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Mcc host site orientation

  1. 1. MCC*VISTA Host Site Orientation Rachel Klegon MCC*VISTA Program Manager
  2. 2. (Corporation for National and Community Service CNCS)
  3. 4. VISTA Principles <ul><li>Anti Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Community Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity Building </li></ul>
  4. 5. Capacity Building <ul><li>Tasks and activities to create, expand or strengthen systems or processes in order to increase an organization’s ability to function effectively and meet its mission. </li></ul><ul><li>When is direct service ok? </li></ul>
  5. 6. Focus Areas <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans and Military Families </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Futures </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Services </li></ul>
  6. 7. Education <ul><li>Support and Facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged people, especially children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve school readiness for economically disadvantaged young children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve educational and behavioural outcomes for students in low-achieving elementary, middle and high schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the preparation for prospects of success in post-secondary education institutions for economically disadvantaged students </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Supervisor’s roles/responsibilities <ul><li>Educate Community & Staff about VISTA </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure Adequate Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Develop VAD—Review, Revise, Utilize </li></ul><ul><li>Provide regular supervision, guidance and feedback to the VISTA </li></ul><ul><li>Provide regular feedback to the grant Program Manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisor Meetings & Conference Calls </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Supervisor’s roles/responsibilities <ul><li>Maintain oversight for the overall sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage & Provide Opportunities for the VISTA’s Personal and Professional Growth/ Find a Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Supervisor meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Support the integration of VISTAs into your organization and the community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be your VISTAS Greatest Support </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Involve Program Manager If. . . <ul><li>Getting close to using sick vacation days up (10 allowed for each) </li></ul><ul><li>Leave taken without approval </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioral problems after receiving written or verbal warnings </li></ul><ul><li>Change in Workplan </li></ul><ul><li>Change in address of VISTA or project site </li></ul><ul><li>Change in supervisor </li></ul>
  10. 11. What if the placement isn’t working out? <ul><li>Supervisor issues </li></ul><ul><li>VISTA Issues </li></ul>
  11. 12. VISTA Finances <ul><li>CNCS/MCC Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Living Allowance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Child Care (for VISTAs that qualify) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mileage Reimbursement (CNCS/MCC required events) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. VISTA Finances continued <ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Travel/Mileage </li></ul><ul><li>Student Loans </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Training </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware and responsive </li></ul>
  13. 14. VISTA: am I an employee or a volunteer? <ul><li>Use Workplan to stay on track </li></ul><ul><li>Follow same rules of conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Quick learning curve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>need to leave their legacy. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need recognition and feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ not getting rewarded with grades or money-need recognition” </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Reporting <ul><li>Quarterly reports </li></ul><ul><li>Send timely accomplishments and stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MNA Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CNCS monthly reports to DC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MCC website/ Monthly Feature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi Media </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Monitoring <ul><li>Site visits (2 per year) Quarterly Reports, Calls with VISTA Leader, 6 month review and End of the Year Evaluations, </li></ul><ul><li>Return phone calls in a timely manner </li></ul>
  16. 17. Training <ul><li>Pre Service Orientation, CNCS </li></ul><ul><li>On site Orientation, Campus </li></ul><ul><li>August 10- 12 training, MCC </li></ul><ul><li>November training, MCC </li></ul><ul><li>January training/Service Learning Institute, MCC. </li></ul><ul><li>March Training, MCC </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing professional development </li></ul><ul><li>End or Year Celebration, MCC </li></ul>
  17. 18. MCC Communication <ul><li>Weekly e-mails </li></ul><ul><li>Check in calls with VISTA Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly poverty conference calls </li></ul><ul><li>Provide support, resources and look for any concerns </li></ul>
  18. 19. Preparing for your VISTA <ul><li>Set aside first couple weeks for orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a welcoming workspace </li></ul><ul><li>Touch base with VISTA prior to PSO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confirm starting date/time, dress, parking, lunch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask VISTAs what they learned at PSO </li></ul>
  19. 20. TUTORIALS & TRAINING <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>VISTA Member Forms </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 21. RESOURCES <ul><li>VISTA member handbook, </li></ul><ul><li>VISTA Campus, </li></ul><ul><li>Rachel Klegon, Program Manager </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>VISTA Leader, [email_address] </li></ul>