AmeriCorps Neighborhood Support

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Recruiting Organization: Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos

AmeriCorpsNeighborhood Support staff provide vital support to the Neighborhood

foster care program. They provide support to AmeriCorps House Parents by

providing direct care to children in their home. AmeriCorps Neighborhood

Support staff also work collaboratively to provide community building

opportunities to the Neighborhood on a regular basis. AmeriCorps Neighborhood

Support staff also provide direct support to the Director and Associate

Director of the Neighborhood Program.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Childcare
  • Provides care to infants, toddlers, and young children including:
  • Feeding, bathing, hair care, diaper changing
  • Responding appropriately to and managing behaviors demonstrated by the children
  • Playing with children
  • Planning, preparing, and serving meals to meet children’s health and nutritional needs
  • Maintaining children’s safety through supervision that is appropriate for the children’s developmental needs
  • Meets the daily emotional needs of children by:
  • Providing consistent daily care, comfort, support, respect, stability, affection, and reassurance
  • Supporting children’s primary attachment to biological parents
  • Promoting children’s skills to develop healthy attachments
  • Manages the household by:
  • Completing household duties including, but not limited to, cooking, cleaning, laundry and maintaining the house, and vehicle
  • Meets the daily medical and therapeutic needs of children by:
  • Transporting children to and participating in children’s medical, dental, and therapy appointments
  • Communicating with local medical and therapy professionals, as appropriate
  • Implementing recommendations made by such professionals
  • Documenting children’s medical and therapy visits and needs
  • Administering medications to children as prescribed
  • Maintains all standards of care and documentation within Casa de Esperanza’s policies and Residential Child Care Licensing Guidelines
  • Participates as a team member in the care of the children by:
  • Attending and participating in meetings as a House and/or as a Neighborhood
  • Implementing the children’s Plan of Service
  • Maintaining clear, open, and respectful communication with fellow caregivers, Supervisors, Caseworkers, and Administrative Staff
  • Contributes to the mission of Casa de Esperanza by:
  • Relating in a positive manner to other members of the Neighborhood, Weekly Volunteers, volunteer groups, and supporters that tour the house
  1. Community Building: In collaboration with team members the AmeriCorps Neighborhood Support Staff will contribute to a strong sense of community in the Neighborhood by:
  • Communicating with Neighborhood members to assess community building interests and opportunities
  • Conducting at least two community building events each month
  • This includes planning, budgeting, set up, execution, and clean up for each event
  • Planning opportunities to recognize holidays within the Neighborhood
  • Contributing to feelings of inclusion by all Neighborhood members
  • Facilitating connection-building between Neighborhood members
  1. Overall Neighborhood Support
  • Picks up, sorts, and delivers groceries to houses
  • Picks up and delivers food and non-food donations to the Neighborhood from the administrative office and/or other locations


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED (minimum)

EXPERIENCE: No experience required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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)

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

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05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

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(29.68498,-95.39919)
 

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  • WEEKDAYS, FULL_TIME

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