Community Solutions' mission is to create a lasting end to homelessness that leaves no one behind. We envision a more equitable society where homelessness is never inevitable, inescapable, or a way of life. At the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, CS is dedicated to helping residents who have experienced homelessness thrive in their permanent home by coordinating wraparound supportive services and providing on-site social programming. The VISTA will oversee and help expand the Peer Leadership Program started by our existing VISTA. The Peer Leaders are a small but dedicated group of four residents that create and implement peer-led initiatives that bolster resident and staff capacity and increase resident satisfaction, health, and well-being.
Member Duties: The VISTA will be required to complete the following tasks over the course of their service: 1) perform an analysis of the current Peer Leadership Program, 2) engage and build trust with residents, 3) coordinate with the peer leaders to implement and monitor a plan to work on identified areas of growth while continuing to explore new building initiatives and programming, 4) pilot new peer-led initiatives and track initial outcomes, and 5) create a sustainability plan for each initiative and processes for implementing new initiatives in the future.
Program Benefits: Education award upon successful completion of service, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage*, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Stipend, Reimbursement for Capital Bikeshare, Training, Living Allowance.
Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off-hours.
Service Areas: Community and Economic Development.
Skills: Writing/Editing, Counseling, Non-Profit Management, Communications, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Recruitment, General Skills, Social Services, Team Work, Fundraising/Grant Writing, Public Health, Community Organization, Veterans.
Please use this link to register and apply for this position on the AmeriCorps website.