AmeriCorps House Parent
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Recruiting Organization: Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos
POSITION SUMMARY: AmeriCorps House Parents provide direct child-care and supervision to children in foster care in the Casa de Esperanza Neighborhood during a 12-month service year program. AmeriCorps House Parents work collaboratively with other House Parents in the home to ensure that children’s physical, emotional, and mental needs are met.
WHAT YOU GIVE
- A safe and loving home to children who have experienced trauma
- An environment where kids are free to be kids
- The opportunity for children to grow and develop through trauma-informed care of their physical, emotional, and mental needs
- Supportive collaboration with co-House Parents
- Daily care of the children, household management, and coordination of medical appointments and therapy sessions
WHAT YOU GET
- Extensive training in early childhood development, trauma informed care, attachment, etc.
- Pediatric and Adult First Aid and CPR certification
- First-hand experience working with social workers and therapists
- Experience working as part of a close-knit team
- Knowledge and experience that can be applied to the complex social problems faced by children and families in the child welfare system to achieve innovative solutions
- Lifelong connections with others who are service-minded
- Living stipend and education award (upon successful completion)
- Health insurance
- Furnished housing within an informed and supportive community
- Meals shared with the children
- Fourteen days vacation + three additional days for interviewing/testing purposes
ABOUT CASA DE ESPERANZA: Casa de Esperanza de los Niños strives to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect for at-risk infants, children, and their families by providing comprehensive residential and family support programs that transform people and communities. Casa de Esperanza has provided quality residential, medical, and psychological care for infants and young children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV/AIDS without charge since 1982.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED (minimum)
EXPERIENCE: No experience required
- Minimum age of 21 years old
- Fluent in written and spoken English
- Completed Application and References
- Cleared Background Check
- Valid driver’s license (held for at least two years) is required to transport children and operate agency owned vehicles. Applicants without a driver’s license or those who have not been licensed for at least two years will not be permitted to transport children or operate agency vehicles
- Cleared pre-employment drug screen. Clear random drug screens for duration of employment
- Completion of TB Screening
- Annual vaccination for Influenza
- Remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless an exemption applies)
Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse
Fee Amount: None
This opportunity is recurring
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April 20, 2023