Website Keep Austin Housed

Keep Austin Housed (KAH) affects positive change in the lives of children, youth, and adults who are at risk of experiencing or currently experiencing homelessness. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in an entry-level social work position to get hands-on experience with case management.

We are hiring 35 full-time AmeriCorps members to work directly with individuals to overcome barriers to housing, employment, and personal stability. In addition to work at their sites, members develop personally and professionally through team-building events, trainings, and service opportunities.

A full list of position descriptions is available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HrHCw5CG38FSV1MmV2IwZrgHj8OE8rnM.

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a national service initiative in which people of all ages commit to a year of service to their country in one of three areas: economic opportunity, education, and environmental stewardship

Job Responsibilities:

AmeriCorps Case Management Aides work directly with clients by providing services, referrals, resources, and support to encourage self-sustainability. Members provide case management services to adolescents, survivors of sexual and domestic violence, immigrants and refugees, elderly individuals, and other clients who are at-risk of becoming homeless, are currently homeless, or who have recently experienced homelessness.

Daily tasks may include meeting one-on-one with clients, helping them access public assistance including SNAP, connecting with landlords to find housing resources, referring clients to mental and physical healthcare services, and more.

You Will:

– Serve full-time from September 2019-July 2020. Work hours vary but are typically 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.

– Serve for 11 months as part of AmeriCorps, a national service initiative to help others and meet critical needs in the community. For more information about AmeriCorps, visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-and-national.

– Aid with existing case management services to address specific barriers clients are experiencing regarding his or her housing, employment, and/or personal stability goals.

– Educate the community about homelessness as well as recruit, train and coordinate volunteers in supporting client, site, and project needs.

– Attend regular trainings and participate in community service projects.

– Make lifelong friendships and connections

– Professional development and training opportunities

Member Qualifications:

– Members must be at least 20 years of age

– Have completed at least one year of college coursework

– Work/volunteer/intern experience with homeless and/or social services preferred

– Members must be able to establish and maintain professional boundaries as well as feel comfortable working with families, children, adolescents, and single adults in issue areas of shelter and housing, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, general health, education, and refugee services.

**Members will be required to pass a National Criminal Background Check before beginning service.

To apply for this job please visit my.americorps.gov.