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Vocational Trainer-Refugee Services (AmeriCorps Position)

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, AmeriCorps--Boston


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January 15, 2021
12:00am EST
July 31, 2021
11:59pm EDT
Weekdays
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, AmeriCorps (NDMVA) is seeking a ‘Vocational Trainer-Refugee Services,’ to serve as a Full-time AmeriCorps Member at Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) in Boston from January-July 2021.


For over 75 years JVS has helped people secure financial independence. Every year, JVS serves nearly 21,000 individuals providing them the skills they need to gain employment, as well as to progress up the career and wage ladder and make sound financial choices over their lifetimes. Programs span from providing employment services to Refugees, to educational programs that help our students prepare for college or get certified in the Biotechnology, Nursing and Pharmacy fields.


The AmeriCorps Member works collaboratively with Refugee Services staff to identify local suitable support options for refugee and immigrant participants, with the goal of creating opportunities for individuals that will lead to successful program completion, job placement and/or career ladder advancement. Duties include case management, intake and assessment, assistance with job search and job readiness and/or ESOL instruction.


Qualifications:

We invite applications from individuals who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents, over 18, and have work experience or a college education. Applicants with Refugee Experience are preferred for this position. Language skills in Spanish, Haitian Creole, French or other common refugee languages highly desirable.


Applicants should also possess:

The willingness to spend 7 months in the service of others.

Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to be flexible, adaptive, and work on a team.

U.S. citizenship or be a lawful permanent resident.

Commitment to serve as a full-time volunteer for 6-7 months.


AmeriCorps Member Benefits:

  • Living Allowance: Because Notre Dame- AmeriCorps is partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service, we are able to offer our members a yearly living allowance which is distributed bi-weekly over the 6-7 months term.
  • The Education Award: Upon completion of an 11 month service term, AmeriCorps members receive a taxable education award of approximately $3,000. The education award can be applied to qualified student loans or future education at a Title IV institution. To learn more about the education award and the National Service Trust, please visit AmeriCorps' page on the subject.
  • Student Loan Forbearance: Members of NDA are eligible for forbearance of federal student loans during their term of service. This means that while a member is serving, he or she does not make payments on his or her qualifying loans. In addition, the National Trust will pay the interest that accrues on the loan at the end of the term of service.
  • Community Housing Option: NDMVA Boston is able to offer a low-rent community housing option to NDMVA Members. Please contact boston@ndmva.org for more information.
  • Optional Health Insurance: We provide free optional healthcare while you serve with NDA. The health insurance is through a partnership with The Corps Network and Summit America. To learn more, visit the Summit America website.
  • Child Care: NDA members may also be eligible for child care benefits.

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, AmeriCorps (NDMVA) is seeking a ‘Vocational Trainer-Refugee Services,’ to serve as a Full-time AmeriCorps Member at Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) in Boston from January-July 2021.


For over 75 years JVS has…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

75 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110

How to Apply

TO APPLY:

1. Complete and submit a full, two-part application from our website: https://www.ndmva.org/apply/


2. Submit one of the following Educational Records to boston@ndmva.org

  • Transcript from most recent college or university
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • If working on GED, please contact boston@ndmva.org


3. If selected, you will then be contacted by an NDMVA staff member for a preliminary interview.


4. Upon selection to serve, Members will be required to consent to a National Service Criminal History Check.

TO APPLY:

1. Complete and submit a full, two-part application from our website: https://www.ndmva.org/apply/


2. Submit one of the following Educational Records to boston@ndmva.org…

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