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The Ministry of Caring AmeriCorps Program

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AmeriCorps

Annually, AmeriCorps connects more than 75,000 Americans with opportunities for national service at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and faith-based groups across the country. These AmeriCorps members tackle pressing concerns like homelessness, unemployment, and financial illiteracy, and engage millions of volunteers to get things done in their communities. More than 1,000,000 members have completed more than 1 billion service hours since the program’s start in 1994.

AmeriCorps members serve approximately 40 hours per week. While enrolled, full time members are eligible to receive a living allowance and for student loan deferment. Health care and childcare assistance are also available to those members serving on a full-time basis. Upon successful completion of a term of service, members receive an education award to pay student loans or tuition at qualifying institutions.

Apply to the Ministry of Caring’s AmeriCorps Program HERE.

AmeriCorps at the Ministry of Caring

The Ministry of Caring provides a diverse range of human services programs for low-income and homeless clients across Wilmington, DE. Our motto is, “the poor should never be treated poorly.” In this spirit, the Ministry tackles the immediate needs of people in crisis situations and offers support to individuals and families seeking to improve their long-term outlook.

Our AmeriCorps members promote economic opportunity through service in emergency shelters, employment search and job-readiness assistance, homeless outreach and support, and low-income senior housing. As a member of the Ministry of Caring AmeriCorps team, you will serve directly alongside Ministry of Caring clients and residents to bring positive change to our most vulnerable neighbors.

Open Positions

For all open positions, please apply using the link above, and specify which position(s) you are interested in. You may apply for multiple positions with the same application.

 

Employment Navigator, Job Placement Center
The first point of contact for visitors to the Job Placement Center, our Employment Navigator also provides computer assistance, helps clients with the job search process, handles scheduling, and assists with reporting and intake. This full time member must provide professional, welcoming service alongside persons with a wide range of perspectives and abilities. They will become competent in the Job Placement Center’s phone system and the basics of Excel.

Term of service runs September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. Full-time position with stipend and Segal Education Award of at least $5,815.00. Health insurance available, no premium. Child care assistance offered to eligible members.

Full Position Description

 

Client Support Coach, Samaritan Outreach
Connecting clients with resources available at the Distribution Center and in the wider community is a primary responsibility of the Client Support Coach. This full time AmeriCorps member also processes donations, organizes and maintains the warehouse, and assists with reporting. Must be able to lift items of up to 20 lbs regularly and up to 50 lbs occasionally. The ability to maintain a professional and welcoming demeanor is necessary for success in this role.

Term of service runs September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. Full-time position with stipend and eligibility for education award of at least $5,815.00. Health insurance available, no premium. Child care assistance offered to eligible members.

Full Position Description

 

Rapid Re-Housing Assistant, Rapid Re-Housing
Full time members in the Rapid Re-Housing program support clients, the Program Director, and community partners throughout the Rapid Re-Housing process. The Rapid Re-Housing Assistant is the first point of contact for homeless individuals and families who access program services. Providing information about community resources, building and maintaining relationships with landlords, and managing files and reports are other key responsibilities associated with the position. Team work and consistent professionalism are required; driver’s license and personal transportation are desired.

Term of service runs September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. Full-time position with stipend and eligibility for education award of at least $5,815.00. Health insurance available, no premium. Child care assistance offered to eligible members.

Full Position Description

 

Assistant Activities Coordinator, Sacred Heart Village / FXN Center
This full time position is embedded in the following programs for seniors: the Sacred Heart Village affordable housing complex and the Francis X. Norton Center. The Assistant Activities Coordinator at Sacred Heart Village and the Francis X. Norton Center will assist with events and activities for program participants. This member will identify the interests of area seniors, plan activities, promote center offerings, and engage clients by leading activities. Additional responsibilities will include organizing transportation for outings, assisting during field trips, working one-on-one with the Social Services Coordinator and residents, and becoming a trusted, integrated part of the Sacred Heart Village community.

Term of service runs September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. Full-time position with stipend and eligibility for education award of at least $5,815.00. Health insurance available, no premium. Child care assistance offered to eligible members.

 

Intern, Rapid Re-Housing (part time)

The AmeriCorps program is seeking fall Interns for our Rapid Re-Housing program. Any applicant should be a highly dependable individual who is interested in helping clients secure safe, affordable housing, a first step toward stability and thriving. Ideally, the Intern will be a student in Human Services who is interested in nonprofit careers. Good communication and computer skills are required; driver’s license and personal transportation are pluses. There is NO stipend associated with this position. Upon successful completion of 300 or 450 service hours, the member will be eligible for a Segal Education Award of $1,230.69 – $1,538.36. The schedule will be set by the Rapid Re-Housing Program Director. Hours are flexible, but they must be accomplished during the day on weekdays.

Full Position Description

 

Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Pass a background check and drug test.

The Ministry of Caring AmeriCorps program is made possible through a generous grant from Serve Delaware.


If you have questions about the program, please contact Matty Johnson at 302-516-1074 or americorps@ministryofcaring.org.

Rapid Re-Housing Assistant

Between appointments, a Rapid Rehousing Assistant completes paperwork at her desk.

 

Opportunities to serve your community are open now! Apply HERE.

This common application may be sent to any AmeriCorps program nationwide.

In order for your application to come to us you must first complete the form, then navigate to the Ministry of Caring “Service Opportunity” that interests you and submit.

 

Take a look at our available positions:

 

Our Ministry of Caring team after AmeriCorps Delaware’s 2018 Framing Frenzy service project.

 

The 2015-2016 Résumé Specialist assists her client at the Job Placement Center.

 

The MOC Corps with the State Office of Volunteerism at the annual celebration of AmeriCorps service. PC: AmeriCorps*Delaware.

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