The International Institute of Metro St. Louis is currently recruiting ten (10) AmeriCorps State Members for the 2016-2017 program year which begins August 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2017.
Along with position specific responsibilities, all Members will be involved in volunteer recruitment/management; planning and implementing agency special events, in addition to AmeriCorps trainings, service days and events. The four Members serving in the Client Services Department will take part in refugee resettlement functions such as airport pickups, along with initial home and grocery store orientation and other refugee direct services. Almost all positions necessitate regular access to a car and willingness to transport clients. Mileage related to service, reimbursed. For some positions, a Chauffer's (Class E) license is needed to operate agency vehicles.
The ten positions include:
Client Services: Benefits & Skills Training – Help clients apply for Social Security Card, benefits (Food Stamps, cash assistance, Medicaid), WIC, LIHEAP, registering for Selective Service, provide skills training for clients and volunteers/interns and assist with completing change of address forms. Chauffer's license needed to operate agency vehicles.
Client Services: Child Services – Enroll children in school and daycare; coordinate child care activities for families attending Enhanced Orientation; enroll children into Women Infant & Children Benefits Program; help implement Children's Holiday Party and help enroll eligible clients in selective service. Chauffer's license needed to operate agency vehicles.
Client Services: Medical Services & Enhanced Orientation Training – Supplement services of other Medical Services Member, create Enhanced orientation list, assist with EO instruction, teach clients how to make medical appointments and other skills training, and help fill out change of address forms. Chauffer's license needed to operate agency vehicles.
Client Services: Medical Services & Immunizations– Help organize immunization clinics, schedule medical appointments, arrange transportation request interpreters, assist clients in finding resources, teach clients how to make medical appointments, train and coordinate medical service volunteers. Chauffer's license needed to operate agency vehicles.
Economic Development: Micro Enterprise and IDA Programs - Assist clients in completing enrollment applications, assist with marketing and outreach, provide pre loan technical assistance. Assist IDA savers with savings agreement and pre asset purchase technical assistance. Assist with loan monitoring and IDA deposits. Provide support for free tax preparations services.
Education Department – Assist with volunteer recruitment, training and management for Education programs; outreach and retention of students for citizenship programs; schedule and/or administer citizenship mock interviews; assist with Path to Citizenship event.
Social Work Department: Case Management – Assist clients with complex needs, e.g. schedule medical appointments; arrange transportation; accompany clients to appointments; provide support and advocacy with service providers; teach clients how to use public transportation, advocate for themselves at appointments; refill medications; access community services and resources.
Social Work Department: Preferred Communities and Elderly Services – Provide a variety of intensive, short-term case management services to newly arrived refugees related to health literacy, financial literacy and community resources. Member will also assist with Elderly Services program activities and events. May include assisting with home gardening program for elderly.
Workforce Solutions: Employment – Help clients build job readiness skills, assist with job applications, résumés, and mock job interviews, maintain the client employment tracking list, teach hotel housekeeping and coordinate monthly Just Hired events. If no access to a vehicle to transport clients, then required to get Chauffer's license in order to operate agency vehicles.
Workforce Solutions: Urban Farm Program – Assist with supporting field and program activities along with program recordkeeping. Serve as a link between farmers and educators; assist with acquiring donations; aid in referrals and facilitate volunteer and client interactions to accomplish field activities.
- Some college for Client Services positions, college graduate for other positions
- US Citizen or Permanent US Resident
- The desire to serve refugees from various parts of the world
- No requirement to speak another language other than English, but would be helpful if the Member could speak one of the refugee languages such as Arabic, Spanish, Nepali, and Somali.
- A passion for national and community service
- Monthly living allowance
- Fully paid medical insurance plan
- Childcare assistance, if eligible
- Mileage reimbursement
- Education Award (upon completion of service)
- Student loan forbearance (on qualifying student loans)
- Member must serve a minimum of 1,720 hours during term
3401 Arsenal St.
St Louis, MO, US 63118-2001
Start and end dates:August 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
Duration:3 months or longer
Time commitment:Full time (30-40 hours/week)
Times of day:Mornings Afternoons
Days of week:Weekdays
Extra details:Stipend provided