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AmeriCorps Program Job Description

1. AmeriCorps Community Liaison – 25 hours/week - 3 positions

2. AmeriCorps Supplementary Intervention Specialists (ASPIRE) – 25 hours/week - 3 positions

3. AmeriCorps Supplementary Intervention Specialists (Language Academy) – 35 hours/week - 6 positions

4. AmeriCorps Disaster Case Manager, 25 hrs/week (2 positions)

5. AmeriCorps Disaster Preparedness Outreach Specialist, 25 hrs/week (4 positions)


1. AmeriCorps Community Liaison – 25 hours/week - 3 positions

  • Total number of hours: 900 Hours
  • September 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Service Location: Sewa International ASPIRE Afterschool Centers located in SW Houston.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conducts assessment of community needs;
  • Provides access to social, economic, and health and welfare resources for parents of children attending ASPIRE;
  • Coordinates home visits and parent meetings for the purpose of gaining information and/or discussing needs and problems involving students and their families;
  • Creates and regularly updates files for all families in CiviCRM to documents all activities, exchanges and referrals;
  • Regularly updates resource lists to support students and their families; and
  • Refers children and their families to outside agencies (e.g. state agencies, medical professionals, counselors, foundations, charities, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the needs of students and families are met.
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of internal and external sources (e.g. parents, children, Education Coordinators, staff, outside agencies, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as may be required.

Required/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • A desire to help underserved communities
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Problem solving skills to identify issues and define responses
  • Research and data collation skills
  • Self-initiative and responsibility
  • Ability to work well in a Team
  • Ability to maintain accurate and updated records
  • Ability to deal with sensitive or confidential issues
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • A commitment to humanitarian issues, equal access to opportunity, and building resilient, welcoming communities.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or ongoing studies and comparable work experience in that can be applied to the requirements of this position.

Service Conditions:

  • Service takes place at ASPIRE Center and may include home visits
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent resident.
  • Enrollment in the program is contingent on the results of a National Service Criminal History Check that includes FBI fingerprinting and national record check, National Sex Offender Registry, and state criminal background check.

2. AmeriCorps Supplementary Intervention Specialists (ASPIRE) – 25 hours/week - 3 positions

  • Total number of hours: 900 hours
  • September 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Service Location: Sewa International ASPIRE After School Center in SW Houston

Primary Responsibilities:

  • HT AmeriCorps Member Supplementary Intervention Specialists serve a minimum of 900 hours in for a 10- month term of service from September 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. This Member serves an average of 25 hours per week which includes training, service hours and professional development.
  • Serves within Sewa’s after school program which caters to children from grades k-5 (ages 5-11) five hours/day, five days/week
  • Engages with up to 15 students per day either 1:1 via a push-in intervention or in small groups of up to 8Provides supplementary instruction in English or Spanish for bilingual and/or ESL program students needing intervention
  • Meets with Lead Education Coordinators to plan and implement supplementary interventions
  • Informs Lead Education Coordinators of students’ progress and needs in supplementary interventions
  • Helps students complete homework and other after school activities successfully
  • Maintains complete and accurate records of student’s progress
  • Fosters a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment to encourage language development, enhance motivation, and clearly communicate center routines and expectations.
  • Leads students in two community service programs throughout the year

Required/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • An interest in teaching
  • A desire to help children from underserved communities
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Self-initiative and responsibility
  • Ability to work well in a Team
  • Ability to maintain accurate and updated records
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • A commitment to humanitarian issues, equal access to opportunity, and building resilient, welcoming communities.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or ongoing studies and comparable work experience that can be applied to the requirements of this position

Service Conditions:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent resident.
  • Enrollment in the program is contingent on the results of a National Service Criminal History Check that includes FBI fingerprinting and national record check, National Sex Offender Registry, and state criminal background check.

