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Youth Employment Program Team Leader (AmeriCorps)

Position Title: Youth Employment Program Team Leader (AmeriCorps)

Project Sponsor: Educational Service District 112 http://www.esd112.org/ywp, Vancouver, WA

Service Dates: June 15, 2009 - November 20, 2009

Position Summary: During the summer months, the Youth Employment Program Team Leader will assist Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) and Workforce staff to supervise a team of up to 12 youth (ages 14-24) in landscaping and horticulture work at various VHA sites around Vancouver. Team members will ideally be VHA residents who will directly benefit from the work they do for their community. Work projects will provide safe, sustainable landscaping environments for a variety of housing and public green spaces, and may include planting, weeding, pruning, and gardening, with emphasis on native plants, water use, and other environmental concerns. The Youth Employment Program Team Leader will promote a good work ethic and provide support to the youth to facilitate good employment habits for the future.

Following the Summer Youth Employment Program, the position will assist Workforce staff in researching Best Practices of successful youth workforce programs throughout the United States, obtain materials and information, and prepare overview documents.

Member Benefits Include:

1. A total taxable living allowance (before taxes) of $6,035.00.

2. Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members/leaders receive an education award of $2,362.50. The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans, for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used.

3. Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable).

4. Basic medical insurance (covers members only, not dependents; vision and dental not included).

5. Child care allowance for those who qualify.

6. We can assist the member in finding low cost housing.

Contact Info: Questions? Contact Amanda Green at 509-395-3465 or [email protected]. Visit http://mtadamscenter.org/open-positions.cfm to read full position description and to apply.