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Center for People in Need is accepting applications for positions with the AmeriCorps program until positions are filled.

The Center has open positions for AmeriCorps members to join our team for the 2015-2016 grant year. AmeriCorps positions that are open include helping low income families with education and employment, computer training, job skills training, Citizenship & Immigration and teaching Adult ESL classes.

Citizenship & Immigration- Members will know and understand citizenship regulations and forms.  Members will screen potential applications for citizenship and immigration and complete all appropriate forms.  Members will gain and understand knowledge of all required documentation, processes, and computing of all information required to gain citizenship or immigration status.

Computer Training- Members will work in the Computer lab assisting clients who enter the lab at levels of little to no knowledge of computers to clients with advanced skills. Members will work one-on-one or with groups of clients, support the educational advancement of clients, teach computer classes as appropriate, complete appropriate paperwork, track client computer advancement, and help with homework.

Adult ESL Teacher - Members work in classrooms setting educating clients as they learn English as a Second Language. Members will keep accurate records of attendance, create materials for each class, and be responsibile for timesheets for clients. 

Best Plus Testing & Math Trainer- Members will individually administer, face to face oral interviewing with clients to assess what levels of English the client has.  Members will be trained and complete all ESL assessing and Citizenship assessing. Member will teach students at various levels of Math.

Job Training- Member will teach and provide instruction to individuals new to the United States.  Education provided will include community basic living skills such as: bill paying, home and food safety, roles of law enforcement, and advantages of employment. 

Members will receive a living allowance, educational award, deferment of government guaranteed student loans, paid health insurance and childcare for those who are qualified. To apply, come the Center for People in Need and fill out an application and return to Deb Daily.  For any questions please contact Audrey Jackson at 402-476-4357 Ext 206, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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The Center for People in Need seeks Construction Vocational Instructor for a Reentry Program serving those transitioning from prison to the community.

Details of the position are as follows:  

Position:         Entry level Construction Vocational Instructor

Reports To:    Reentry Program Coordinator   

 Position Overview: Construction Vocational Instructor will provide job-related education, to ex-offenders returning to the community. 

 Responsibilities:

·         Conduct orientation session for program participants

·         Implement multifaceted curriculum that meets the needs of ex-prisoners

·         Administer skills assessment tests and any other examinations

·         Assist with data collection

·         Follow and ensure that policies and procedures are being met

·         Provide regular updates to Program Coordinator

·         Other duties as assigned 

 Minimum Qualifications:

·         A desire to become a teacher ( experience as a teacher a bonus)

·         Awareness of residential construction (materials and application)

·         A willingness to work with ex-prisoners or another high-risk, adult population

·         Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills

·         A desire to teach ex-prisoners or adults with little education

·         Ability to work effectively with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, from ex-prisoners to public officials

·         Prefer knowledge of criminal justice system requirements

 How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and at least three references to Deb Daily at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

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The Center for People in Need seeks a Case Manager for a Reentry Program serving those transitioning from prison to the community.

Details of the position are as follows:  

Position:         Case Manager

Reports To:    Reentry Program Coordinator   

Position Overview: The Reentry Program Case Manager will serve the central role in helping ex-offenders returning to the community.  

Responsibilities:

·         Provide client intake and assessments for all program participants, all of which will be adult ex-prisoners

·         Provide individual case management services to all program participants on regularly scheduled interval and help ensure basic needs are being met 

·         Develop individual service plans for all clients and identify barriers to success. 

·         Document all client contact and progress with date and time, type of contact, outcome and plan of action

·         Facilitate job-seeking preparation classes

·         Effectively manage a positive classroom environment

·         Provide or broker services to holistically address clients’ needs

·         Meet with Program Coordinator to regularly update coordinator on client needs and progress   

·         Assist with data collection

·         Distribute Bonus Points to clients per guidelines

·         Follow and ensure that policies and procedures are being met 

·         Assist program participants in finding employment

·         Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Prefer experience in delivering case management services

·         Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

·         Ability to work effectively with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, from ex-prisoners to public officials

·         Computer literacy, including knowledge of basic software applications and familiarity with the internet and email communications

·         Knowledge of criminal justice system and/or experience with ex-prisoners is preferred

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and at least three references to Deb Daily at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Applications will be accepted until position is filled

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The Center for People in Need seeks Forklift/Warehouse Instructor for a new Reentry Program serving those transitioning from prison to the community

Position:         Forklift/Warehouse Instructor

Reports To:    Reentry Program Coordinator   

Position Overview: Forklift/Warehouse Instructor will provide job-related education, including soft and hard skills, to ex-offenders returning to the community. 

