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Current Opportunities – Detail

Position:
AmeriCorps Fellow - Fostering Transitions
Campus:
Knoxville
Classification:
Exempt
Contact:
Amanda Streitmatter, astreitmatter@chail.org
Details:
Description: Works with the AmeriCorps Program Director and identified agency staff to facilitate the transition to adulthood for system dependent youth by helping them build self-esteem, increase/enhance daily living skills, enhance job readiness, identify and access appropriate community resources, learn skills needed to advocate for themselves and their unique needs and participate in vocational opportunities.

Degree Type/Experience: Minimum age 17 years old, High School diploma or the equivalent (or agrees to continue attending school during and after term of service to obtain diploma/GED before using educational award earned). Ability to pass a DCFS background check, physical exam and TB test.

Bi-weekly living allowance and educational award paid upon completion of hours, part-time and 1 year commitment required.

Desired Skills: Personal experience with residential placement, foster care, adolescent mental health and/or juvenile justice systems desired. Ability to work independently and as a team member; demonstrate maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.
Date Posted:
4/3/2014
To Apply:

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Peoria, IL 61603

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