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Senior Specialist AmeriCorps Member

Three Quarters Time
0 Years minimum experience
High School Diploma education required
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Horizons, A Family Service Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employees of Horizons and applicants for employment shall be afforded equal opportunity in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, gender, or age. If necessary for employment, you may be required to: have a physical examination and/or a drug test, or to sign a conflict of interest agreement and abide by its terms. I certify that the facts contained in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and understand that, if employed, falsified statements on this application shall be grounds for dismissal. I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein and that I release the parties providing information from all liability for any damage that may result from furnishing same to Horizons. I understand and agree that, if hired, my employment is for no definite period and may, regardless of the date of payment of my wages and salary, be terminated at any time (without prior notice).

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Summary

Help connect homebound seniors to additional resources available that they may not know about! Horizons’ Meals on Wheels program helps more than 900 homebound seniors stay in their homes longer, healthier, and more affordably by delivering a daily nutritious hot meal and friendly volunteer well-check. Many of the clients we serve don’t have access or knowledge of the programs available to them to improve their quality of life. Join our team and change lives by providing life changing services in The Corridor!

AmeriCorps members will serve with Horizons, A Family Service Alliance to address food security and client care in Linn County through the following service activities:

Develop a Senior Care Evaluation

  1. Consult with MyCareCommunity and Meals on Wheels department to determine available resources
  2. Research Meals on Wheels client needs
  3. Create Senior Care Evaluation documentation

Manage Senior Care Evaluations

  1. Engage Meals on Wheels clients in Senior Care Evaluations
  2. Identify which seniors need additional resources
  3. Sign up Meals on Wheels clients for MyCareCommunity database
  4. Connect seniors with potential volunteers who could assist them
  5. Coach Meals on Wheels staff on MyCareCommunity programming

Support Meals on Wheels volunteer coordination and meal delivery

  1. Manage volunteers during hot meal route pick ups
  2. Deliver Meals on Wheels routes as needed (Using company vehicle)
  3. Support staff in volunteer recruitment, create content for social media accounts, community outreach
  4. Support the transition to ServTracker, a healthcare integration app
  5. Support Meals on Wheels operations as needed

Member may be asked to participate in additional service activities that are not included in the member positions description but are in alignment with the approved grant activities. Volunteers recruited by, instructed by, and/or supported by the member will not participate in prohibited activities as outlined by the grant.

Qualifications:

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older by start date
  2. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, or be in process of completion
  3. Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  4. Must pass mandatory pre-service background checks

Benefits and Evaluation Requirements:

  1. A living allowance of will be paid to help meet the necessary living expenses incurred while serving in the AmeriCorps program. The living allowance will be divided evenly across the term of service and paid every two weeks via direct deposit.
  2. Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will receive a Segal Education Award from the National Service Trust. AmeriCorps members age 55 or older at the start of service can transfer the award to a child or grandchild.
  3. Student loan deferment, forbearance or forgiveness opportunities are available depending on the type of student loan. It is the member’s responsibility to obtain information about whether their loan(s) qualify for this benefit. This is not an automatic benefit of the program.
  4. Health insurance and childcare assistance, if eligible.
  5. Training and professional development related to the knowledge and skills required for service, as well as training specific to the community the member serves. The member will receive a mid-term (if applicable) and end of term evaluation.
Terms of Service Details:
Term of Service Service Hours Service Weeks Weekly Hours Living Allowance Education Award
0.75 Time 1,200 36 40 $11,295 $4,441.50
0.5 Time 675 36
24
20
30
$6,354 $2,417.14
0.25 Time 450 24 20 $4,236 $1,678.57
Minimum Time 300 24 15 $2,823 $1,342.86
Available Start and End Dates:
Term End
Term Start 36 Weeks 24 Weeks
9/27/2021 6/3/2022 3/11/2022
10/11/2021 6/17/2022 3/25/2022
10/25/2021 7/1/2022 4/8/2022
11/8/2021 7/15/2022 4/22/2022
12/6/2021 8/12/2022 5/20/2022
1/3/2022 6/17/2022
2/14/2022 7/29/2022
3/14/2022 8/26/2022