3. AmeriCorps Supplementary Intervention Specialists (Language Academy) – 35 hours/week - 6 positions

  • Total number of hours: 1200 hours
  • September 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Service Location: Primary Service Site: Alief ISD

  • Alternating weekdays between two middle school campuses or all hours assigned to one high school campus

Primary Responsibilities:

  • TQT AmeriCorps Member Supplementary Intervention Specialists serve a minimum of 1200 hours in for a 10- month term of service from September 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. This Member serves an average of 35 per week which includes training, service hours and professional development.
  • Serving middle school students, the Member serves on two different Alief ISD campuses alternating days at each
  • Serving high school students, the Member is assigned to the same high school campus each day
  • Engages with 12-18 students per campus per day either 1:1 via a push-in intervention or in small groups of 3
  • Provides supplementary support in English or Spanish for bilingual and/or ESL program students needing intervention
  • Meets with teachers to plan and implement supplementary interventions
  • Ensures understanding and comprehension for ESL students to complete classroom activities successfully
  • Fosters a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment to encourage English language development, enhances motivation, and clearly communicate classroom routines and expectations.
  • Maintains complete and accurate records of student’s progress
  • Informs Classroom Teachers of student's progress
  • Leads students in two community service programs throughout the year

Required/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • An interest in teaching children
  • A desire to help children in underserved communities
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Self-initiative and responsibility
  • Ability to work well in a Team
  • Ability to maintain accurate and updated records
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • A commitment to humanitarian issues, equal access to opportunity, and building resilient, welcoming communities.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, ongoing studies and comparable work experience that can be applied to the requirements of this position.

Service Conditions:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent resident.
  • Enrollment in the program is contingent on the results of a National Service Criminal History Check that includes FBI fingerprinting and national record check, National Sex Offender Registry, and state criminal background check.

4. AmeriCorps Disaster Case Manager, 25 hrs/week (2 positions)

  • Total number of hours: 900
  • September 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Service Location: Sewa Office

  • Out in the community

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Outreach to victims/survivors of disaster or emergency
  • Maintain a caseload of 15 cases at any given time after disaster
  • Assess unmet recovery needs with the client through interviews
  • Conduct home visits;
  • Explore all available options, and identify the clients’ own resources and access government and community resources that will address the disaster-caused need;
  • Work with Clients to develop a Recovery Plan;
  • Make appropriate referrals to fill gaps in assistance;
  • Stay current on available resources and services;
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of available programs;
  • Track referrals and services;
  • Keep a robust notes of the work done on the case on CiviCRM
  • Maintain case files and other paperwork as required;
  • Follow-up with clients until files are closed; and
  • Prepare and submit reports as required.
  • Provide translation and interpretation to clients as needed.

Required/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bilingual preferably Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Urdu or Chinese;
  • Experience working in areas of case management, disaster recovery, and/or advocacy preferred;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Willingness to serve flexible hours;
  • Superb interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Strong attention to detail, meet deadlines and follow up in a timely fashion;
  • A commitment to humanitarian issues, equal access to opportunity, and building resilient, welcoming communities.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or ongoing studies and comparable work experience in that can be applied to the requirements of this position

Service Conditions:

  • Office and offsite including home visits
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent resident
  • Enrollment in the program is contingent on the results of a National Service Criminal History Check that includes FBI fingerprinting and national record check, National Sex Offender Registry, and state criminal background check.

5. AmeriCorps Disaster Preparedness Outreach Specialist, 25 hrs/week ( 4 positions )

  • Total number of hours: 900 hours
  • September 8, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Service Location: Sewa Office

  • Offsite at community centers, faith-based institutions, area businesses, schools, etc.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide workshops and presentations to help individuals design and implement disaster preparedness plans for their families, neighborhoods and communities, with a focus on readiness, resilience, and a reduction of risks associated with natural and man-made disasters;
  • Ongoing development and enhancement of a dynamic disaster preparedness workshop and plan for delivery to local organization and affiliates;
  • Research, identify, and disseminate disaster preparedness promising practices and internationally-accepted standards throughout the Sewa community.
  • Develop and maintain strong external relationships with peer organizations, partners, government agencies, volunteers and donors;
  • Work in tandem with affiliate volunteers to enhance viability of temples to serve as shelters in the aftermath of disasters
  • Provide surge capacity to affiliates post-disaster, as needed

Required/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bilingual preferred -- Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Urdu or Chinese
  • Public speaking skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Self-initiative and responsibility
  • Ability to work well in a Team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • A commitment to humanitarian issues, equal access to opportunity, and building resilient, welcoming communities

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or ongoing studies and comparable work experience in that can be applied to the requirements of this position

Service Conditions: Education:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent U.S. resident.
  • Enrollment in the program is contingent on the results of a National Service Criminal History Check that includes FBI fingerprinting and national record check, National Sex Offender Registry, and state criminal background check.

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