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CWS AMERICORPS MEMBER
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**This is an AmeriCorps opportunity intended to support the County of Calaveras. The successful candidate(s) will become an AmeriCorps member, not a County employee. Must apply through AmeriCorps!
Job Number:
10309
Job Category:
Social Svc.
Job Type:
P/T(50%+)
Department:
Human Services
Published:
01/20/2018
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FINAL FILING DATE

FINAL FILING DATE:  MARCH 16, 2018

 

Must apply through AmeriCorps.

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COMPENSATION-BENEFITS-STATUS

If offered the position and clear a background check, applicants will sign a MEMBER CONTRACT to serve until 9/15/18.

 

Members will serve an average of 23-27 hours per week and will receive a living allowance pay check in the amount of $450-525 per pay period (two pay periods in a month).

 

Upon successful completion of service, the member receives an Education Award = $2,907. Being selected for additional terms of service to start on 9/16/18 (or later) is possible.

 

Individuals can do up to 4 terms of service (can be consecutive, but doesn’t have to be) and can receive up to 2 full-time Education Awards.



POSITION SUMMARY

PROBLEM: Many in our communities were raised in stable environments by nurturing parents, but far too many experienced just the opposite. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 1 in 4 children experience some form of child abuse and neglect (2014). The consequences go far beyond bruises and constant hunger. Chronic exposure to stress, such as that caused by child abuse, is harmful on brain circuits that are malleable during early childhood, increasing mental/physical health problems (CDC 2009). The consequences are lifelong, impacting health, economic potential, and social wellbeing into adulthood (CDC 2016).

 

INTERVENTION: Child abuse and neglect is not inevitable; we can do better for our children. It is not about placing more children in foster homes or allocating more money to the problem. It is about engaging parents, the most common abusers, in highly effective evidence-based family stabilization supports and parenting education.

 

GOAL: Together, Prevent Child Abuse California, AmeriCorps, and our Partner Agencies like Calaveras County Child Welfare Services have demonstrated that when we intervene with high risk parents we ensure their children are safe, stable, nurtured, and live up to the potential with which every child is born. The ideal outcome is that families avoid entry/re-entry into the Child Welfare System.



EXAMPLE OF DUTIES

Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member will facilitate a regular Parent Support Group, case manage parents, provide home visiting, and assist with other site programs. The support group will help parents build parenting skills and develop social connections, using topics based on the Strengthening Families Model as well as the Nurturing Parenting Program. The member will assist families with Resource and Referral services, guide parents to resources that can help them enroll in Medi-Cal health insurance, and help families enroll in the CalFresh program. Additionally, the member will assist with special events such as holiday events, health resource fairs, summer events, child abuse prevention awareness activities and more. The member is responsible for developing a relationship with families/parents and to provide support to enhance parents’ self-sufficiency. The member is required to attend trainings (some travel may be required) and to complete documentation and data collection on services provided.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Program Benefits : 

Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 

 
Terms : 
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
 
Service Areas : 
Children/Youth ,  Housing ,  Hunger ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Homelessness . 
 
Skills : 
Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking .



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
CWS AmeriCorps – Calaveras County H&HS

Program Start/End Date
01/16/2018  -   09/15/2018

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None 

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Accepting Applications
From  12/22/2017  To  03/16/2018



APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

Must apply through AmeriCorps to be considered.

 

For questions contact:

Lora Larson

509 E Saint Charles St

San Andreas   CA   95249

209-754-6615

LLarson@co.calaveras.ca.us

  AmeriCorps


Listing ID 77987



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Human Resources Division
891 Mountain Ranch Road
Building C
San Andreas, CA 95249



Phone (209) 754-6303
Fax (209) 754-6333
24 Hour job line (209) 754-6332
hr@co.calaveras.ca.us

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