Community Services Division
AFACTR AmeriCorps seeks members for the 2019/2020 Term of Service
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, parenting lessons 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 (Assisting Families to Access Change through Resources) AmeriCorps is a program administered by Redwood Community Action Agency and is currently accepting applications. There are 10 - 15 member positions which serve a year long, fulltime term of service. Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. Apply now!
The following locations are the service sites: Southern Humboldt, Rio Dell, Fortuna, Loleta, Eureka/South Bay, McKinleyville, Blue Lake, Willow Creek and Hoopa (Hupa).
THERE ARE CURRENTLY 3 SITES AVAILABLE: Hoopa, Southern Humboldt and Fortuna
TO APPLY: go to my.americorps.gov and fill out an application. Do not fill out the RCAA employment application.
AFACTR AmeriCorps Members will:
• Provide families with preventative case management
• Make referrals for families to needed local resources
• Support positive family and community connections for children
• Teach Nurturing Parenting Lessons
• Participate in national service days
• Must be 21 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen or legal resident
• High School Graduate and some college
• Have good communication skills/experience working with the public
Preferred qualifications include:
• Social service experience
• At least 1 year college course work
• Proficient or bi-lingual in English and Spanish for select sites
If you have questions please contact Program Coordinator Daniel Gallardo at (707) 269-2047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compensation and benefits: All members receive a $17,750.00 term living allowance which is paid twice monthly in equal increments throughout the term, an educational award of $6095.00 and student loans can be put in forbearance during your term of service. Other benefits include: basic health insurance, child care benefits 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.
Why work with us:
All fulltime positions come with a complete benefit package, which includes the following:
• Medical, dental and vision (minimal share of cost and must work at least 30+ hours per week)
• 2 weeks paid vacation for year one, 3 weeks for year two, and 4 weeks for year five
• 12 days paid sick time per year
• 12 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year
Part-time employees are eligible for paid vacation and sick time on a pro-rated basis depending on the amount of hours worked. P/T employees may also be eligible for paid holidays dependent upon certain criteria in RCAA's paid holiday policy.
You can turn in your application materials by:
Fax: (707) 445-1519
Mail or in person at: RCAA, 904 G Street, Eureka, CA 95501
How to apply:
All RCAA positions (except AFACTR) require a completed employment application. You may submit a cover letter and résumé with your application (optional). In addition to the required application, you must also complete and submit the Applicant Acknowledgements (page 2 of the Application PDF package).
EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION - Click on 'Employment Application' to open the PDF document to print and manually fill out. You will need to have access to Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the application.
ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION - Click on 'Online Employment Application' to open the PDF document to electronically fill out. NOTE: Before you submit this application you must save it to your computer; otherwise when you submit it, the form will be blank. Once you have saved the online application you can submit it through email, fax, or drop off at 904 G Street, Eureka.
Applications are in PDF format. Go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/ if you need to download Adobe Reader for free.