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DeltaCorps Member Position Description

Central Arkansas Planning and Development District (CAPDD)

DeltaCorps Member Service Position Title: Central Arkansas DeltaCorps Service Member

Service Location: Arkansas Workforce Center at Brinkley

                                                405 West 4th Street; Brinkley, AR 72021

                 Site Supervisor/Title: Shawntel Brown, Business Services/Special Projects Coordinator, 501-730-9868 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Service Position Summary:

The DeltaCorps member will be helping to further the Economic Opportunity Focus Area by coordinating with already dedicated community partner nonprofit agencies to offer financial literacy and healthy homes training in Lonoke, Monroe and Prairie Counties in Central Arkansas. He/She will also share some of that training with the community and coordinate and organize at least 2 community events to promote the dissemination of financial literacy and healthy homes information to the Delta audience. The community partner nonprofit agencies will teach the DeltaCorps member some of the homeowner/financial literacy training (to share with the community), conduct some of the training themselves and participate in events to promote these services. The DeltaCorps member will coordinate with the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area to promote employment outcomes through Partnerships and Self-Guided Discovery, new programs to be developed by the member. These new programs will be offered in Lonoke, Monroe and Prairie Counties, and should target a total of 428 people in those counties. The program intention is to provide free classes related to financial literacy, health homes and job placement to help elevate persons in poverty through education.

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Organize and coordinate financial literacy and healthy homes training. This includes contacting the facility, coordinating set up, start and end times, creating promotional materials, and registering participants for training
  • Organize and coordinate 2 community events to promote healthy homes and financial literacy training. One of these will include a Reality Fair that will consist of informational booths for the available trainings and currently available employment opportunities in the area
  • Implement and teach Self-Guided Discovery (SGD) programming and classes for individuals that need assistance in securing employment and developing employable skills
  • Provide consultation to selected participants in SGD on the availability of academic, educational and vocational opportunities and the skill development that is required to enter the work force
  • Provide a traditional sequence of intensive, training and follow-up services such as group and individual consultation, job readiness, occupational skill training, skill upgrading, job placement and employment retention, financial literacy and healthy homes to participants of SGD
  • Assist participants to access a wide range of supportive services through SGD that will enable them to fulfill employment and career goals
  • Develop and maintain participant files for SGD to assure compliance with the Delta Regional Authority (
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with the employer community for SGD participants as well as for financial literacy and healthy homes training
  • Implement a continuous monitoring of the participant’s service plan in SGD to ensure that it is adequate to meet the participant’s needs, interests and goals and modified; and to help demonstrate committed performance measures to DRA
  • Maintain contact with participants in SGD throughout their active participation and during the follow-up period to directly assist participants in finding employment and being placed in a job.
  • Prepare and submit reports to management as required to comply with grant objectives
  • Conduct/Organize outreach activities and workshops related to grant goals: financial literacy; healthy homes; job readiness; and reality fair

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  1. Appropriate experience in the delivery of people oriented services.
  2. Computer literate and the ability to generate professional documents via Microsoft Office
  3. Good work ethics, including self-motivation, the ability to work with little supervision and the ability to complete tasks as scheduled.
  4. Good communication skills: both oral and written.  
  5. Must be willing to provide information required to establish eligibility as an AmeriCorps Participant including:

(1) (i) Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service; or (ii) Be an out-of-school youth 16 years of age at the commencement of service participating in a program described in § 2522.110(b)(3) or (g);

(2)(i) Have a high school diploma or its equivalent; or (ii) Not have dropped out of elementary or secondary school to enroll as an AmeriCorps participant and must agree to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to using the education award; or (iii) Obtain a waiver from the Corporation of the requirements in paragraphs (a)(2)(i) and (a)(2)(ii) of this section based on an independent evaluation secured by the program demonstrating that the individual is not capable of obtaining a high school diploma or its equivalent; or (iv) Be enrolled in an institution of higher education on an ability to benefit basis and be considered eligible for funds under section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 ( 20 U.S.C. 1091);

(3) Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States;

(4) Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria pursuant to 45 CFR 2540.202.

Academic and Experience Qualifications:

  • Must be 17 years of age at commencement of service
  • Must hold high school diploma or equivalency.

Commitment Required: This position will require a 12 month commitment beginning September 18, 2017 and ending September 18, 2018. The Service Member will be required to complete a total of 1,700 hours of service by serving 40 hours per week. Hours will be 8am – 4:30pm with some evening hours anticipated for workshops and project fulfillment.

Member Evaluation: Member will be expected to complete a bi-weekly time report including a foreword facing dashboard, monthly data reports and quarterly narrative reports. Member will be evaluated on a 30 day, 6 months, and end of project evaluation.

Training:

  • CAPDD will provide any necessary site specific training to prepare the member for service. This may include volunteer management training, leading events/public speaking training, or other professional development training necessary.
  • CAPDD will provide orientation to DeltaCorps members.
  • CAPDD will provide professional development required training for member, including SGD.

AmeriCorps Program Benefits:

The stipend is $12,630 for 12 months for 40 hours per week, medical insurance provided, as well as student loan deferment.

The Full-Time Member will receive the following benefits:

  1. A bi-weekly taxable living stipend in the amount of $485.77 while the Member is serving.
  2. Health care insurance, if the Member qualifies for coverage. The Member has a right to waive this benefit.
  3. A childcare allowance to be provided directly to the provider, if the Member qualifies for the allowance, in accordance with the policies of the CNCS.
  4. Mileage and travel reimbursement will also be provided.

Upon the successful completion of 1700 hours and the terms of service, the Member will receive a Segal Education Award in the amount of $5,815 from the National Service Trust.

Interested candidates may forward a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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