AmeriCorps Service Member: Empowerment Program Assistant

AmeriCorps Service Member: Empowerment Program Assistant

Job Description: AmeriCorps Service Member

Status:  Part Time

Reports to:  Self-Sufficiency Manager

Email résumé and cover letter to The Julian Center, C/O Stacy Schillng (sschilling@juliancenter.org)
Applications will be reviewed as they are received

The Julian Center’s Empowerment Program, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, is dedicated to encouraging life-changing connections and interactions in a community where every individual is safe and respected. The Julian Center’s mission is to empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence and end the generational cycle of violence. We want to help victims survive domestic abuse and thrive in a new life through self-sufficiency. There are a variety of programs and efforts within the Julian Center’s Empowerment Program designed to provide survivors with support and resources necessary to increase financial stability and improve overall independence.

Within the Julian Center’s Empowerment Program, Propel Indy is a unique, innovative micro-community designed to support survivors as they become self-sufficient, autonomous and independent members of the larger community. This program blends together practical life skills, social capacity and therapeutic elements to encourage whole person wellbeing and to promote healing. Propel Indy begins with a 16-week introductory course designed to help participants identify personal barriers and strengths, as well as to set financial, family, and personal growth goals. Upon the completion of introductory course, graduates can join the Propel Indy community group. The advanced group, comprised of survivors, community mentors, volunteers and youth enrichment staff, meets regularly to participate in interactive programming related to finances, job training, family development, self-care, goal setting and much more.

In addition to Propel Indy, the Empowerment Program offers survivors financial stability training, employment search assistance, and survivor-specific case management services. With survivors at varying levels of self-sufficiency, the Empowerment Program encourages utilization of Trauma-Informed Care to provide both individualized services and group life skill curriculum-based training. AmeriCorps Member will have the flexibility to utilize creativity and contribute professional experience to further develop various leadership and community engagement skills.

AmeriCorps Member Duties: The Julian Center’s Empowerment Program seeks an outgoing, organized and resourceful person to build sustainability through volunteer support and recruitment, data support, and expanding the awareness of Empowerment Program services in our community. Duties may include the updating and expanding of the program’s on-going support and training, developing a plan for effective data collection and assisting with community events and outreach. AmeriCorps Member will utilize and advance skillsets in rapport building, engagement, and advocacy. Members must be available all Wednesday evenings. Conversational Spanish is a plus but not required.

This is a great opportunity for those interested in human services, community engagement, training and teaching, and related fields. While the Empowerment Program Assistant must be able to work independently, the AmeriCorps Member will work with a fun, dynamic team of Julian Center staff, as well as capable, committed volunteer leaders. The position is open to those ages 18+.

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Training.

Skills:

  • Promote survivor-centered and strength-based approach
  • Abilities in developing interpersonal relationships, communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Demonstration of mature and professional demeanor
  • Experience in volunteer coordination, program coordination, training/teaching, community leadership, public speaking and other outreach skills (preferred)
  • GED or high school diploma required, BA preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and other basic computer literacy
  • Commitment to non-violent and cooperative work environment
  • Commitment to providing quality and equitable services to all clients regardless of race, gender identity, sex, religion, age or sexual orientation.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Adherence to all confidentiality procedures
  • Conversational Spanish (preferred)