) regulations;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

NOTE: This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations.Please note: Vulnerable populations include service recipients age 17 and younger and/or persons age 60 and older. Recurring access means having access or expecting to have access more than once. YouthBuild AmeriCorps members who participate in various community service projects at schools, senior centers, or at community wide events, are likely to have recurring access to vulnerable populations.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Applying for this position connotes an understanding and acceptance of duty in light of potential exposure relating to COVID-19 as you will be required to interface with multiple team members and/or visit numerous locations. Performing duties of this position will require you to often wear protective equipment as necessary (e.g. mask, gloves, etc.,) and follow company protective measures as enforced. Note: Measures may change based on level of safety concerns. You may also be required to spend the majority of the day walking, standing, sitting at a desk, lifting, bending, carrying heavy objects, climbing ladders, utilizing protective gear and equipment according to OSHA and the company’s policies, and traveling to other office locations. Must have excellent time management skills and be able to work well under stress and meet deadlines. Reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is a must. Must also be able to travel to other locations for trainings, conferences and/or meetings within or outside our local area.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and résumé to apply@sbwib.org for consideration. Recruitment for this position will end upon receipt of a sufficient number of résumés. Only those applicants with the most relevant qualifications and knowledge will be invited to participate in the oral interview. No phone calls please.

The SBWIB, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, ancestry, religion, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

The SBWIB, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations consistent with its legal obligations. Therefore, applicants who may need reasonable accommodations or other assistance in relation to a disability or religion, at any point within the application process or thereafter if hired, should immediately inform SBWIB, Inc. by sending an email to apply@sbwib.org.

NOTICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS: A person, including a member, a community beneficiary, a service recipient, or program staff, may not, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, orientation, age, political affiliation, disability, or, in most cases, religion (except as noted below) be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination, directly or through contractual or other arrangements, under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

If you believe that you or others have been discriminated against, or if you want more information, contact YouthBuild USA in Somerville, MA at americorps@youthbuild.org.

Every effort shall be made to grant reasonable accommodation for qualified people with disabilities to participate in this AmeriCorps program.

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Location:

11539 HAWTHORNE BLVD STE 500, HAWTHORNE, CA 90250, US

Mission Statement

The primary objective of the SBWIB is to provide policy guidance which will allow the staff to create an environment where every person maximizes his or her career potential, and all employers have the human resources they need to grow and prosper.

Description

SBWIB administers employment and training programs through four One-Stop Business & Career Services centers, and serves the 11 cities of the South Bay Workforce Investment Area, which include the cities of Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Lomita and Torrance.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5021 Lennox BlvdInglewood, CA 90304

(33.93886,-118.36756)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Carpentry
  • Welding
  • Woodworking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • 1700 volunteer hours
  • Knowledge of construction and safety practices. Experience with construction.

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