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Children, Youth, and Family Support VISTA

About Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities USA is a national organization that supports a network of 168 member agencies committed to reducing poverty in America through affordable housing, food and nutrition, integrated health, disaster relief, social enterprise and workforce development, and immigration services. The Family Strengthening Program will be supporting the “foundational services” of Catholic Charities by serving low-income individuals along the entire spectrum of life: children, youth, adults, elders, families, and communities. The goal of the program is to develop the resources needed to reduce family poverty and build capacity in local Catholic Charities agencies that provide an assortment of services to children, youth, and families.

Duties

Please note this is a year of service position through AmeriCorps. In addition to strengthening communities, the VISTA will grow the capacity for children, youth, and family programs across the Catholic Charities network and equip them to meet the needs of families in their communities. They will provide resources and supplement the current Children, Youth & Families CCConnect group with more tools on evidence-based practices, trauma-informed approaches, youth development resources, and family poverty reduction. They will develop training and educational materials for distribution on youth development, pregnancy supports and adoption topics. Using CCUSA’s Children, Youth, and Families Annual Survey data the VISTA will create fact sheets, one-pagers, and resources. The VISTA will work to promote strategies and interventions that help reduce family poverty by developing training and educational materials for distribution and creating content through a two-generational approach, engaging both adults and children simultaneously in integrated services.

Qualifications

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours. Service Areas: Children/Youth, Community and Economic Development. Skills: Writing/Editing, Computers/Technology, Leadership, Non-Profit Management, General Skills, Youth Development, Community Organization, Teamwork, Communications, Social Services. Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA Program Start/End Date: 06/03/2024 - 06/02/2025 Work Schedule: Full Time Education level: College graduate, Social Work degree preferred Age Requirement: Minimum: 18 Maximum: None Program Location: VIRGINIA Washington/Baltimore Program Benefits: Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible, Training, Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Supplemental Benefit. *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits.

Application instructions

Please submit an application on the AmeriCorps.gov portal.

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