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AmeriCorps Immigrant Integration Specialist

CASA de Maryland Inc Falls Church, VA

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Job Description: Position Name: AMERICORPS Member Services Specialist Number of individual AmeriCorps members serving in this position: The Program aims to recruit 15 (fifteen) full-time and 2 (two) half-time AmeriCorps members to focus on financial literacy programming for eligible participants. Member Immediate Supervisor Name: The Site Supervisor will provide day-to-day supervision and evaluate the AmeriCorps member’s performance according to the Program policies and procedures. They can be reached at: Phone number: (571)385-7727 / (571)320-1761 or Email address: movando@wearecasa.org / lmontano@wearecasa.org Position Start date: The Program launch will be on September 1, 2020. If there are any positions available after that day, members may start as agreed with the Program Supervisor. The real start date for each individual will be identified on the Service Agreement. Position End Date: August 31, 2021 Days/ Hours of Service Full-time AmeriCorps members’ will serve approximately 40 hours per week and part-time AmeriCorps members’ will serve approximately 20 hours per week. Regular service time will occur Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Some evening and weekend service is required based on class and workshop schedules. Individual schedule is agreed by the AC member and the Program Supervisor at the beginning of the program. The schedule may be changed upon agreement of both the AC member and CASA program. Host Sites. Locations: Members may be asked to serve at any of the following locations: CASA Woodbridge: 1455 Old Bridge Rd, suite # 203, Woodbridge VA 22192 CASA Falls Church: 330-B S. Virginia Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046 The main service location for each member will be identified on the individual Service Agreement. CASA’s Mission and goals. To create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in working class and immigrant communities. Project Mission and Goals: The program is focused on providing a set of financial education and supportive family services that help immigrant families fully engage in the banking/tax, public benefit, and civic systems in Virginia. The project is coordinated by CASA, funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Service (OVCS) The program aims to provide financial education services to 400 people during the program year. Of them, at least 350 should show improvement in their skills, knowledge and confidence. The program utilizes surveys to track these goals. Other goals related to naturalization efforts and social services will be shared at the beginning of the Service. Member Position Summary: Moving Forward NOVA AmeriCorps members provide a range of direct services to community members to support their financial well-being, including one-on-one tutoring and workshops on financial education (household budget, banking, saving for a goal, credit score management, etc.), US citizenship applications and immigration services (Tutoring, teaching ESOL/Citizenship classes, N-400 assistance, Citizenship workshops, and coordinating volunteers), public benefits (Medicaid, ACA plans, SNAP, etc.) and employment. The member will conduct outreach activities to ensure the program target population is aware of and participates in the program. Required training prior to Member Placement: CASA will provide a two-week orientation program at the beginning of the Service Year. The Training will include financial education and naturalization content, as well as best practices on outreach, record keeping, and other relevant issues. Members will receive ongoing training specific to their service area. In order to be able to provide free income tax preparation services, members will be required to obtain an IRS certification. CASA will provide a free training, usually in December, to facilitate members to be certified. Essential Functions of Position:Direct ServicesFacilitate and/or coordinate workshops and individual appointments focused on immigration, financial literacy and economic development, access to public benefits and other health and social servicesTeach and/or coordinate citizenship preparation, ESOL and youth leadership coursesAssist Legal Permanent Residents to complete the Citizenship application form (N-400) o Prepare taxes for program participants during the February/April tax season.Information GatheringMaintain up-to-date information about partners and community resources to provide to CASA members.Update organizational databases based on activities conducted, in a timely manner.Community involvement/Leadership Development/Volunteer ManagementStrengthen and develop organizational partnerships with existing community, school and public organizations that serve immigrant communities in VirginiaDevelop volunteer opportunities related to service provision in order to expand programmatic capacity o Reach out other community organizations to offer program’s services to their constituents. Note: The AmeriCorps member will not be allowed to perform duties that violate the AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities. Required Knowledge, Skills, and abilities:Bilingual English-Spanish.Experience performing duties in multicultural environments.Highly organized and efficient, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.Access to personal transportation preferred.Fast learner.Some knowledge of popular education, financial education, tax preparation, social work and citizenship are a plus. Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:A high school diploma or GED or agree to obtain one during the service year. Other required qualifications:Ability to perform all of the duties outlined above.U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Permanent Resident (recently naturalized citizens are encouraged to apply).At least 17 years old.Pass a national service criminal history check of the national sex-offender registry, state background check (Virginia and state of residence), and FBI fingerprint check, before starting national service.Express commitment to complete one year of National Service. Placement Type: The position is not a reassignment from a previous Host Site/Agency. Benefits: Full-time commitment (1700 hour/year): Living allowance of $15,000/year, and health care coverage paid 100% by CASA. Member may apply for child-care allowance. Member will be entitled to a $ 6,345.00 education award upon program completion. Half-Time commitment (900 hours/year): Living allowance of $6,500.00 Member will be entitled to a $3,047.50 education award upon program completion. Living allowance will be paid monthly by direct deposit based on the schedule to be shared at the time of signing the Service Agreement. Professional development trainings are offered on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. Selection Process: To be considered for the Moving Forward NOVA program, interested individuals must submit a current resume to Juan Carlos Navarrete at jnavarrete@wearecasa.org Staff will review the application, request an interview and application (if appropriate), conduct three reference checks, and match a potential applicant with a host site. Individuals will not be allowed to start orientation or be enrolled in the program until all appropriate background check and paperwork is received by CASA. Contact: For more information and to apply, contact: Juan Navarrete, CASA VA Program Coordinator, jnavarrete@wearecasa.org For more information about CASA, visit: www.wearecasa.org For more information about AmeriCorps, visit: www.americorps.gov

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