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"To those in our community that have embraced human capital in the form of volunteerism, civic engagement and leadership - THANK YOU! The members continue to leave lasting impressions in the fabric of our youth and those they serve. Look for them- they are building strong communities."

--Robyn Afrik, former AmeriCorps Program Director

Jobs

Current Openings

Housing Resource Specialist (Half-Time - Contract)

The Housing Resource Specialist’s primary responsibilities will include direct service provision focused on assisting homeless and at-risk households with seeking and attaining housing stability. This will be achieved through screening, assessment, provision of financial assistance, case management support, referral, advocacy, follow-up and monitoring/evaluation. Interactions with program clients will occur primarily within the office environment, either over the phone, via email, or face to face meetings.

Ideal candidates will have:

Prior experience working in a human service organization, preferably with homeless and/or very income individuals, and/or have had personal experience with homelessness; prior experience with eligibility screening, assessment, and provision of case management; a thorough knowledge of Ottawa County housing and related helping resources and familiarity with a strength-based approach to case management. Candidates should also have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, an ability to work well with others, and demonstrated respect for persons of different cultures, backgrounds and circumstances. Candidates must be able to demonstrate advanced skills in MS Office, and also have a background in data entry and database management. The ideal candidate will also have Spanish language proficiency.   Attainment of a bachelor’s degree in social work of similar area of study is preferred.

This position will be contractual through Sept. 30, 2015, at which point it has the potential become a half-time or greater regular position with benefits.

Applications will be accepted through January 16, 2015. Please submit resumes and direct all inquiries to Mark Kornelis, Housing Director, mkornelis@goodsamministries.com

 

Faith in Youth - AmeriCorps Members

We are now recruiting full time AmeriCorps members to serve at our partner sites for the 2014-15 program year.

Our Faith in Youth AmeriCorps members serve at one of nine local, non-profit partners and provide one-on-one and group mentoring with the goal of improving mentee academic engagement. Members also recruit and train community mentors, develop the activities of the mentoring program, and work closely with local school systems.

For a full job description, click here.
For a copy of the application, click here.

Volunteers

Circles Allies Needed (Volunteer)

Circles helps low income families move from financial stability – where they are just getting by week to week– to financial mobility – where they are able to rise above poverty. Circles brings families of diverse incomes together in an effort to help low income families achieve their goal. Circle Allies are community members who believe Circle Leaders can achieve their goals. They build positive relationships with Circle Leaders and offer encouragement and support as the Leader works to achieve his or her economic aspirations.

For a full description of this opportunity, click here.
To see other volunteer opportunities, click here.

Good Samaritan Ministries
513 East 8th Street | Suite 25 | Holland, MI 49423
P: (616) 392-7159 | F: (616) 392-5889 | goodsam2@goodsamministries.com