Sitka AmeriCorps Program Member
Sitka AmeriCorps Program
About the organization
The Sitka School District AmeriCorps Program is designed to address the negative impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) prevalent in rural communities by increasing resiliency. The program accomplishes this goal through the formation of developmental relationships and enrichment activities.
Sitka AmeriCorps members serve in public schools and area social service non-profits to provide classroom support, adult education, resiliency mentoring, mental health skills, environmental conservation, enrichment activities and capacity building.
The Sitka AmeriCorps Program oversees a consortium of fifteen to eighteen (15-18) partner host-sites.
The majority lack the resources, organizational infrastructure, and support necessary to address effectively the needs of the community. The community of Sitka, particularly its non- profit and school based organizations, relies on AmeriCorps members to provide much needed support to Sitka youth. We do this through relationship focused interventions through a variety of strategies.
Through relationship building interventions, the Sitka AmeriCorps Program strives to break the cycle of trauma and activate human potential in a variety of settings. The Sitka AmeriCorps Program has a unique role to play, because our members serve where families and youth intersect with the broader community.
The Sitka AmeriCorps Program supports twenty (20) AmeriCorps members who will deliver a series of relationship-based interventions designed to build resilience and offset the negative effects of ACES through a range of strategies. These interventions include: (1). Academic Support; (2). Mentoring; (3). Mental health and Life Skills; (4) Enrichment Activities; and (5). Capacity Building.
Qualifications vary based on needs of the host site. However, the below qualifications apply to all positions with Sitka AmeriCorps Program:
Member will undergo National Criminal History Check as outlined in 45 CFR §2522.202.
• Member must have a college degree
• Interest in working with at-risk youth.
• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, maintain student confidentiality meet schedules and deadlines, read/interpret/apply rules.
● Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service
● Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
● Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
● Clearance of National Service Criminal History Check
TERM OF SERVICE
• The program offers 1200 hour positions (9-10 months) and 1700 hour (12 months) (minimum) positions both of which are full time service.
• Member has sufficient opportunity to fulfill the term of service including holidays, time off, and missed hours.
Living Allowance supplied monthly
Contact email: [email protected]
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