Haven House employs over a dozen full- and part-time staff to provide the best case management and support services to homeless families. See a list of current Haven House staff.
When staff positions become available, Haven House posts them here, as well as using a number of online job boards.
One of the best ways to start is by volunteering: many staff members began as volunteers with Haven House.
Michigan’s Campaign to End Homelessness
AmeriCorps Program Member Position Posting
Host Site: Haven House
Position: Outreach Specialist AmeriCorps Member
Type: Half-Time (20 hours/week minimum)
Duration: October 9, 2017 – October 5, 2018
a. AmeriCorps Members will receive a living stipend of $6,315 paid bi-weekly.
b. Members will receive an Educational Award of $2,907.50 upon successful completion of service.
c. AmeriCorps members are not considered employees of the program, the host site, nor of the government.
Michigan’s Campaign to End Homelessness (CTEH) AmeriCorps Program will support service providers by increasing their capacity to offer assistance to homeless and at-risk individuals and families. Specifically, the AmeriCorps members in the CTEH program will provide services that will increase an individual’s self-sufficiency in the area of income and life skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Additional Member Activities:
- Conduct intakes for the MSHMIS screen process and VI-SPDAT
- Maintain regular contact with other local service providers to make appropriate referrals for clients
- Provide housing information and access to services to those on the streets and not engaged in care
- Link/coordinate with resource specialists for housing resources
- Gather and disperse food and clothing donations to clients
- Link and provide information to mainstream services and benefits (Medicaid, SSI/SSDI, Section 8, TANF, etc.)
- Generate information materials for clients, such as newsletters/pamphlets/etc.
- Provide follow-up services to outreach clients
- Meet in-person with unsheltered families to create a housing plan, establish source of income, create a budget and goals
- Provide transportation to agency appointments and landlord meetings
- Practice shelter diversion
- Create policy for filling shelter space utilizing prioritization of need, family composition and size of family
- Attend staff meetings
- Recruit and train a minimum of 25 volunteers during the term of service
- Attend member orientation, monthly CTEH conference calls, webinars, and other events related to CTEH service
- Attend Michigan’s AmeriCorps Member Celebration
- Attend Michigan’s AmeriCorps Signature Service Project
- Attend the program’s regional, mid-year, and end-of-year trainings
- Plan and implement a service project for a CNCS sponsored national day of service which helps to address homelessness in their community
- Submit quarterly reports by the appropriate deadlines with all necessary information provided
- Ability to work with a diverse population
- Ability to maintain and set boundaries
- Ability to listen carefully, ask pertinent questions and retain verbally transmitted information
- Ability to work independently and as a team member
- Ability to effectively communicate needs and concerns with supervisor
- Organizational and prioritization skills
- Knowledge of programs for the homeless
- Willingness to learn and share new ideas
- Effectively advocate for clients with agencies and landlords
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or a lawful, permanent resident of the U.S. and provide a copy of a birth certificate, passport or permanent resident card to prove citizenship;
- Have completed of some college or comparable work experience;
- Must be able to complete a full term of service (one year)
- Pass the following criminal history checks: State of Michigan, DHS Central Registry Clearance, FBI fingerprinting, and National Sex Offender Registry;
- Have a car or be able to arrange reliable transportation to and from service site and multiple mandatory training sessions in Lansing;
- Possess proficiency with word processing software and email;
- Be able to interact respectfully with individuals from diverse socio-economic backgrounds
Please submit resume and cover letter to Meghan Rhoades, site supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org and to Kelli Beavers, program director, at email@example.com.