AmeriCorps Program Openings

Aug 27, 2020

Housing Search & Information Specialist AmericaCorps Member

Host Site: The Salvation Army Housing Assessment Program 

Position Title: Housing Search & Information Specialist AmeriCorps Member 

Position Type: Full-Time/1700 Hours (35 Hours/Week Minimum) 

Duration of Term: October 5th, 2020 – October 1st, 2021 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with intakes to assess the housing needs of that client 
  • Address housing barriers for the client 
  • Create/update lists of available housing for the clients to choose from 
  • Connect clients with necessary funds to pay for security deposits, rental fees, or utility payments 
  • Maintain/develop relationships with local landlords 
  • Receive training for/conduct Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and other housing inspections 
  • Assist with independent living skills support related to addressing income and housing stabilization needs 
  • Gather and disperse food and clothing donations to clients 
  • Facilitate delivery of needed household items to clients who receive housing 
  • Generate information materials for clients, such as newsletters/pamphlets/etc. 
  • Provide follow-up support services as needed 

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Outreach Specialist AmeriCorps Member 

Host Site: The Salvation Army Housing Assessment Program 

Position Title: Outreach Specialist AmeriCorps Member 

Position Type: Full-Time/1700 Hours (35 Hours/Week Minimum) 

Duration of Term: October 5th, 2020 – October 1st, 2021 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct intakes for the MSHMIS screen process 
  • Maintain regular contact with other local service providers to make appropriate referrals for clients 
  • Provide housing information and access to services to those on the streets and not engaged in care 
  • Link/coordinate with resource specialists for housing resources 
  • Gather and disperse food and clothing donations to clients 
  • Link and provide information to mainstream services and benefits (Medicaid, SSI/SSDI, Section 8, TANF, etc.) 
  • Generate information materials for clients, such as newsletters/pamphlets/etc. 
  • Provide follow-up services to outreach clients 

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