Service Term: November, 2021 – July, 2022
Service Type: 1200 service hours
FLSA Status: Exempt
AmeriCorps Senior Health and Wellness, has been designed to combat social isolation and loneliness felt by seniors and disabled adults. The goal is to improve the overall health of seniors through a variety of approaches by promoting mental, physical and emotional well-being through social connections. This program will utilize AmeriCorps members who will be stationed at host/partner sites such as senior and community centers across four central Florida counties; Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole. SRA AmeriCorps members will be assisting in facilitating a number of evidence-based activities aimed at increasing social connections and improving health (mental and physical) amongst seniors and disabled adults. AmeriCorps members will function as part of a community team, helping the health and wellness specialists. Members will participate in community service projects to enhance the impact the program has on health and wellness in the community.
MEMBER TERM OF SERVICE:
This is a half time AmeriCorps national direct service position. To fulfill this position, the member:
1. Commits to completing a minimum of 1200 service hours during the service year (November, 2021 – July, 2022). At least 80% of member time will be spent doing direct service, and 20% can be spent in training.
2. Understands that in order to successfully complete the term of service (as defined by the Program and consistent with regulations of AmeriCorps and to be eligible for the education award, he/she must:
ORIENTATION AND TRAINING:
Members will receive national service and SRA organizational orientation as well as participate in required AmeriCorps Member training. Orientation will cover SRA and AmeriCorps Policies and Procedures, prohibited activities in detail (including HIPAA, non-displacement and non-duplication, the Hatch Act, etc.), and pertinent community partner and site information. Training will include but not limited to: American Red Cross First Aid and CPR; Diversity Awareness and Appreciation; Disability Awareness & Etiquette; and Introduction to Disaster Preparedness. Additional training will include Life after AmeriCorps and SRA senior wellness topics. Ongoing required education, training and service projects will be scheduled throughout the service term.
The member in this position will receive from the SRA program the following benefits:
1. Living Allowance in the amount of $694.40 paid biweekly during the service year term.
a. The living allowance is taxable and taxes will be deducted directly from the living allowance.
b. The living allowance is not a wage. It is intended to provide for expenses a member incurs while actively serving and is not linked to the number of hours a member serves. A member who completes his/her term of service early or will receive the portion of the living allowance that would be provided for that period of participation under the program’s living allowance distribution policy (a member who leaves in the first week (or first ½) of a pay period receives ½ a stipend; a member who leaves early in the second week (or second ½) of a pay period receives a full stipend). Members who end their service early will not be eligible for the remaining amount of their living allowance, either in “lump sum” or incremental payments. A member may not receive a living allowance if they are suspended by the program.
2. Education Award. Upon successful completion of the member’s term of service, the member may be eligible to receive an education award from the National Service Trust. For successful completion of a three quarter term of service (1200 hours), the member will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award in the amount of $3172.50. The member understands that he/she may not receive more than the amount equal to the total value of two education awards for full-time service from the National Service Trust, regardless of the stream of service in which the member serves.
3. Loan Forbearance Interest: If the member has received forbearance on a qualified student loan during the term of service, and the member successfully completes the term of service, the National Service Trust will repay a portion or all of the interest that accrued on the loan during the term of service. After a member is enrolled in e-grants by the Program Director, they may use the CNCS web-based system to apply for loan forbearance. Senior Resource Alliance is not responsible for following through with private lenders.
4. Professional Development: Grow personally and professionally- Learn and grow while giving back to the community. Individuals who serve with AmeriCorps build new skill sets that they can take with them wherever they go.
The incumbent generally serves in an office environment or virtual office (if required and/or allowed on a case by case basis), uses computers, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.
Sedentary work primarily involves sitting and standing. Required to use repetitive hand motion, talk, handle, reach, hear, bend or lift up to 20 pounds.
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employment Status of AmeriCorps members in this Position
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