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Housing Forward

AmeriCorps

This position is through the AmeriCorps program; whose mission is to come together to tackle our nation's most pressing challenges. At Housing Forward, the AmeriCorps volunteer will be working with the Medical Respite and Families in Transitions Program.

Duties Include:

  • Assisting in initial intake for the program
  • Use trauma informed and LGBTQ+ competent engagement techniques to build rapport with clients
  • Screen for basic client needs and provide resources in response
  • Possible transportation of clients
  • Work with clients on determining goals
  • Provide crisis intervention services
  • Enter client information into HMIS (Homeless Management Information System)
  • Ensure client information remains confidential
  • Maintain and submit important documentation
  • Other duties as assigned

AmeriCorps Program Benefits
  • Living Allowance: $7,600 annually distributed bi-weekly
  • Education Award: Upon successful completion of 900 hours of service, receive an $3,097.50 education award
  • Student Loan: forbearance during term of service
  • Health and dental care insurance for the AmeriCorps member
  • Childcare assistance if needed
  • Networking sessions and professional development
  • Leadership development trainings
Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, and are required to have a GED or High School Diploma.
Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field preferred.
**Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination**

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About Housing Forward

Location:

1851 S. 9th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153, US

Mission Statement

Housing Forward's mission is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability.

Description

Since 1992, we have transformed the lives of more than 11,000 people by helping them meet their immediate housing and crisis needs, addressing their health and income needs and transitioning them back to housing stability. Today, we’re having long-term impact on the communities of west suburban Cook County by 1.) preventing the loss of housing before it occurs, 2.) alleviating the need for long-term shelter, 3.) moving people into sustainable permanent housing solutions and 4.) improving housing retention.

To learn how we are responding to the current pandemic and read COVID-19 updates, please go to www.housingforward.org/covid-19-updates

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

211 N Oak Park AveOak Park, IL 60302

(41.89076,-87.7952)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Program Management
  • Life Coaching

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 900 hours annually
  • Must officially apply through my.americorps.gov

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