The United Way of El Paso County is an independent, locally governed and community-supported nonprofit agency that is focused on identifying and making a measurable change in four areas: Education, Basic Needs, Health and Financial Stability through funding, advocacy, creating collaborative partnerships, and developing volunteer resources. The organization, which has been in El Paso for more than 95 years, focuses on creating long-term, lasting change to make El Paso a better community for everyone. United Way also serves as the manager/fiscal agent for the city, county and state employee campaigns.
Unite and mobilize the El Paso community around focused effort that:
- connects our most vulnerable to basic needs,
- closes educational achievement gaps,
- promotes lifelong financial stability for all El Pasoans,
- and connects people with opportunities to give, advocate, and volunteer.
El Paso County is the premier multi-cultural community in which to raise a family.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The AmeriCorps PAT member contributes to the achievement of United Way of El Paso County’s mission, vision, goals within the education impact area by addressing a key strategy: home visitation, and serve as a main source of resources and referrals for families. The PAT AmeriCorps Member’s responsibility is to successfully implement the Parents as Teachers program, an evidence-based early childhood home visitation framework that builds strong communities, thriving families and children who are healthy, safe and ready to learn.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Delivers essential programmatic functions of the AmeriCorps PAT program to include:
- Preparing for and conducting bi-weekly and monthly personal visits with families in El Paso County
- Completing developmental screenings on children enrolled in the program
- Working with assigned AmeriCorps Resource Navigator to identify family needs, set goals and make appropriate referrals to community resources
- Participating in recruitment and presentation events within current and potential partnerships
Delivers essential logistical functions of the AmeriCorps PAT program to include:
- Reporting regularly to Site Supervisor and Program Supervisor
- Completing and submitting timesheets and leave requests on a regular basis
- Contributing to program recruitment, promotion and acquisition of in-kind donations for relevant activities
- Serving at least 20% families from Host Site
- Implementing the Parents as Teachers Curriculum with a minimum of 15 - 18 families
- Maintaining documentation of every home visit for recordkeeping purposes and meeting programmatic deadlines
- Providing mentorship and shadowing opportunities for first time AmeriCorps, upon request and guidance of the Parent Educator Team Lead
- Assisting AmeriCorps in tracking and entering performance measures into data management systems
- Must be a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien
- Must be at least 18 years of age on or before September 1, 2020.
- Must be able to communicate proficiently in English and in Spanish
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED*
- Associates Degree or 60 college hours preferred in Health, Education or Social Work
- Must be competent in web browsing, emailing, quality data and quantity data entries, and Microsoft Office Programs
- Must maintain a valid driver’s license, insurance and vehicle
- Must have a minimum of two years’ previous supervised experience working or volunteering with young children and/or families
- This position involves recurring access to vulnerable populations: children age 17 or younger, persons age 60 and older, and/or individuals with disabilities. Criminal history checks will be performed and results from the checks will determine Member selection.
- Must be able to serve a flexible schedule with the possibility of early morning, evening, and weekend to complete a minimum of 1700 hours for the duration of the service year
LIVING ALLOWANCE AND BENEFITS
AmeriCorps Member PAT Long-Serving Parent Educator will receive (upon successful completion of program requirements):
- A living allowance of $14, 779.16 distributed bi-monthly throughout program year
- For the amount of the education award the individual may receive upon successful completion of the term of service is included and accurate with the current rate ($6, 195 for FT members)
- A health insurance plan and SNAP eligibility
*Eligible AmeriCorps Members may apply to receive childcare benefits
UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
● Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
● Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
● Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
● Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
● Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.