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DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps

Company: AmeriCorps
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps

DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps members build relationships with young people and support them in developing skills, connection, and confidence in their learning. They create opportunities for young people to set goals, drive their own solutions, make decisions, fail, learn and grow. In short, they meet young people where they're at and support them to get where they want to go. For 10 months, DIAL/SELF members gain practical experience and build leadership skills that transfer across careers and vocations, particularly those related to education, youth work, nonprofits, social work, and community work. The three elements of DIAL/SELF's AmeriCorps program are: +On-site youth work. +Team service project with fellow members. +Weekly training for professional and personal development. Participants in the DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps program earn a Compensation Package of up to $24,695 (The package includes a stipend of up to $17,800 and an Education Award of up to $6,895). Members are provided with health care and child care if needed, and they're often eligible for other food and heat assistance, as well. Additionally, the service schedule accommodates personal and sick days. Ultimately, members often find the greatest benefits of the program come through gaining practical skills, making connections that lead to future opportunities, and collaborating with fellow members and the community. DIAL/SELF encourages people of all backgrounds and social identities to apply! DIAL/SELF makes reasonable accommodations for service and interviews. Currently, we are accepting applications for the 2023-2024 AmeriCorps term that starts August 24, 2023. The application deadline is 06/01/2023. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by that date for a higher chance of being matched with the program.

Member Duties : DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps Members serve in a school or at a local nonprofit. They develop relationships with young people and support them in building skills, connection, and confidence in themselves as learners. Members are trained to use the conversational skills of "motivational interviewing" to help young people set learning goals and activate the resources they can use to achieve them. Additionally, members come together for weekly trainings and team service project activities. The team service project is a member-led collaboration between members and their communities. Weekly workshops cover topics such as: youth work best practices, multiple intelligences, restorative practices, equity and inclusion, trauma-informed care, civic engagement, asset-based community development, and conflict resolution. AmeriCorps Members are prohibited from serving hours for: general fundraising, assisting religious orgs, promoting political views, union activity, or supporting abortion services.

Program Benefits : Training , Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage , Education award upon successful completion of service .

Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development , Education , Housing , Neighborhood Revitalization , Children/Youth , Homelessness .

Skills :
Community Organization , Social Services , Sense of Humor , Conflict Resolution , Communications , Writing/Editing , Recruitment , Team Work , Fine Arts/Crafts , Education , Public Speaking , Youth Development , Leadership , Counseling , Computers/Technology , Teaching/Tutoring .

Keywords: AmeriCorps, Boston , DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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