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Early and Crisis Housing for Women and Families

Salt Lake City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Salt Lake City
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date:
Salt Lake County's Most Vulnerable Populations AmeriCorps Program focuses on reducing systematic inequities in housing stability. AmeriCorps members are selected to provide direct service to individuals and families resettling in Salt Lake City, UT. 

What is AmeriCorps:
AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors by engaging adults in public service work, with a goal of helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. "The program is often seen as the domestic Peace Corps.”
Members commit to full-time positions of completing 1700 hours or part-time completing 900 hours during a 12-month contract. 

"Getting it Done" the Duties:
AmeriCorps members are placed in community agencies who serve individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, fleeing or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking. Or were recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instability. Our members help bridge the gap and reduce barriers by assisting our community to aid in the goal to make homelessness in Utah rare, brief, and non-recurring. Members assist in activities such as housing placement, job placement, system navigation, and volunteer recruitment.

Location (Sub-sites):
Members are placed throughout the community in a network of nonprofit community organizations and public agencies, to fulfill assignments in reducing barriers for vulnerable populations. For the 2023 grant year we are partnered with the following agencies: International Rescue Committee, The Road Home, and Salt Lake County Homeless Services. All positions are direct-service, remote work is not available. Members will serve under the direction of case management teams.

Members will participate in agency training activities to increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities for delivering client services. Attend AmeriCorps training sessions and participate with AmeriCorps service projects. Members will experience personal growth including professional skill development and work experiences.

IRC Background 
Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. In the U.S., the IRC resettles approximately 11,000 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship. The IRC in Salt Lake City (IRC SLC) opened its office in 1994 and provides resettlement services through extended case management to newly arrived refugees for up to 15-months as well as over twenty different programs to educate and empower refugees.  

IRC SLC Placement Service Overview: 
Under the supervision of the Housing and Logistics Coordinator, the Early and Crisis Housing for Women and Families AmeriCorps member will provide support for newly arrived refugee and new American adults learning to navigate their community, move towards their educational goals, secure permanent housing, and meaningfully engage in positive integration. This includes supporting volunteer recruitment and training for Cultural Orientation (CO) training to refugee and new Americans with the goal of providing the information necessary for them to successfully navigate available services, their local community, and broader US society and to promote cross-cultural understanding while encouraging clients’ positive psychosocial adjustment. The member will also coordinate individualized home visits to educate clients how to use appliances, keep their home clean, and how to feel safe at home, while helping them build a relationship with their landlords.  

Major Responsibilities 
•Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to assist with apartment set ups.
•Instruct refugees on the basics of household safety.
•Assist clients with home maintenance requests and communicating with landlords.
•Provide logistics support in setting up new homes for refugee family arrivals.
•Participate in all staff meetings, trainings, office support, reception coverage and other duties as assigned.   
•Participate in all program meetings and staff development activities. 
•Comply with all policies and protocols of the agency.
•Satisfy recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
•Establish working relationships with clients, co-workers, and other professionals.
•Work independently as well as collaboratively.
•Provide constructive feedback to clients. Maintain client confidentiality.
•Display cultural competency, appreciation, compassion and understanding for the needs of clients.
•Open to work occasional evenings and weekends if requested.
•Enter data as required by the program.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.