Hands of Hope AmeriCorps Member

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos

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.

POSITION SUMMARY: Hands of Hope AmeriCorps Members provide direct child-care and supervision to children in foster care placement that reside in the assigned household members are placed to serve in the Casa de Esperanza Neighborhood during a 12-month service year program. Hands of Hope AmeriCorps Members leave our program with knowledge and experience that they can apply to the complex social problems faced by children and families in the child welfare system to achieve innovative solutions.

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED (minimum)

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-placement drug screen. Clear random drug screens for duration of placement
  • Completion of TB Screening
  • Annual vaccination for Influenza
  • Remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless an exemption applies)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Empathy for the needs of children in care
  • Desire to serve the children in care
  • Ability to prioritize the needs of the children
  • Sound judgement and decision making
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with others
  • Flexibility
  • Patience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Emotional regulation in high stress and high emotion situations

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides care to assigned infants, toddlers, and young children that reside in the foster home the member serves in
  • Maintain the assigned household and vehicle
  • Transports children to and participates in children’s medical, dental, and therapy appointments
  • Completes required state documentation for the children’s service activities
  • Maintains all standards of care and documentation with Casa de Esperanza’s policies and Residential Child Care Licensing Guidelines
  • Builds community within the Casa de Esperanza Neighborhood
  • Participates as a team member in the care of the children in the home the member is assigned to serve in
  • Contributes to the mission of Casa de Esperanza

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS:

AmeriCorps Members live with other AmeriCorps Members in one of Casa de Esperanza’s residences and are expected to abide by all policies and residential guidelines.

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

Thu Aug 31, 2023 - Sat Aug 31, 2024
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

WHERE

2911 Corder StreetHouston, TX 77054

(29.69363,-95.3867)
 

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REQUIREMENTS

  • FULL_TIME

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