Build corps service site responsibilities

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A description of the responsibilities of service sites participating in the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky's Build Corps AmeriCorps program.

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Build corps service site responsibilities

  1. 1. Build Corps Service Site Responsibilities
  2. 2. Service Site Responsibilities <ul><li>Pay site match of $6,350 per Member by Oct. 15, 2012. At least 35% must come from non-federal funds. For any federal funds used, sites must obtain a letter from the granting authority stating that the money may be used to partially match hosting an AmeriCorps Member. </li></ul><ul><li>Assign a supervisor who will provide at least 40 hours of direct supervision per month. Supervisor must attend a training on June 21 or July 10, 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>Train Members to perform duties in HHCK-approved position description. Refrain from assigning duties outside this position description. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Service Site Responsibilities <ul><li>Communicate with HHCK regarding Member performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Support Member development and participation in AmeriCorps activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Comply with HHCK regulations and reporting requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Refrain from hiring AC Member until after Member has completed his/her one year commitment to the Build Corps program. </li></ul><ul><li>Reimburse Member’s travel if use of personal vehicle is required for site. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What HHCK will provide to members… <ul><li>An annual taxable living allowance of $12,100. </li></ul><ul><li>Health care for full-time Members. </li></ul><ul><li>Childcare assistance, if eligible. </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance in securing post-service education award of $5,550. </li></ul><ul><li>Reimbursement for travel, lodging, and meals for HHCK required training and service projects. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What HHCK will provide to members… <ul><li>Workers’ Compensation coverage. </li></ul><ul><li>An orientation to the program that will include an overview of homelessness and housing issues, disaster preparedness, psychological first aid, and basic construction site safety and case management. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional training opportunities throughout the year. </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Member support. </li></ul>
  6. 6. AmeriCorps Member Responsibilities <ul><li>Complete at least 1700 hours of service. (No more than 20% may be spent on HHCK-required activities.) </li></ul><ul><li>Perform activities described in position description. </li></ul><ul><li>Track data pertaining to program goals. Report monthly to HHCK. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in all HHCK required trainings, events, and calls. </li></ul><ul><li>Along with regional team, conduct a disaster preparedness service project(s). </li></ul>
  7. 7. We look for service sites that… <ul><li>Design quality Member roles that meet a need in the community, are aligned with our program’s objectives, and do not displace employees or volunteers. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide quality training and support to their Members. </li></ul><ul><li>Designate a supportive, approachable supervisor to guide and mentor the Member and communicate with HHCK about Member progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Are able to meet the site match requirement. </li></ul><ul><li>Are supportive of Member’s participation in AmeriCorps activities. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Quality member roles… <ul><li>Are comprised of direct service activities that address a real need in the community and are designed to have a lasting impact on clients and the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Members with an opportunity to develop new skills and grow professionally. </li></ul><ul><li>Are aligned with our program’s objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build, renovate , or weatherize low-income housing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist clients in finding or keeping safe, decent, affordable housing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Train community members in disaster preparedness. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist community members with disaster recovery. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Activities that should be kept to a minimum: <ul><li>Making deliveries. </li></ul><ul><li>Stocking food pantry or clothes closet. </li></ul><ul><li>Supplying emergency assistance (clothing, food, diapers, etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>Processing heating assistance applications (unless the assistance is necessary for a person to obtain permanent or transitional housing or to keep the person from losing existing housing). </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising and grant writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Performing clerical duties. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Member Recruitment <ul><li>Service sites are primarily responsible for recruiting their own AmeriCorps Members. </li></ul><ul><li>HHCK will assist by forwarding applications received through the AmeriCorps website. </li></ul><ul><li>Sites review applications, interview candidates, and recommend their top choices to HHCK. Build Corps program staff will then conduct a group interview and either approve or reject the service site’s recommended candidate. When possible, sites should send more than one candidate to the group interview. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Build Corps Service Sites: Our most valuable partners in making this program a success!

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