Pathways to Hope for Children (PHC) has multiple full-time AmeriCorps Family/Youth Support positions available with its North State Rural AmeriCorps Hope Project (NSRAHP) serving in Shasta County.
AmeriCorps Parent Partner
Position Overview: This is a full-time service term position (40 hours weekly) beginning October 2, 2023, and completing September 13, 2024. Service hours are typically Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. An AmeriCorps Parent Partner serves at-risk families with children ages 0-18 within Shasta County. Parent Partners provide individual support and education. Families/youth may be facing challenges such as child abuse and neglect, family violence, current or past drug and alcohol abuse, and/or mental illness. Parent Partners help families learn how to seek out and receive appropriate community support services through evidence-based case management. Youth Champions provide services to teens to help develop identified goals and build skills for future growth, well-being, and success through targeted evidence-based programs, activities, and case management. Extensive training provided.
- Possess knowledge, understanding, or willingness to learn the values, beliefs, and practices of cultural groups within diverse communities.
- Advocate for the community and act as a guide and resource for the families served.
- Assure services are accessible and equitable to meet the families where they are in their lives. Thiswill include visiting clients at their homes, in the office, or in the community.
- Conduct regularly scheduled home visits to families and provide support in setting and achievinggoals to empower independence.
- Assist families and youth by using evidence-based practices such as Triple P, SafeCare, FiveProtective Factors, and Hope Theory.
- Empower families to engage in goal-setting and problem-solving.
- Model a nurturing behavior and attitude in all contacts.
- Support and connect families/youth to community resources and outside agencies
- Advocate for and act as a liaison for families with existing community services and agencies.
- Complete proper documentation as required by NSRAHP procedures; including but not limited to the initial intake form, Protective Factors strengths/goals, transportation waiver, problem-solving worksheet, pre/post Protective Factors survey, client satisfaction survey as well as maintaining up-to-date data into the case management system.
Supervision, training, and other duties related to Service Activities:
- Attend all meetings, trainings, and conferences per site’s, PHC’s, and NSRAHP’s needs and requirements.
- Participate in community events as directed by the placement site or NSRAHP Project Manager.
- Participate in AmeriCorps National Service Days.
- Participate in monthly AmeriCorps trainings.
- Perform other duties as assigned associated with AmeriCorps/NSRAHP Performance Measurements.
High School Diploma. The ideal candidate will possess a BA/BS degree or an AA/AS degree with two years of experience with case management in a health or social service field or four years of experience in case management in a health or social service field. A very well-qualified applicant will have both educational and professional experience, along with some personal experience with the risk factors that Parent Partner clients are facing. Occasional evening and weekend work. Applicant must possess the ability to operate e-mail and Microsoft Office Suites. Bilingual (Spanish/ English) is desirable. Proof of reliable transportation and full coverage of auto insurance is required. Mileage reimbursement is provided at the current IRS rate. Must be willing to complete National Sex Offenders Public Website (NSOPW), FBI & DOJ Criminal Background Check.
Living Allowance for 1st term AmeriCorps Family Support/Youth Champions members is $1065.21 bi-weekly, 2nd-4th term members $1130.43 bi-weekly. Upon successful completion of a 1700-hour term commitment, members receive a Segal Education Award of $6,495 and a supplemental California For All Education Award of $3,505 totaling $10,000 (for up to 2 terms $20,000). Loan forbearance may be available for qualified student loans through the My AmeriCorps portal. Full-time members (1700 hours) may qualify for health insurance and childcare benefits. AmeriCorps income typically does not affect government assistance programs (Cal Fresh or HUD benefits).
Please email an updated cover letter highlighting your strengths and experience as they relate to the position description. Please email your cover letter and updated resume to email@example.com for consideration. Please include in the subject line: Application for AmeriCorps Position.
Since August 2006, Pathways to Hope for Children has administered an AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps is a service program where members serve in social service agencies, nonprofit organizations, and schools as home visitors, parent partners, and tutors/mentors. These unique individuals receive a living stipend, a generous education bonus, and various benefits in exchange for serving their community. AmeriCorps is a federal agency for national service and volunteerism and provides opportunities for Americans to serve and improve the lives of those in their communities.
About Pathways to Hope for Children
Pathways to Hope for Children is Shasta County’s Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council and was established in 1987 and serves as an umbrella for a wide range of projects throughout Shasta County that offer community outreach, youth development, family support, and child abuse prevention education (such as child abuse reporting workshops) and awareness activities. Our programs include the Redding Teen Center, Anderson Teen Center, Parent Partners, Road 2 Resilience, Camp HOPE America – Pathways, Parent Leadership Advisory Group, Launch, and AmeriCorps. More information can be found on our website at www.hopeshasta.orgMinimum Education and Experience
About AmeriCorps/Pathways to Hope for Children
Our vision is a community where all children are valued, nurtured, protected, and therefore will reach their full potential.
Pathways to Hope for Children (PHC) serves as an umbrella for a wide range of projects throughout Shasta County that offer community outreach, youth development, family support, and child abuse prevention education (such as child abuse reporting workshops) and awareness activities.