Help us “Get Things Done” AmeriCorp position available!

  • Posted on April 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm

 St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program and the Pierce County Partnership for Youth have been awared an AmeriCorp position.  We are recruiting eligible candidates, the deadline to apply is June 10, 2011.  Please share this announcement with anyone who might be interested!   Application:  Member application Northwoods Coalition FINAL 2011-2012.

The SCVRJP position would promote the mission of the Pierce County Partnership for Youth and support programs at SCVRJP.

AmeriCorps, often referred to as a domestic Peace Corps, places individuals within communities to give a year of their life to serving others. Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps places members with host site coalitions throughout the State of Wisconsin to help “Get Things Done”. The ultimate goal of this proposal is to strengthen the capacity of coalitions and achieve positive outcomes related to the reduction and prevention of substance abuse among youth statewide. To reach this goal Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps will place members in multiple coalitions across Wisconsin to support out-of-school time activities and other evidence-based approaches to prevent youth substance use.Applicants for AmeriCorps member positions must be willing to serve for 10-12 months (1700 hours minimum), averaging approximately 35- 40 hours a week. Members must also be able to handle the financial commitment made by accepting the position. Applicants must be 21 years of age by September 2011, possess a high school diploma or GED/HSED and agree to a criminal background check and Department of Motor Vehicles check.

Members receive a living allowance of approximately $465 (gross) every two weeks over their term of service, along with medical healthcare insurance (premium paid by Marshfield Clinic), free service gear, free childcare (if qualified) and vacation time. Upon successful completion of the term of service, members receive a $5,500 educational award. Educational awards can be used for loan repayment, future schooling costs and special educational opportunities. Members have the option of serving up to two terms (3,400 hours) and earning $11,000 in educational awards. Members have up to seven years to utilize educational awards.

Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps members are overseen by host site supervisors and provided with regular support and direction from the Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps program manager and staff.

Members will have numerous opportunities for travel, conferences and trainings. Events for the 2011-2012 program years will include a member orientation, program kickoff, midterm training, end of year celebration and more. Host sites may provide additional training opportunities based on need and availability.

For more information contact:

Brian Blahnik, Program Manager

(800) 782-8581, Ext. 18403

blahnik.brian@marshfieldclinic.org

 

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