Critical Home Repair Support Specialist - 2021-22

Critical Home Repair Support Specialist

Tentative start - Winter 2022 or open until filled

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.

AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

What will you do?

The Critical Home Repair Support Specialist’s goal is to help support a portion of the families approved for Critical Home Repair in the southern region service area by facilitating family meetings, preparing documentation, and developing family expectations up until the completion of the Partner Family’s home repair project. Additionally, the Critical Home Repair Support Specialist will continue to help expand the Aging in Place initiative by assisting with the implementation of workshops and other strategies.

*Support a portion of the Critical Home Repair Partner Families in the southern region by conducting family meetings, answering questions, collecting necessary documentation, advocating for their interests, and developing clear program expectations throughout the duration of the program.
*Help prepare physical and electronic Family Folders, informational binders, and any necessary program documentations in an appropriate amount of time for all approved Partner Families.
*Create family profiles and distribute to internal staff.
*Assist the Critical Home Repair Support team by sitting in on family meetings and preparing appropriate documentation.
*Assist the Critical Home Repair Support team in creating and implementing special events such as Partner Family home blessings, Critical Home Repair Family Reunion, and Community Service Projects.
*Assist the Critical Home Repair Support Team in conducting Aging Together Workshops by:
*Creating registration information.
*Communicating workshop details through email, mailers and follow up phone calls to Partner Families
*Track family information and assist in determining eligibility for the workshop.
*Participate in brainstorming sessions for Aging in Place and assist in implementation of new strategies.

This position will focus on home repair and homeowner services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit over 65, people with disabilities, military/veteran and young professional populations.

Where will you serve?

Habitat Charlotte Region has served nearly 3,000 families since its founding and has plans to serve over 200 families annually, and you can be a part of that through a fun and impactful service opportunity. Habitat Charlotte Region has been hosting AmeriCorps for the past 23 years and has a great network of former AmeriCorps members on staff and in the Charlotte Region, and with our apprenticeship program you have the opportunity to continue your stay at Habitat Charlotte Region in a way that will provide professional development.

Not only do we care about affordable housing for our homeowners; we care about affordable housing for you. Housing opportunities are provided above our offices for AmeriCorps members. Habitat Charlotte Region offers rent-free, furnished apartments, training scholarships and other incentives for AmeriCorps members serving with Habitat Charlotte Region. Habitat Charlotte Region’s AmeriCorps members learn, grow, and connect with lifelong friends in a vibrant and growing city.

Charlotte offers many free and budget-friendly cultural events, concerts, and outdoor fun, in addition to the beach and mountains just a short drive away. Additionally, there always seems to be some reason to celebrate and we love inviting our AmeriCorps to those celebrations! We are also committed to deep and meaningful engagement with our partner Habitat organization in El Salvador, and we are often able to provide AmeriCorps with scholarships to build there. Between the mild climate, our winning sports teams and all the things to do, Charlotte, North Carolina is a great place to be an AmeriCorps! For more information, please visit https://www.habitatcltregion.org.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Living allowance $16,300 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,345, upon successful completion of service.
*Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
*Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
*Child care benefits, if you qualify.
*Worker’s compensation insurance.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications

*Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
*Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
*Strong written and verbal communication skills.
*Detail oriented and highly organized.
*Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation
*Experience working as a member of a team.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
Location:
Charlotte, NC
State/Region:
North Carolina
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type:
AmeriCorps
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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.

 

Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.