Welcome Baby AmeriCorps Home Visitation Coordinator
AmeriCorps Home Visitation Coordinator
Who would be a good fit for this AmeriCorps opportunity?
- Individuals who want to make a real difference for parents, children and families through promoting a healthy start for children and increased support and knowledge for parents
- Individuals who are interested in pursuing education/career in early childhood education, family studies, education and want to gain resume-building experience
- Individuals who are interested in assistance with paying for student loans and/or education-related expenses
- Individuals who are not yet sure what career path they’d like to pursue but are passionate about serving families in their community
ABOUT THE WELCOME BABY PROGRAM
Welcome Baby is a free in-home visitation program that promotes healthy, happy, and secure parents, babies, and families. Trained volunteer Home Visitors visit homes every month to provide:
- Education on developmental milestones to watch for
- Materials and demonstration of engaging activities parents can do with their children to promote their development
- Baby supplies (visitors bring diapers and wipes at each visit as well as other supplies as needed and available)
- Parenting/family-building suggestions
- Overall support and encouragement
All home visitors receive initial and ongoing training. The program’s visit protocol, evidence-based curriculum, individualized parent education plan, and specific home visit framework is based on solid evidence and research. All families in Box Elder, Weber, Davis, Summit, and Salt Lake counties with a child aged newborn through three years of age are eligible to join our program. To learn more about Welcome Baby, visit: uwnu.org/welcome-baby.
ABOUT THE AMERICORPS POSITION
AmeriCorps is a national network of programs that address critical community needs in our nation. The Welcome Baby Program is funded in part by the federal AmeriCorps program administered by Userve (Utah’s State Commission on Volunteers), and offers people of all ages the opportunity to provide valuable service to their community while gaining job experience and valuable life skills.
People who serve with AmeriCorps (called “AmeriCorps members”) receive a living allowance each month and an education award they can put towards tuition/repayment of student loans once they complete their term of service. AmeriCorps service is much like a paid internship. AmeriCorps members are placed in a variety of sites, based on community needs. These sites range from medical clinics to school settings to nonprofit agencies.
Welcome Baby AmeriCorps members are responsible for:
- Recruiting, training, supervising and supporting Home Visitor volunteers who will provide monthly visits to families
- Recruiting new families to participate and ensuring that existing families receive the visits and support they need
- Assigning home visitors to families and adjusting assignments as needed
- Regularly visiting their own caseload of families as well as completing Welcome Visits for new families and taking care of families not yet assigned to an ongoing home visitor
- Working with host agency and other agencies in the community to promote the importance of family support and early intervention
- Developing and implementing a marketing plan to recruit volunteer home visitors families
- Participating in required trainings (initial 2-day orientation and training, 3-4 online in-service trainings, March USERVE conference, weekly online education modules)
- Tracking hours and complete reports in a timely manner
- Maintaining data on all home visitors, families and visits completed
- Facilitating surveys of families, home visitors, sites, etc.
- Maintaining and growing relationships with other organizations that provide support to children and families
Benefits of serving as an AmeriCorps member:
- Living allowance of $18,000 (full-time) or $9,500 (part-time) paid out monthly over a 12-month service period
- Education award of $6,345 (full-time) or $3,172.50 (part-time) to be applied toward student loans or education-related expenses
- Health insurance subsidy and child care assistance available for full-time
- The opportunity to gain hands-on experience with parenting support and education, child development, teaching and working with young children and their parents, recruiting, training and supporting volunteers, program management, working with healthcare and family support organizations.
- To learn more about the benefits of becoming an AmeriCorps member, visit: https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers
Hours: Both full-time and part-time AmeriCorps member positions are available through the Welcome Baby Program.Full-time AmeriCorps members are required to serve 1,700 hours and part-time AmeriCorps members are required to serve 900 hours over the course of their 12-month term of service.
Reports to: Designated on-site supervisor as well as the Program Director of Welcome Baby, which is housed at the United Way of Northern Utah.
How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Lisa Poll (Welcome Baby Program Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify your location and position (part-time or full-time) preference in your email.
*This is a paid volunteer opportunity through United Way of Northern Utah and the Utah Commission on Volunteers (UServe Utah)
United Way of Northern Utah and the Welcome Baby Initiative of Utah recognize that in order to accomplish our mission, we must strive to invest in recruiting and developing a team that reflects the broad diversity of our community. Our core values of inclusion, clear sense of service, integrity, positive attitude, innovation and equity are the foundation of our organization and propel our work forward, including in the areas of recruitment and retention.
As an equal opportunity program, the Welcome Baby Initiative of Utah encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis. We evaluate all candidates on a merit basis.