Opportunity Corps

Service location: Multiple Partner Locations in Dayton

Daybreak (High School Graduates Only)

701 S. Patterson Blvd

Position Title: Case Aide

Position Overview:
  • Support planning and facilitation of weekly groups and daily program activities;
  • Provide orientation services to Daybreak’s self-sufficiency services (employment program, independent housing training, and other Daybreak groups) and other community resources (financial, health housing, etc.);
  • Maintain documentation related to client interaction;
  • Attend service team meetings to provide updates and feedback related to clients;
  • Observe and participate in client case reviews;
  • Schedule individual sessions for support with educational access, job readiness, financial literacy for housing independence, and employment support;
  • Facilitate drop-in hours at Daybreak facilities including the employment lab;
  • Follow all guidelines and protocols as outlined in department, agency, AmeriCorps, and University of Dayton student/employment handbooks; and
  • Complete evaluation documents including contact lists, weekly service logs, employment record keeping, and other documents as assigned, as prescribed by program coordinator.
Qualifications:

Must be over 18 years old. Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident. Must pass a criminal background check. Background check qualifications include no history of sex offenses, abuse of children and or felony conviction of a murder

Available Position(s):
  • September 2017 - April 2018 Minimum-time 300 total hours (approximately 12 hours/week)
  • May 2018 - August 2018 Quarter-time 450 total hours (approximately 35 hours/week)

Lindy’s Bakery

Position Title: Peer Mentor

Position Overview:
  • Serve as a peer mentor at Lindy’s by demonstrating model workplace behavior Train new Lindy’s participants on policies, procedures and protocols
  • Support peers in developing key employability and job maintenance skills
  • Support peers in developing resumes and applying for jobs
  • Follow all guidelines and protocols as outlined in department, agency, Dayton Corps, AmeriCorps and University of Dayton student/employment handbooks; and
  • Complete Dayton Corps evaluation documents including contact lists, weekly service logs, employment record keeping, and other documents as assigned, as prescribed by program coordinator.
Qualifications:

Must be economically disadvantaged. Must be over 18 years old. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. Must pass a criminal background check. Background check qualifications include no history of sex offenses, abuse against children and or felony conviction of a murder.Train new Lindy’s participants on policies, procedures and protocols

Available Position(s):
  • September 2017- April 2018 Reduced Half-time 675 total hours (approximately 22 hours/week)
  • May 2018-August 2018 Minimum-time 300 total hours (approximately 20 hours/week)

Homefull

33 West 1st Street, Suite 100

Position Title: Employment Specialist

Position Overview:

The Opportunity Corps Employment Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Working with assigned clients on employment search, creating resumes, practicing for interviews, seeking/obtaining additional education (e.g. GED program) and other employment attainment activities;
  • Assisting clients with applying for community based employment;
  • Providing financial literacy support such as budgeting, financial education, and financial planning;
  • Creating strides on employment focused case plans in collaboration with the assigned Case Manager;
  • Advocate on behalf of clients and make appropriate referrals as necessary;
  • Attendance at weekly supervision;
  • Tracking outcomes for the WFD program;
  • Prepare documentation outlining client interactions;
  • Support the Workforce Development training program by recruiting participants, holding informational sessions in Homefull programs, coordinating orientation for the training program, creating training work schedules, tracking attendance, overseeing completion of class training for participants, tracking their training hours, and entering case notes for training participants;
  • Recruit clients for both the formal workforce development training program and for day labor jobs related to Homefull’s Farm, West Dayton Food Access project, urban gardens projects, Homefull Solutions, and other employment programs;
  • Follow all guidelines and protocols as outlined in department, within Homefull, and in the Opportunity Corps employment handbooks;
  • maintain high standard of client care, contributing to an environment where all clients are treated with dignity and respect;
  • maintain Homefull’s code of conduct and follow all confidentiality guidelines;
  • participate in Homefull’s activities and contribute to a positive, safe, and healthy work environment; and
  • completing other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree. Must be over 18 years old. Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident. Must pass a criminal background check. Background check qualifications include no history of sex offenses, abuse against children and or felony conviction of a murder.

Available Position(s):
  • September 2017 - December 2017 Quarter-time 450 total hours (approximately 35 hours/week)
  • January 2018 - April 2018 Quarter-time 450 total hours (approximately 35 hours/week)
  • May 2018 - August 2018 Quarter-time 450 total hours (approximately 35 hours/week)

Homeless Solutions (College Graduate Only)

451 W. Third Street, 9th Floor

Position Title: Montgomery County Homeless Solutions Housing Locator/Landlord Liaison

Position Overview:

This position is required to actively seek out, obtain and maintain relationships with private and non-profit landlords and property managers. The Housing Locator/Landlord Liaison provides training to staff, clients, and landlords on housing opportunities and tenant/landlord roles and responsibilities. The Housing Locator/Landlord Liaison is an integral member of the Homeless Solutions Team and works collaboratively with all aspects of the Montgomery County Human Services Planning and Development Department, the local Continuum of Care (CoC), other County Departments and representatives of other nonprofit agencies.

Qualifications:

Must be over 18 years old. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree. Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident. Must pass a criminal background check. Background check qualifications include no history of sex offenses, abuse against children and or felony conviction of a murder. Display a cooperative, friendly, and helpful attitude with clients, program staff, landlords and co-workers.

Computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.Ability to work with persons experiencing homelessness and other marginalized populations.Effective verbal and written communication skills. Adept conflict resolution and problem-solving abilities. Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel in various parts of the community (Montgomery County).

Available Position(s):
  • September 2017- August 2018 1700 total hours (approximately 37 hours/week) College Graduate Only

St. Vincent dePaul Gateway Shelters (High School Graduates Only)

  • Gateway Shelter for Men 1921 S. Gettysburg Ave.
  • Gateway Shelter for Women and Families 120 W. Apple Street

Position Title: Client Advocates for Men’s and Women’s Shelters

Position Overview:
  • attendance at required orientation and weekly education and training sessions
  • design and implementation of weekly GED tutoring program for shelter guests
  • instruction to increase shelter guest computer skills related to employment
  • instruction and assistance in resume preparation
  • design and implementation of self-sufficiency programs for shelter guests
  • work with the University of Dayton-directed behavioral activation program that is already underway
  • coordination of all activities with case management and client advocate team
  • weekly debriefing on program activities with the shelter manager or his or her designee
  • Follow all guidelines and protocols as outlined in department, agency, AmeriCorps and University of Dayton student/employment handbooks; and
  • Complete Dayton Corps evaluation documents including contact lists, weekly service logs, employment record keeping, and other documents as assigned, as prescribed by program coordinator.

Qualifications:

Must be over 18 years old. Must have completed high school or its equivalent. (Quarter-time positions require Bachelor’s Degree). Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident. Must pass a criminal background check. Background check qualifications include no history of sex offenses, abuse against children and or felony conviction of a murder

Available Position(s): 
  • September 2017 - December 2017 Quarter-time* 450 total hours (approximately 35 hours/week)
  • September 2017 - April 2018 Minimum-time 300 total hours (approximately 12 hours/week)
  • January 2018 - April 2018 Quarter-time* 450 total hours (approximately 35 hours/week)
  • May 2018 - August 2018 Quarter-time* 450 total hours (approximately 35 hours/week)
  • May 2018 - August 2018 Minimum-time 300 total hours (approximately 23 hours/week)

*Bachelor’s degree required.

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