Pathways to Hope for Children (PHC) has multiple full-time AmeriCorps Family & Youth Mentor positions available with its North State Rural AmeriCorps Project (NSRAHP) serving in Shasta County.
AmeriCorps Family & Youth Mentor
(*Must be willing to complete an extensive background check separately through the County of Shasta. Applicants must have no prior convictions.)
Position Overview: This is a full-time service term position (40 hours weekly) beginning October 2, 2023, and completed September 13, 2024. Service hours are typically Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm. This position is located within the Shasta County Juvenile Integrated Family Wellness Program (IFWP). Under the guidance of a probation officer, members serve at-risk youth, teens, and families with children ages 0-18. Family support/youth champion members provide individual support, mentoring, and education. Families may have a history of abuse and neglect, family violence, current or past drug and alcohol abuse, and/or mental illness. This position is a Collaborative Court Program that utilizes the wraparound model with a family-centered focus. This is a multi-agency approach to provide service and support for families/youth with mental health, drug, and alcohol issues. Youth Champions provides services to teens to help develop identified goals and build skills for future growth, well-being, and success through targeted evidence-based programs, and activities. Extensive training for this program is provided.
Essential Functions Shasta County Juvenile Integrated Family Wellness Program (IFWP):
- Possess knowledge, understanding, and willingness to learn cultural groups’ values, beliefs, and practices within diverse communities.
- Role modeling: Model nurturing behavior and attitude in all contacts including advocating for the community and acting as a guide for the families served.
- Advocate for and act as a liaison for families by utilizing existing community resources, services, agencies, respite, and childcare services.
- Assure the services are accessible and equitable to meet families where they are. This may includeclient visits at their homes, in the office, or in the community.
- Conduct regularly scheduled home visits to families on individual caseloads to provide designatedparenting curriculum to parents and youth in their homes and aid with linkages to local resources.
- Support and empower families to engage in problem-solving and interventions to help meet theirindividualized case plans and goals.
- Conduct screenings and assessments with assigned families according to site guidelines.
- Assist in implementing The Parent Project© program and curriculum for families and youth in addition to developing and coordinating support groups.
- Work with other community-based organizations or programs to support youth with positive social, educational, and vocational activities.
- Provide mentor-like relationships for youth enrolled in the program
- Provide skills that enable youth to problem solve and engage in everyday positive social interactions such as:
i. Coping skills and communication techniques to deal with stressful situations
ii. Money management, budgeting, and shopping skills
iii. How to use public transportation
iv. Time management skills
v. Drug, alcohol, and pregnancy prevention
- Help families and youth find hope and healing using evidence-based practices such as Triple P,SafeCare, Hope Theory, and the Five Protective Factors.
- Complete documentation as required by NSRAHP procedures; including but not limited to bi-monthly service hour logs, initial intake form, Protective Factors strengths/goals, Resource Assessment Action Plan, transportation waiver, problem-solving worksheet, pre/post Protective Factors survey, client satisfaction survey as well as maintain an up-to-date spreadsheet of data collection.
- Member duties do not include any prohibited or unallowable activities per 45 CFR § 2520.65 and member training hours must not exceed 20% of total service hours.
Supervision, training, and other duties related to Service Activities:
o Attending meetings, trainings, and conferences per sites, PHC’s, and NSRAHP’s needs and requirements.
o Participate in community events as directed by the site or NSRAHP Project Manager.
o Participate in AmeriCorps National Service Days.
o Participate in monthly AmeriCorps trainings.
o Perform other duties as assigned associated with AmeriCorps/NSRAHP Performance Measurements.
Minimum Qualifications: Must have a 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, working with families and youth along with some personal experience with the risk factors that clients are facing. Occasional evening and weekend work. Applicants must possess the ability to operate e-mail and word-processing software. 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.
Benefits: 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).
To Apply: 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, education bonus, and various benefits in exchange for serving their community.
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 (PLAG), 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.