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AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader - Repair

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The member serving in this role will be part of the AmeriCorps team that will give the necessary boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through our Critical Home Repair (CHR), recycle, and new construction projects. 

With the assistance of the AmeriCorps members serving in this role, we anticipate completing 60 Repairs and 13 new builds during the service term, with a total of 73 families served. We also anticipate at least one community event to occur, which will encourage community members to get involved as volunteers on our worksites or to apply to be family partners. The member will serve as a representative of the organization and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner throughout the community. We view the construction crew leaders as integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area.

Responsibilities

· Assist with hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.

·   Lead small groups of volunteers, ensuring that they are well-employed while on the work sites.

·   Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and partner families working on site.

·   Greet, welcome, and sign in volunteers on site upon their arrival.

·    Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled/enthusiastic volunteers and cultivate their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e., encourage them to consider being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers).

·    Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring. Attend safety trainings with our construction staff.

·    Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and family partners.

·    Help with materials management on site and at the affiliate warehouse and storage trailers. Pick up and organize materials needed for projects.

·    Set up and cleanup project sites.

·    Participate in regular planning and debriefing meetings as needed.

·    Flexibility in transitioning between worksites including new construction and repair as needed.

·    On occasion, member may participate in larger community projects such as lot clean ups, community gardens, etc. to increase awareness of the need for affordable housing and represent Habitat for Humanity in the community.

·    Attend and participate in select affiliate events; responsibilities may include set up, cleanup, and engaging with attendees and informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our affiliate’s mission and how to become a volunteer and/or family partner.


Required meetings, trainings and events

Minimum expectations are outlined below with the understanding that further trainings may be required, as determined by the host site, Habitat for Humanity International or the Corporation for National and Community Service.

·   On Site Orientation to local host site

·   First Aid/CPR

·   Foundations of Service training series

·   Annual sponsored blitz build - Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon.

·   National days of service:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (required).
  • September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance and AmeriCorps Week (encouraged).

·   Host site monitoring reviews and periodic check-in calls.

·   Monthly meeting with HSM (minimum)

·   Bi-weekly meeting with direct supervisor (minimum)

·   Life After AmeriCorps Training (LAFTA)

·   Staff meetings, Construction Committee meetings, Board meetings and home dedications, as appropriate

·   Annual staff/AmeriCorps team build day

·   Individual and/or group professional development trainings may be available based on AmeriCorps interest, HSM/supervisor recommendation and budget

· Host Site Events, including Annual Luncheon, Volunteer & Partner Recognition Events, and special builds. Participation in these events will be in line with AmeriCorps program regulations/restrictions 


Experience, knowledge and skills

Minimum requirements

·   AmeriCorps members must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.

·   AmeriCorps members must be at least 18 or older.

·   AmeriCorps members must have a high school diploma or GED.

·   AmeriCorps members may have recurring access to vulnerable populations and must satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria.

·   Valid Driver’s License and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements.


Preferred qualifications

· Previous experience as a construction AmeriCorps member or with a residential homebuilder preferred but not required.

·   Experience with power tools or willingness to learn

·   Ability to drive large pick-up trucks or willingness to learn.

·   Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps.

·   Strong verbal communication skills.

·   Ability to work with a diverse group of people.

·   Experience working as a member of a team.

·   Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience.

·   Basic experience with Microsoft Word/Excel.

·   Knowledge of community development practices.

·   A second language is highly desirable, with preferred language being Spanish.


Physical requirements

·   Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain.

·   Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis.

·   Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories.

·   Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer.


Service site environment

Service site is an active construction site with uneven terrain. Members will serve both indoors and outdoors during all types of weather. Construction tools will be provided. Members will have access to a shared computer station in the affiliate office to check service-related email and complete timesheets and reporting.

Member will be required to drive company trucks in order to transport tools and materials to and from the work sites. All members must be eligible, able and willing to drive Habitat vehicles as needed, including the transport of materials and other people. Members will be required to submit a driver’s license copy and Department of Motor Vehicles Report from their home state to determine driving eligibility.

Members serving in this position may find occasional use of a personal vehicle desirable for flexibility in your personal and service schedule. Transportation to and from the work site will be provided through a company owned vehicle and not for use outside of working hours.

Approved service-related mileage (beyond commuting to and from service) will be reimbursed per the affiliate’s policy. Any member choosing to use a personal vehicle for service-related activities must submit proof of insurance to be eligible for mileage reimbursement.

The member serving in this role will be part of the AmeriCorps team that will give the necessary boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through our Critical Home Repair (CHR), recycle, and new…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Fecha de inicio
    1 de agosto de 2022
  • Fecha de finalización
    8 de julio de 2023
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    1 de julio de 2022
  • Payment
    Compensación
  • Sueldo o asignación para gastos específicos
    $17,000 / year

Ubicación

Presencial
Renton, WA, USA

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