Assisting Families to Access Change Through Resources (AFACTR) AmeriCorps is a program of the Redwood Community Action Agency. AFACTR is part of a statewide Child Welfare Redesign Program contracted through the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Prevent Child Abuse California in Sacramento.
AFACTR (Assisting Families to Access Change Through Resources) AmeriCorps is a program administered by Redwood Community Action Agency and is currently accepting applications. Positions are scheduled to begin in September 2013. All positions are full-time (1700 hours) for an 11 month term. Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. There will be 5-8 members hired and placed all over Humboldt County. Apply now to increase your chances!
The mission of the AFACTR AmeriCorps program is to strengthen Humboldt County communities and families through collaborative work with Family Resource Centers and Child Welfare Services. By providing families with basic case management and increasing the awareness of local resources members are helping to: reduce family isolation, create healthy families and improve outcomes of children and families who are in need and/or at risk for child abuse. The primary purpose of the program is to help prevent child abuse in Humboldt County.
AFACTR AmeriCorps Members will:
*Provide families with preventative case management
*Make referrals to families for needed local resources
*Participate in national service days
*Support positive family and community connections for children
• Must be 21 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen or legal resident
• High School Graduate or equivalent
• Have good communication skills
Preferred qualifications include:
• Experience working with the public
• Social service experience
• At least 2 years college course work
• Bi-lingual in English and Spanish for some sites
• And, READY FOR REWARDING AND CHALLENGING SERVICE!
TO APPLY: go to my.americorps.gov and fill out an application. Then apply to AFACTR AmeriCorps on that website.
If you have questions please contact the AFACTR AmeriCorps Project Coordinator, Lynn Kerman, at email@example.com or call (707)269-2020.
Compensation and benefits: All members receive a yearly living allowance (this term it is $16,750.00-amount can vary) which is paid twice monthly in equal increments throughout the term, an education award of $5,550.00 (amount can change per term) for completing a 1700 hour full-time term of service and student loans can be put in forbearance during the term of service. Other benefits are basic health insurance, child care benefit if eligible, training, member development, a very supportive network of members and staff and being part of a nationwide group of hundreds of AmeriCorps members making a difference in our communities.
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The mission of AFACTR AmeriCorps is to strengthen Humboldt County communities and families through collaborative work with Family Resource Centers and Child Welfare Services. By providing families with preventative outreach and increasing the awareness of local resources, members are helping to reduce family isolation, create opportunities for families and improve outcomes of children and families in need.
AFACTR currently has 8 AmeriCorps members who serve 1700 hours per 11 month term of service. Members are placed at participating Family Resource Centers and help support and sustain families in Humboldt County as far south as Redway and east as Willow Creek.
The purpose of AFACTR is to support our community by strengthening the connection of families in need to services and assistance. Family referrals come from DHHS and other sources.
Members serve families by:
- providing home visits
- making referrals to community services such as: mental health, counseling, health education, medical and dental services, public assistance access, parenting support, adult education, employment, life skills, family support, recreation and fitness and technology access
- child play care
- crisis support, emergency needs and food access
- transportation for family needs
- assistance with filling out forms and making appointments
- accessing household items
- empowering families to be self- sufficient and healthy
For more information on how you can become a member of AFACTR AmeriCorps call 707 269-2020 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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