Service Description - Economic Opportunity
Name of Organization Being Served: The Arc of Philadelphia
Dates of Service: Aug/ Sept, 2017-July, 2018
Member Type: Full Time | Achieving 1700 Hours
Service Time: 8am-4pm weekdays, some weekends with notice.
Member Service Objective: Member serves as a mentor for adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Philadelphia county toward inclusion in their community. The members are serving in partnership with The Arc of Philadelphia and agree to abide by the mission & vision of the agency.
Position Description: (service may include supporting the following activities)
- Assist and provide mentoring in Economic Opportunity: skills development, budgeting and saving, employment resources, transition to adulthood processes, vocational training and rehabilitation, community inclusion, local opportunities for employment experiences
- Assist individuals with creating independent living goals toward community inclusion and track of their progress
- Provide Disaster Services information customized for the I/DD community
- Plan and coordinate activities that engage individuals in the local community – opportunities for community inclusion, participation and employment
- Develop and implement social activities and provide social mentoring (i.e., friendship mentoring, relationship mentoring, exploring interests)
- Prepare reports and compile data for all service activities to be submitted to On-Site Supervisor and AmeriCorps Program Director quarterly
- Attend mandatory AmeriCorps monthly meetings
- Attend mandatory National Days of Service-September 11th, MLK Day
- Abide by all service site policies and procedures as well as adhere to all AmeriCorps policies per the AmeriCorps handbook
- Provide customized services to persons with developmental disabilities at other locations/programs of The Arc of Philadelphia as needed
- At a minimum, members must be high school graduates, GED recipients, working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service. Members must agree to obtain either a diploma or GED before using an education award.
- Member must be 18 & order to serve as an AmeriCorps member with The Arc of Philadelphia
- Member must pass a National Criminal History Background check- to include a drug screen, an FBI background check via fingerprints, a local background check, and their name run through the National Sex Offender database. This is contingent on any member beginning their service year.
- Member must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
- Experience with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Professional skills at various Philadelphia area organization
- Project development skills development
- Community knowledge and networking
- Public speaking experience
- Uniforms required and provided
- Approx. $5,800 Educational Award contingent upon successful completion of service.
- Approx. $450 living allowance every two weeks for full time service hours
- Student loan forbearance and interest payments, if the member qualifies
- Child Care assistance, if the member qualifies
SEND RESUME (including email and phone number), and two written paragraphs on why you are interested in serving as an AmeriCorps member:
By email to: AmeriCorps@ArcPhiladelphia.org
By mail to: 2350 West Westmoreland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
By fax to: 215-225-1330
Cover sheet subject line: AmeriCorpsAbility
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