The Servant Center knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Our mission is to empower the homeless and disabled, particularly veterans, to become independent, contributing members of our community through housing, healthcare, and restorative services.
The Servant Center is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at The Servant Center is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.
DISABILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Through this program our disability specialists assist clients who are un- and under- insured, at-risk of homelessness or experiencing homelessness to apply for both SSI and SSDI benefits. This is an important step in helping them improve their lives by securing access to medical care and often access to housing. We utilize SAMSHA's SOAR model for those who are eligible.
HOUSING THE HOMELESS
The Servant Center steps up to meet gaps in the needs of the community by offering a continuum of services to veterans and those with disabilities who are at risk for, or experiencing homelessness. Services provided includes benefit assistance, transitional housing, permanent housing, and housing stability services.
The AmeriCorps Partnership to End Homelessness, a program of The Servant Center, exists to provide services and hope to Guilford County neighbors experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk for homelessness. Approximately 30 members serve in 13 sites to meet housing, employment, and food insecurity needs.
87% MOVED TO PERMANENT HOUSING, AND 93% EXITED THE PROGRAM WITH INCOME.
RAPID REHOUSING IS A NEW PROGRAM THAT WAS DEVELOPED IN FEBRUARY 2019 AND HAS ALREADY HOUSED 4 FAMILIES.
89% MAINTAINED PERMANENT HOUSING AND 94% HAD INCOME.
SUBMITTED 205 CLAIMS WITH A 62% APPROVAL RATE
Disability Assistance Program
47 CLAIMS SUBMITTED WITH A 54% APPROVAL RATE
SERVED 397 VETERANS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS OR POVERTY
“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”
We are looking to hire a full time AmeriCorps Program Director within our organization.
The AmeriCorps Program Director is responsible for the overall planning and execution of the AmeriCorps program.
AmeriCorps Grant Oversight
Maintain sound organizational management and documentation systems and practices compliant with federal laws and regulations, Corporation for National and Community Service and the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service
Collect, analyze and report data in relation to stated performance measures
Utilize data to make ongoing improvements to strengthen the program
Participate in managing the budget for the program, working cooperatively with the Executive Director and Director of Operations to plan for and manage program funds
Develop and maintain a system for tracking member hours and keep members apprised monthly of their position relative to completing their hours on schedule
Plan and participate in skill and knowledge-building educational opportunities that promote professional growth
Member Management and Support
Utilize sound human resource and inclusion practices and principles to recruit, enroll and retain diverse AmeriCorps members
Ensure members are performing activities in accordance with Corporation rules and guidelines, including timesheets
Provide members with written agreements outlining program requirements and expectations
Collect mid-year and end-of-year member performance evaluations from site supervisors
Update member and site supervisor handbooks
Conduct scheduled and unscheduled supervision of the members
Develop and manage a system of member recognition
Guide AmeriCorps members in coordinating projects to benefit the homeless community on a monthly basis
Site Management and Support
Ensure site accountability to the program expectations and requirements
Develop strong relationships with the Continuum of Care and support the overall goal to reduce and end homelessness locally
Educate site supervisors about AmeriCorps, their responsibilities and the rules and regulations of the program including prohibited activities
Facilitate site visits at least quarterly
Develop and facilitate and comprehensive member training plan, designed to ensure that members receive the federal, state and program required trainings and maintain appropriate documentation
Coordinate monthly training's to increase the knowledge and skills of the AmeriCorp members
Organize and prepare materials for training
This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Competencies and Qualifications
Builds relationships throughout the community to grow and strengthen the Partnership to End Homelessness program
Sets and maintains high performance standards for self and others that support the organization and program
Develops relationships to enhance and contribute to organizational and program effectiveness
Knowledge of AmeriCorps
Knowledge of the issue of homelessness
Ability to read, understand and implement federal policy
Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field
2-3 years of experience managing volunteers
2-3 years of experience managing a complex program (preferably government program)
Experience working with multiple organizations
Microsoft including Word, Outlook and Excel
E-grants and On-Corps experience a plus
Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. No phone calls please.
CONTACT THE SERVANT CENTER
1417 Glenwood Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403, USA