AmeriCorps Housing Support Partnership

This Program has been discontinued.

The AmeriCorps Housing Support Partnership (AHSP) is a new national service program administered by Redwood Community Action Agency. 

The Mission of the AHSP program is to assist individuals and families in our community to transition into and sustain permanent housing. This is done through relationship based long-term intensive case management and by linking clients to community resources, employment and community engagement.  AHSP members serve in close collaboration with a variety of agencies throughout Humboldt County to learn how to best support their clients throughout their service term. 

 

AHSP Members: 

  • Provide on-going housing case management to individuals and families who are homeless, newly housed or whose housing is being threatened.
  • Strategize with clients to create a plan with realistic goals and timelines related to housing, employment, financial and health related needs.
  • Assess and document progress toward meeting set goals and timelines.
  • Meet with clients weekly to assist with connecting to resources and ensuring that basic household needs are taken care of.
  • Assist clients in preparing for employment or community engagement by providing job skill development and job placement assistance.
  • Provide transportation to help with housing retention, health, and employment or community engagement activities.

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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ AHSP is currently accepting applications. Positions are scheduled to begin in September 2017. All positions are full-time (1700 hours) for a 12 month term. Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. Apply now to increase your chances!

Compensation:

All members receive a yearly living allowance of $18,785 and an education award of $5,815 for completing a 1700 hour full-time, 12 month term of service. 

Other benefits include:

  • Basic health insurance
  • Put your Student Loans in forbearance
  • Child care allowance, if eligible  
  • Professional training and member development
  • Social Service and case management experience
  • A supportive network of members and staff and participation in a nationwide movement of AmeriCorps members making a difference in our communities.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • High School Graduate
  • Knowledge and understanding of poverty related issues
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal
  • Working vehicle and proof of insurance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previously homeless
  • Social service work or volunteer experience
  • 2 years of college course work in a related field
  • Proficient in both English and Spanish
  • And, ready for a fun and rewarding experience!!!

For more information on how you can become a member of AHSP contact:

Randy Lesser

AHSP Program Coordinator

(707) 269-2043

rlesser@rcaa.org 

TO APPLY ONLINE go to the LINK below and fill out an application.

https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/join-AmeriCorps

Then apply to AmeriCorps Housing Support Partnership.

 

A proud member of the AmeriCorps National Service Network