AmeriCorps

About

AmeriCorps members spend a year living with pregnant and parenting women formerly experiencing homelessness and now housed in a loving, caring environment at Maggie’s Place in Phoenix, Arizona.

Using a trauma-informed care approach, AmeriCorps members are on the front lines of the fight to overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and break the relentless cycle of poverty. AmeriCorps members at Maggie’s Place help transform lives through hope, love and a dedication to servant leadership.

Due to the live-in nature of the work, this is a women-only position.

Responsibilities

  • Work as a team with other AmeriCorps members and Maggie’s Place staff

  • Respond to emergencies, crises, and conflicts within the home

  • Take initiative in one of the following administrative roles in the home: House Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Donations/House Operations Coordinator, or Programs Coordinator

  • Plan and participate in community functions including celebrations, house outings, weekly house meetings, Maggie’s Place community events, and AmeriCorps community events

  • Provide transportation in Maggie’s Place vehicles for moms and babies to and from Maggie’s Place Community events and requested appointments

  • Provide daytime and overnight house coverage which may include: responding to the phone, welcoming visitors, offering tours, receiving donations, assisting residents in move-ins/move-outs, and responding to the duty of the moment

  • Foster a home environment where all who enter feel safe, welcomed and respected

  • Serve as Mobility Mentors, modeling the skills and capabilities that enable moms to respond adaptively to adversity and develop resiliency

  • Support moms in recovery from substance abuse (including opioid addiction) and provide one-on-one coaching to address risk factors common to addiction

A Day In The Life

Each day is different depending on the needs of the homes. Your day might include:

  • Offering meals to community members present in the home

  • Coordinating care with professional staff

  • Holding a baby while a mom takes a shower

  • Accompanying moms to medical appointments, court hearings, classes, etc.

  • Driving moms to classes or support groups at the Family Success Center

  • Completing position work such as: making welcome signs, responding to emails, creating a newsletter, tracking house expenses, or grocery shopping for the house

  • Meeting with moms one-on-one to support them in developing coping strategies and provide encouragement in their personal and parenting goals

  • Attending professional trainings at the Family Success Center

Member Benefits

  • Monthly living stipend of $1,333.33

  • Monthly self-care stipend of $25

  • Room and board

  • Optional health insurance

  • Ongoing training

  • Biannual AmeriCorps retreats

  • Vacation days

  • Personal time

  • Access to day off house

  • Access to community vehicles

  • Opportunities for individual counseling and group processing sessions

  • Childcare assistance, if eligible (applicable to live-out only)

  • Segal Education Award upon completion of service term (summer of service: at least $2,417.14; year of service: at least $6,345)

Training

AmeriCorps members are trained in:

  • Trauma-informed care

  • Conflict de-escalation and resolution

  • Best practices for working with vulnerable populations

  • Substance use prevention and interventions

  • Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support

  • Infant safety and development

  • Integrating service experiences into a professional career

Qualifications

 

  • Female-only applicants

  • High school diploma required

  • College degree or equivalent life experience preferred

  • Drivers license preferred

  • Ideally candidates are 21 years of age and older

  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.

  • Flexibility/Adaptability

  • Emotional maturity

  • Resilience

  • Empathy

  • Accepting of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and customs

  • Open to growth during challenging situations

Apply Now

Complete online application, or download and complete the application, then email it to americorps@maggiesplace.org.

Include a copy of your current resumé and the contact information of two references who can speak to your personal and professional character. Summer AmeriCorps applicants need only provide one reference.

Application Deadlines

We are still accepting applications for the 2022-2023 service year!

If you are interested in a September, January, or other start date, please contact us.

Commitments shorter than a year will be considered.

2023 Summer AmeriCorps

Applications Open: September 1, 2022

Application Deadline: January 15, 2023 (Applicants will receive decision by February 15, 2023)

Service Term: June 1, 2023 – July 27, 2023 (subject to change)

2023-2024 Year-Long AmeriCorps

Applications Open: September 1, 2022

Priority Year-Long Application Deadline: February 15, 2023 (Applicants will receive decision by March 15, 2023)

Standard Year-Long Application Deadline*: April 1, 2023 (Applicants will receive a decision by May 1, 2023)

*Applications may be accepted on a rolling, case by case basis, following the standard year-long application deadline. 

Service Term: August 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024

Meet the 2022-2023 Maggie's Place AmeriCorps Members!

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