Homeless No More Community Support Member

Community Support Member

Service Site: Homeless No More

Service Site Address: 2411 Two Notch Road Columbia SC 29204

Site Supervisor/Title:

Service Position Type: Full Time

Term of Service: -7/31/2023

Average Weekly Service Hours: 31-35

Program Overview

Homeless No More and Able South Carolina (Able SC) are partnering to provide service opportunities in South Carolina for people with disabilities. Homeless No More is a non-profit organization that is working to solve family homelessness through a spectrum of care that keeps families together. Able SC is a disability led organization that promotes disability rights, independence, and equity for individuals with disabilities. Through AmeriCorps members services, our Community Support member will be addressing the communities needs in the disability and homeless community. Able SC is South Carolina’s premier organization promoting disability rights, independence, and equity for individuals with disabilities.

AmeriCorps Member Position Overview

Members will work with Homeless No More to support their clients by connecting them to the community, helping them build skills, assist new consumers through the intake process, and working one-on-one on other tasks. The AmeriCorps members will be serving at Homeless No More and supervised by their site supervisor. The Able SC AmeriCorps Coordinator will also be assisting with training and oversight.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be at least 17 years of age or older
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria pursuant to 45 CFR 2540.202.
  • Must be able to operate a computer

Essential Functions

  • Participation in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service events. The events may occur on the weekend or during holidays and include activities outside of the scope of typical day-to-day functions.
  • Provide community information in person, over the phone, and digitally.
    • Assist in providing consumer-driven and directed services to consumers at all times.
    • Explain available services and connect clients to the correct contact
    • Assisting with the hotline
  • Improve and facilitate Information and Referral Services
    • Work with Homeless No More staff to improve their current I&R system so members and staff can serve more efficiently.
  • Assist in building community skills
    • Work one-on-one or in groups to build skills of program participants. This could include financial literacy education, connection to community resources, or other skill building.
  • Attend AmeriCorps and Homeless No More orientation
  • Attend required professional development trainings
  • Complete reporting requirements such as biweekly time sheets
  • Attend bi weekly and monthly supervisor meetings

Additional Responsibilities

Although not essential position functions, the Community Support member may be responsible for the following as needed:

  • Participate in outside service activities approved by the Program Director

Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Demands

The following competencies are important in helping the AmeriCorps Member perform the essential duties of this position successfully:

  • Flexibility – The ability to adjust to and thrive in a complex and changing environment; handles challenges with care and thoughtfully responds in the face of adversity or conflict.
  • Ability to Work Independently – The ability to be a self-starter and accomplish tasks independently and without constant direct supervision
  • Ability to Multi-Task – The ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments; prioritizes more critical functions while maintaining a good handle on others; reports promptly any barriers to task completion and allows ample opportunities for a supervisor to adjust deadlines
  • Results-Oriented Thinking and Behavior – A genuine concern for effectiveness. Possesses the desire to get the service done with excellence; mentally, is focused on getting the best results for actions taken; does not settle for mediocrity.
  • Awareness and Sensitivity to the External Environment – Situational awareness; is aware of the organizations that they represent, including the United Way Association of South Carolina, South Carolina Service Commission, AmeriCorps, and the host site's position in the community and the effect of their words and actions on that position; demonstrates savvy in dealing with agencies, volunteers and donors; is promoting and affirming in conversations about and on behalf of those organizations.
  • Ability to receive detailed information through appropriate communication.
  • Service Conditions: Member is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.

Benefits

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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