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AmeriCorps Jobsite Assistant

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  • Job Title:  AmeriCorps Job Site Assistant                                                                                      FLSA Status:  Exempt

    Department:  ReSOURCE YouthBuild
    Reports to: 
    YouthBuild Job Site Supervisor

    Position Overview

    ReSOURCE is an innovative non-profit dedicated to environmental stewardship, educational training and economic opportunities.  ReSOURCE’S YouthBuild program is affiliated with YouthBuild USA and provides youth between the ages of 16 and 24 with job skills, leadership training, and an opportunity to complete their secondary education.  The primary duties of this position are to support the affordable housing construction and weatherization services of the program.  This position will also work with the AmeriCorps Community Partnership Coordinator to coordinate community service activities for the YouthBuild program. This full time (40 hours a week) position reports to the YouthBuild Job Site Supervisor.

     

    This position is expected to work some evenings, overnights and weekends.

    Goal of Position

    Support the affordable housing construction and weatherization services of the program.

    Support affordable housing and poverty relief generally through completion of projects and products connected to housing projects and reuse operations.

    Provide leadership, training, and support for YouthBuild partners in the area of community service and leadership.

    Support the mission of ReSOURCE.

    Essential Functions

    Ability to stand and bend throughout the work day.

    Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds through the work day and up to 200 pounds using a hand truck.

    Ability to safely use hand and power tools.

    Ability to read, write and perform simple math to complete paperwork and customer transactions.

    Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

    Ability to communicate effectively with customers and staff in English.

    Ability to work independently without direct supervision.

    Ability to handle multiple priorities and complete tasks on time.

    Ability to arrive for work on time and maintain acceptable attendance.

    Ability to concentrate and think through given responsibilities.

    Ability to learn new and innovative ways to help ReSOURCE support its mission.

    Ability to work in a fast pace, high energy environment.

    Position Responsibilities

    Maintain safe worksite and ensure safety by following and enforcing all ReSOURCE and OSHA safety policies and regulations.

    Role model professionalism for partners, trainees and volunteers.

    Together with the Community Partnership Coordinator plan and facilitate weekly community service opportunities for YouthBuild partners.

    Train and support YouthBuild partners in the woodshop; evaluate and recognize Partner and trainee progress.

    Utilize and involve trainees and volunteers to enhance poverty relief and training goals; evaluate volunteer work; recognize and reward volunteers

    Serve as public ambassador for ReSOURCE, YouthBuild and AmeriCorps.

    Participate in ReSOURCE, YouthBuild and AmeriCorps training, service projects, and other activities.

    Evaluate progress made in achieving the program’s goals; report on progress in two quarterly updates and a final report for ReSOURCE YouthBuild and YouthBuild USA.

    Other duties as assigned

     

    Other Responsibilities

    Participate in ReSOURCE staff meetings and events.

    Maintain a Safe Workplace

    Listen to staff members and partners and work together to establish safe work practices in compliance with ReSOURCE and OSHA standards.

    Ensure staff and partners have, are trained in, and correctly use appropriate personal protective equipment.

    Work with the HR Manager to identify and correct hazards before accidents occur.

    Investigate all accidents and create ways to prevent them from happening again.

    Hold regular meetings with staff and partners where safety issues are discussed and problems are identified and solved.

     

    Skills and Abilities Required

    Skilled at taking initiative, problem solving, and working independently to be able to develop and implement volunteer program.

    Skilled at building interpersonal relationships, to work effectively as part of a team.

    Strong verbal skills, to communicate effectively with staff and trainees.

    Skilled at written communication, to develop program materials and reports.

    Dependable and able to maintain positive attitude, to fulfill commitment to year of service.

    Committed to the concept of national service and to making a difference in his/her community.

    Basic computer literacy, to be able to produce program materials and track volunteer hours.

    Able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks as assigned.

    Experienced with power and hand tools and working with wood.

    Committed to maintaining a safe worksite.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Experience leading others

    Significant volunteer experience

    Excellent communication and presentation skills

    Experience teaching

    Ability to relate to and be a model for young people in the program

    U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.

    Benefits:

    Community Partnership AmeriCorps members receive a living stipend, an education award of $5,550, and health insurance if they are not already covered.  They may also qualify for a child care allowance.  Other benefits include loan deferment, professional training, valuable networking opportunities, working with a dedicated team of AmeriCorps members and staff, and making a real difference.

     

    We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  Reasonable accommodations are available on request.

     

     

     

    General sign-off:  The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies.

     

    I have read and understand this explanation and job description.

     

     

     

    Signature: _________________________________________________   Date: _______________________

     

     

    To apply for this job email your details to plinskey@resourcevt.org

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