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Four Americorp Postitions Available in NYC

Posted: August 18, 2010

The New York Juvenile Justice Corps, a project of the Center for Court Innovation, is seeking four AmeriCorps positions by October 2010: Youth Development Aid, Reentry Aid, Juvenile Outreach Aid, and Help Center Aid.

New York Juvenile Justice Corps members will serve young people throughout New York City to help break the cycle of unmet educational and social needs. The Corps will focus on youth currently involved or at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system, and provide a variety of services and programs that promote educational engagement and address unmet individual and family social needs.

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All Justice Corps members will be assigned to one of four teams devoted to the areas that are most critical to ensuring the success of court-involved youth: education, family engagement, clinical services and career exploration. The Juvenile Justice Corps will recruit 35 full-time to work in multiple New York City neighborhoods, including Red Hook, Crown Heights, Harlem, Midtown, Jamaica, St. George and the South Bronx.

All members will also be heavily involved in volunteer generation in the community they work in, working to build the local capacity to provide pro-social activities for local at-risk youth. Specific volunteer activities will be determined in collaboration with site staff and local community partners in the neighborhoods served.

To Apply
Send cover letter & resume to:
John Megaw
Deputy Director
Harlem Community Justice Center
170 East 121st Street
New York, NY 10035
Fax: (212) 360-4996
JMEGAW@courts.state.ny.us
No phone calls please.

Benefits
Full time members that successfully complete their year of service will receive:
- An educational grant award of $5,350
- Living stipend of $11,100
- Free childcare
- Job training

Qualifications
• Must be an energetic self starter and team player who can speak and present well and can positively engage youth and community members
• Can Serve a minimum of 35 hours per week (for a total of 1,700 hours in 1 year)
• Must be available evenings and weekends
• Commit to serve for 1 year from October 1st 2010 - September 30th 2011
• Must be at least 18 years old by October 1sl 2010
• Two years of college required
• Ability to organize and deliver training/workshops required; topics may include: communication/presentation skills, conflict management, and parenting
• Excellent communication/presentation skills required
• Excellent organizing ability required
• Prior employment counseling or educational advocacy experience highly desired
• Experience working with and sensitivity towards court involved persons highly desired
• Familiarity with MS Office
• An interest in public service, youth development, law and community volunteerism
• You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S.
• Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish) a plus

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