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VYDC-Spectrum Youth & Family Services-Food Coordinator

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Be part of a community-based organization helping homeless and at-risk youth. Spectrum’s Drop-In Center provides food, basic needs, life skills, and emotional support to youth in our community.

PROGRAM: The fulltime & part-time members of the VT Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps State Program (VYDC) implement diverse youth initiatives, fostering positive development & building resilience to help youth avoid opioid misuse & other unhealthy behaviors, transcend the effects of COVID-19, and the gain academic, social, & job skills needed to thrive. Website: VermontYouthAmeriCorps.org

SITE: Spectrum is a leader in youth work, recognized locally & nationally for offering innovative best practice programs & services responsive to community needs in collaboration with community partners. Clients are welcomed & respected and receive the support & resources needed to change their lives. Our organizational culture supports independent thinking, teamwork, mastery in our work, & passion for positively impacting people’s lives. Our programs include a Drop-In Center, Supported Housing, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Counseling, Mentoring, Case Management, Recovery Coaching, & Violence Intervention. We collaborate with the Pearl Street Youth Clinic (part of the Community Health Centers of Burlington). The VYDC-Spectrum Food Coordinator AmeriCorps Member serves in our Drop-In Center, the access point for many clients, which provides basic needs - food, clothing, hygiene items, shower, & laundry. Youth use the computers in the space, assisted by the member, to apply for jobs, housing, and health & other benefits. The member builds trust & relationships with our clients and discuss a variety of difficult topics (substance abuse disorder, mental health, trauma) while always remaining client-focused, empathetic, & positive.

COVID-19: The youth & families were deeply impacted financially, emotionally, & mentally by experiencing loss (jobs, housing, access to resources) as well as increased food insecurity, feelings of isolation, & mental health crises. The member implements food provision & structured activities that support wellbeing. Location: Burlington, VT

Member Duties: The VYDC-Spectrum Food Coordinator AmeriCorps Member serves at our Drop-In Center providing all things related to food, meals, & the kitchen. The member (1) plans meals, grocery shops, manages food donations & the Meal Train; (2) organizes & maintains kitchen; (3) cooks & serves food to youth; (4) plans & implements healthy cooking, nutrition, & food prep class for youth. (5) manages kitchen volunteers and strives to increase the number of volunteers & meal donations; (6) coordinates the Drop-In space, providing informal counseling, support, and referral services to youth; (7) plans & engages youth in physically healthy activities (hiking, basketball, etc.); and (8) builds community partnerships that maintain food access for those impacted by COVID-19.

Minimum Age: 22. Knowledge of healthy food preparation, nutrition, & kitchen safety required. Travel: local & monthly to Montpelier for AmeriCorps training; valid license. Send cover letter, resume, & contact info for 3 references.

Program Benefits: Health Coverage, Childcare assistance if eligible, Training, Education award upon successful completion of service, Professional development, Living Allowance.

Terms: Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .

Estimated Annual Living Allowance: $16,000.

Full-time, Temporary

Benefits:

  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance


Be part of a community-based organization helping homeless and at-risk youth. Spectrum’s Drop-In Center provides food, basic needs, life skills, and emotional support to youth in our community.

PROGRAM: The fulltime & part-time members…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Agendar
    Dias da semana
  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Tempo integral (mais de 30 horas por semana)
  • Recorrência
    Recorrente

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Burlington, VT
Local Associado

Spectrum Youth & Family Services

177 Pearl St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

Como se inscrever

Send cover letter, resume, & contact info for 3 references.

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