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AmeriCorps Member Disaster Preparedness Case Manager Sewa International Houston Houston, TX•Temporarily remote

Salary $900 a month Job Type Part-time Temporarily remote (COVID-19) Pulled from the full job description

  • Monthly living stipend

  • Education award upon completion of the service year

  • $900.00 per month

Full Job Description **Note: to apply for this position please visit https://www.sewausa.org/americorps** Position Summary The AmeriCorps Member Disaster Case Manager is a highly motivated and organized individual with a passion and talent for helping others. During Blue Sky Periods, the AmeriCorps Member Disaster Case Manager helps to train affiliate volunteers in disaster case management to boost Sewa’s pool of case managers in the event of an emergency. In the aftermath of a disaster, the AmeriCorps Member Disaster Case Manager will serve alongside Sewa’s team of disaster relief professionals to deliver direct services and identify appropriate strategies to assist families in crisis. AmeriCorps Member Disaster Case Managers utilize their knowledge of the community to establish effective relationships with neighbors in need, provide case management, referral, and seamless coordination with other community and supportive service activities that promote recovery support. Essential Functions Outreach to victims/survivors of disaster or emergency Maintain a caseload of 15 cases at any given time after disaster Assess unmet recovery needs with the client through interviews Conduct home visits Explore all available options and identify the clients’ own resources and access government and community resources that will address the disaster-caused need Work with clients to develop a Recovery Plan Make appropriate referrals to fill gaps in assistance Stay current on available resources and services Have a comprehensive understanding of available programs Track referrals and services Keep a robust notes of the work done on the case on CiviCRM Maintain case files and other paperwork as required Follow-up with clients until files are closed Prepare and submit reports as required Provide translation and interpretation to clients Members may be required to perform other position-related instructions within the scope of their normal service activities, as requested by their Supervisor, in alignment with the terms and conditions of the AmeriCorps grant, and subject to reasonable accommodation. Working Relationships Members are expected to interface professionally, ethically, cooperatively, productively and effectively with the Disaster Services Coordinator, other Members with whom they serve, community partners and the general community they are serving. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Bilingual preferred -- Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Urdu or Chinese Public speaking skills Strong writing skills Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds Proven organizational skills Self-initiative and responsibility Ability to work well in a Team Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) A commitment to humanitarian issues, equal access to opportunity, and building resilient, welcoming communities Academic, Training and Experience Qualifications Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or ongoing studies and comparable work experience in that can be applied to the requirements of this position Service Conditions Must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent U.S. resident. Enrollment in the program is contingent on the results of a National Service Criminal History Check that includes FBI fingerprinting and national record check, National Sex Offender Registry, and state criminal background check. Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Demands Physical demands include: transportation of lightweight boxes of brochures for presentation set-up and arrangement of chairs at presentation site . The intellectual demands include: capacity for research, knowledge of the material, and an ability to assess needs of the intended audience to determine the necessary response. Equipment Used Laptop Microsoft Office CiviCRM Other Items ATTIRE The Member is required to wear appropriate attire including the AmeriCorps Logo at all times during service hours DRIVING This position will occasionally require driving or carpooling to Rosharon, TX. SERVICE SITE CHANGES Disasters such as hurricanes, floods, epidemics or other emergencies may necessitate service be provided remotely or virtually using cellular or internet platforms. DISASTER REQUIREMENT In the event of a local, state, or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may be asked on a volunteer basis or be required by OneStar to activate to assist in disaster response and recovery activities within their communities. This may involve virtual service opportunities or in-person service opportunities. This may include service opportunities outside of the member’s standard service hours or in place of their standard service duties. In the event of a large-scale, high needs local, state, or federal disaster, AmeriCorps members may voluntarily or be required by OneStar to deploy to an area outside of their service area to assist in disaster response and recovery activities. Sewa International, Inc. provides equal opportunity for all. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment or service because of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper criterion. All AmeriCorps members have the right to request a reasonable accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of their position. Reasonable accommodations may be provided upon request. If you are a person with a disability and you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please make a note of this when you apply. Benefits Monthly living stipend Education award upon completion of the service year Access to the AmeriCorps job portal and other federal job listings Access the the AmeriCorps alumni network Access to Sewa’s large network of organizations and professionals in the non-proft and for-profit sectors Development of key skills, such as: servant leadership, communication, problem solving and creativity Opportunity to have a positive impact on the life of those in need To apply, please visit sewausa.org/americorps Job Type: Part-time Pay: $900.00 per month Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

  • Weekends

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