Salt Lake County's Most Vulnerable Populations AmeriCorps Program focuses on reducing systematic inequities in housing stability. AmeriCorps members are selected to provide direct service to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
What is AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors by engaging adults in public service work, with a goal of helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. "The program is often seen as the domestic Peace Corps.”
Members commit to full-time positions of completing 1700 hours or part-time completing 900 hours during a 12-month contract.
"Getting it Done" the Duties:
AmeriCorps members are placed in community agencies who serve individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, fleeing or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking. Or were recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instability. Our members help bridge the gap and reduce barriers by assisting our community to aid in the goal to make homelessness in Utah rare, brief, and non-recurring. Members assist in activities such as housing placement, job placement, system navigation, and volunteer recruitment.
Members are placed throughout the community in a network of nonprofit community organizations and public agencies, to fulfill assignments in reducing barriers for vulnerable populations. For the 2023 grant year we are partnered with the following agencies: International Rescue Committee, The Road Home, YWCA Utah, Salt Lake County Housing and Community Development, and Salt Lake County Homeless Services. All positions are direct-service, remote work is not available. Members will serve under the direction of case management teams.
Members will participate in agency training activities to increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities for delivering client services. Attend AmeriCorps training sessions and participate with AmeriCorps service projects. Members will experience personal growth including professional skill development and work experiences.
- Must pass an FBI Criminal Background Check
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- High School Diploma or GED. *Some or College degree in social services a plus!
- Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship
- Must have a current Driver's License and Auto Insurance
- Computer Programs (i.e., Microsoft Office, Google Docs)
- Able to work with computer software related to job specific duties
- Able to operate standard office equipment
- Establish working relationships with clients, co-workers, and other professionals.
- Work independently as well as collaboratively.
- Provide constructive feedback to clients. Maintain client confidentiality.
- Display cultural competency, appreciation, compassion and understanding for the needs of clients
- Open to work occasional evenings and weekends if requested.
- Member Living Allowance on a bi-weekly schedule
- Education Award upon completion of Term of Service
- Health Insurance Reimbursement to qualified Members