Responsibilities:

·         Develop and conduct initial orientation session for program participants

·         Create and implement multifaceted curriculum that meets the needs of ex-prisoners

·         Administer skills assessment tests and any other examinations

·         Assist with data collection

·         Follow and ensure that policies and procedures are being met

·         Provide regular updates to Program Coordinator

·         Other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Experience in forklift operations and warehouse procedures

·         Ability to effectively and positively facilitate classroom and hands-on instruction in order to certify students

·         Knowledgeable of basic electrical forklift maintenance

·         Preferred OSHA certification and ability to instruct course and certify students

·         Emphasis on safety instruction

·         Prefer experience in teaching, training or counseling ex-prisoners or another high-risk, adult population with little education

·         Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills

·         Computer literacy, including knowledge of basic software applications and familiarity with the Internet and email communication

·         Ability to work effectively with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, from ex-prisoners to public officials

·         Prefer knowledge of criminal justice system and/or experiences with ex-prisoners

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and at least three references to Deb Daily at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

   The Center for People in Need is seeking to fill three AmeriCorps VISTA positions:

Position: Communication Specialist

Position Overview:  Communications Specialist will establish ways for the Center for People in Need to gather information effectively and to provide information to the community. The VISTA member will establish an effective and meaningful online marketing plan for the agency including developing innovating strategies to enhance the Center’s existing website and writing a procedural manual that outlines the information necessary to maintain and update the established tools. The VISTA member will have a key role in evaluating fundraising efforts of the Center and will establish a sustainability plan and develop a fundraising procedural manual and an agency fact sheet to be utilized for fundraising purposes. Create and develop partnerships and sponsorships in the community with potential funders, businesses, and organizations. The member will also analyze and establish additional funding streams.

Skills Required:  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment .

 How to apply:  Must fill out an on-line application through the Corporation for National and Community: Service.  https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do?&criteria.programState=NE.

Please select: Program Name: Center for People in Need and apply.

If you have any questions please contact Audrey Jackson at 402-476-4357 ext 206 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Position: Volunteer Specialist  

Position Overview:  Volunteer Specialist will reach out to community members and engage them into our organization. The VISTA will serve to develop a sustainable volunteer management system including outreach tools to engage bi-lingual volunteers. Activities will include, but not limited to recruiting and training volunteers, developing surveys and compiling results, creating a data collection and monitoring system to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Karen Center, update the Social Adjustment curriculum utilized by the agency and create a volunteer training manual.

Skills Required:  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Data Collection ,  Team Work. 

How to apply: 
Must fill out an on-line application through the Corporation for National and Community: Service.  https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do?&criteria.programState=NE.

Please select:  Program Name: Center for People in Need and apply.

If you have any questions please contact Audrey Jackson at 402-476-4357 ext 206 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Position: Evaluation Specialist  

Position Overview:  The Evaluation Specialist VISTA member will have a key role in determing and expanding current needs of the agencies evaluation of programming. The VISTA member will analyze and create evaluation and evidence based tools for the agency through the development of tools and written protocols for use in each program. Review and process current collection of data and recommend improvements that could be made. Create data systems collection, create and develop criteria for electronic systems and develop manual on system implementation.

Skills Required: Leadership , Public Speaking ,  Time Management, Communications, Writing/Editing, Computer/Technology, Team Work.  

How to apply:  Must fill out an on-line application through the Corporation for National and Community Service:  https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do?&criteria.programState=NE.

Please select: Program Name: Center for People in Need and apply.

If you have any questions please contact Audrey Jackson at 402-476-4357 ext 206 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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