Monday, June 19, 2017

AmeriCorps Position Open - Healthy Homes Project Lead

Help people make their home into a healthier space!

We are seeking a committed, passionate person to help lead our Healthy Homes Program! Thurston County Healthy Homes Program helps people reduce their exposure to toxics, asthma triggers, mold, and other housing-related health risks. Local residents invite trained volunteers into their homes to provide these optional Healthy Homes Visits.

The AmeriCorps member will serve in the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department. Eligible applicants must be between the ages of 18-25. Position begins September 1 and comes with a living stipend of $1,195 a month, a bus pass, student loan forbearance or deferment, eligibility for basic health insurance, and an AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,775 upon successful completion of the program.  To learn more about AmeriCorps visit the Washington Service Corps website.

The Healthy Homes Project Lead will:
- Organize and complete the Healthy Homes volunteer training.
- Conduct Healthy Homes Visits for local residents and childcare facilities.
- Provide follow-up contacts, and other program services.
- Manage program volunteers including recruitment, scheduling and tracking hours.
- Create partnerships with local healthcare providers.
- Develop volunteer support and recognition events.
- Develop creative and innovative program outreach activities to engage the community.
- Collect, track, and analyze program data to evaluate program effectiveness and impact.
- Prepare quarterly reports.
- Occasionally assist department education staff with other outreach and evaluation activities.

Traits of the ideal candidate:
- Will be enthusiastic and embrace challenges, be professional and friendly, demonstrate commitment to workplace collaboration, and have the ability to establish and maintain professional demeanor in stressful situations. 
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with tact, diplomacy and clarity to multiple audiences.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, and adherence to legal and ethical requirements.
- Ability to organize, prioritize and coordinate work, research and prepare reports.
- Must be able to comply with a smoke-free and drug-free work environment, and pass child safety screening.
- Two years of college level course work. Solid computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Must possess a current and valid Washington driver's license within two months.
- Must be between the ages 18-25.

Apply through the AmeriCorps website. This opportunity closes on July 17 at 8:00 am Pacific Time, and is contingent on funding. For more information please contact Elisa Sparkman, Healthy Homes Program Coordinator at (360) 867-2579,

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