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Front Steps Keep Austin Housed, AmeriCorps Member, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8014

Sat, March 8, 2014

Member Duties: 
• Front Steps, Keep Austin Housed AmeriCorps Members provide case management services to youth, adults, and families experiencing homelessness in the Austin area. Members will help clients access services around housing, employment, education, general health, and other needs. 
• Members will participate in community education around homelessness and help recruit/train volunteers. 
• Members will participate in KAH team building and service projects. 

Member Sites: 
• The service providers are subject to change, but currently include: Lifeworks, Safeplace, Front Steps, Family Eldercare, Caritas of Austin, Foundation for the Homeless, Casa Marianella, Posada Esperanza, and Trinity Center. 

Full time Benefits (36-40 hours per week): 

• $12,100 annual living stipend (direct deposit available) 
• Approximately $5,550 education award (upon completion of service term) that can be used for student loans and/or tuition 
• Health care benefits (if eligible) 
• Child care benefits (if eligible) 
• Monthly bus pass (if bus is main transportation mode to/from work) 
• Student loan deferment 
• Training and professional development opportunities 
• Leadership opportunities 

Member Requirements: 
• Must be at least 20 years of age. 
• Must have completed some college coursework. 
• Previous work and/or volunteer experience working with homeless populations and/or general service delivery is preferred. 
• Members must be able to establish and maintain professional boundaries, as well as feel comfortable working with children, adolescents, and single adults in issue areas of substance abuse, domestic violence, shelter and housing, mental health, general health, education, and refugee services.
BTT Gateway Job ID  8014


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