The Salvation Army

AmeriCorps - Out of School Time Counselors - IBGC

Job Locations US-NJ-Newark
Job ID
2021-7587
Category
Youth Work
Compensation Min
USD $198.92/Wk.
Compensation Max
USD $198.92/Wk.
Type
Temporary Part-Time

Overview

What is AmeriCorps?

 

The Salvation Army’s (TSA) AmeriCorps Program has been serving the Newark Community for 12 years with sites in the South and East wards of Newark, NJ and Orange, NJ.  TSA’s AmeriCorps Program is recruiting for our service opportunities at The Salvation Army Ironbound Boys and Girls Club of Newark (IBGC).  AmeriCorps Members’ service will support The Salvation Army Ironbound Boys and Girls Club priority outcomes areas of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character, and Citizenship.

 

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, health, and disaster relief. AmeriCorps members serve directly with organizations and nonprofits to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges.

 

Members do not receive an hourly wage; they receive a stipend/living allowance of $397.84 bi-weekly.  Members complete a term of 300 hours of service over the course of 12 weeks. Upon successful completion of the term, members earn an educational award worth $1,311.11.

Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • AmeriCorps Members serve as Out of School Time Counselors
  • AmeriCorps Members will lead/support implementation of learning and recreational activities under the supervision of the Site Supervisor
  • AmeriCorps Members will work to develop the social-emotional health of the youth served, strengthen academic skills and develop a higher degree of academic engagement
  • AmeriCorps Members will supervise program participants-observing all health and safety protocols
  • AmeriCorps Members will receive training and professional development in preparation for their term of service

Location: The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Newark, 11 Providence Street, Newark, NJ 07105

Anticipated start Date: Ongoing

IBGC Program Dates:

  • 2020-2021 School Year: Present - June 25, 2021
    • Shifts: Flexible 5 hour shifts between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM
    • If/When in person instruction resumes: all shifts are 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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  • 2021 Summer: June 28 - August 6, 2021
    • Shift: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
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Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e., Green Card status), and persons legally residing within a state
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old
  • High School Diploma, GED, or working towards same; proof of status required
  • Successful passage of a National Service Criminal History Check, which includes an FBI criminal background check with fingerprints, applicable state background checks, and an NSOPW check (no cost to applicant)
  • Negative TB and COVID-19 test results (within 10 days of start date)
  • Ability to stand for 5-hour shifts

 

Benefits of Service:

  • Living Allowance- $397.84 bi-weekly
  • Education Award- $1, 311,11- to pay for college or trade school expenses, or to repay qualified student loans, loan deferment and interest forbearance on qualified student loans
  • Professional Development
  • Ability to serve 4 terms of service (lifetime maximum)
  • National Alumni Network
  • Positions are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Access to network of Employers of National Service
  • Tuition matching for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award and Priority points for admission consideration for AmeriCorps alumni through Schools of National Service Initiative

 

How to Apply:

 

Interested candidates should email AmeriCorps Program Manager, Wendy Cubano, wendy.cubano@use.salvationarmy.org, Subject Line: AmeriCorps OST Counselor IBGC to receive an application.

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