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Overview

AmeriCorps Parent Partner and Youth Champion Positions Description Overview: This is a full-time service term position (40 hours weekly) beginning October 1, 2022 and completing September 15, 2023. Service hours are typically Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. An AmeriCorps Parent Partner/Youth Champion serves at risk youth, pregnant women, teens and families with children ages 0-18. Parent Partners/Youth Champions provide individual support and education. Families/youth may be facing challenges such as child abuse and neglect, family violence, have 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, wellbeing, and success through targeted evidence-based programs, activities, and case management. Extensive training provided.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 guide for the families served.
  • Assure services planned and service deliveries are accessible and equitable to meet the families where they are. This will include visiting with clients at their home, in the office or in the community.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled home visits to families on individual caseloads to provide designated parenting curriculum to parents and children in their homes and aid with linkages to local resources.
  • Conduct screenings and assessments with assigned families as necessary according to site guidelines.
  • Help families and youth find hope and healing using evidence-based practices such as Triple P, SafeCare, Hope Theory and the Five Protective Factors.
  • Empower families to engage in problem solving.
  • Model a nurturing behavior and attitude in all contacts.
  • Utilize community resources and supportive problem solving to help families meet their goals.
  • Advocate for and act as a liaison for families with existing community services and agencies.
  • Complete documentation as required by NSRAP procedures; including but not limited to 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.

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  • Supervision, training, other duties related to Service Activities
  • Attend meetings, trainings, and conferences per site’s, PHC’s and NSRAP’s needs and requirements.
  • Participate in community events as directed by site or NSRAP Project Manager.
  • Participate in AmeriCorps National Service Days.
  • Participate in monthly AmeriCorps trainings typically held for two hours on the 4th Friday.
  • Perform other duties as assigned associated with AmeriCorps/NSRAP Performance Measurements.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma. The ideal candidate will possess a BA/BS degree or an AA/AS degree with two years’ experience with case management in a health or social service field or four years’ experience case management in a health or social service field. A very well qualified applicant will have both the 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 word processing software. Bilingual (Spanish/ English) is desirable. Proof of reliable transportation and full coverage auto insurance are required. Mileage reimbursement 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 of $1,043.47, twice a month for first year AmeriCorps Parent Partners/Youth Champions. Upon successful completion of 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. Loan forbearance may be available for qualified student loans. AmeriCorps members may qualify for health insurance and childcare benefits. AmeriCorps income typically does not affect government assistance programs such as CalFresh or HUD benefits.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • About 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.

    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes