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Southwest Louisiana Disaster Recovery - AmeriCorps Program

Company: SBP
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Are you passionate about addressing social justice and sustainability? If so, our service-minded AmeriCorps team needs your help!
Climate change is here, increasing the size and frequency of natural disasters and displacing over 15 million people each year. Hurricanes like Ida, Harvey, and Laura disproportionately affect underresourced communities, whose road to recovery often takes years. SBP is dedicated to shrinking the time between disaster and recovery, work that includes helping individual homeowners and communities rebuild after a disaster.
Take a gap year with us! Over the course of 10 months, you can help us rebuild homes, repair lives, and fortify families from reaching their breaking point. As an SBP AmeriCorps member, you can choose to directly assist in our construction and disaster deployment efforts, or choose to play a crucial role in coordinating services to disaster survivors.
What positions are available?

  • As a Project Lead, you will rebuild, construct, and fortify the homes of disaster survivors. You will learn and master many phases of construction, and lead, mentor, and coach volunteers as they assist with your rebuilding efforts. You will learn sustainability and energy efficiency techniques that help homes better withstand future storms. No construction experience is necessary.
  • As a Construction Coordinator, you will play a fundamental role in maintaining the momentum of our operations by overseeing the construction progress of our client's homes. You will be involved from start to finish, whether securing proper permits for each site, designing subcontractor schedules, or monitoring overall site progress.
  • As a Client Services Coordinator, you will be our clients' main point of contact through their time with SBP. Client Services Coordinators serve as a liaison for disaster survivors, offering them support by assessing needs, providing referrals, and guiding the application and construction process. Your work will fortify these members of our community from reaching their breaking points. SBP AmeriCorps Benefits:
    • Stipend of $2,100 per month (pre-tax)
    • Free individual Cigna health insurance
    • A housing stipend of $175/month for AmeriCorps alumni
    • Relocation reimbursement of up to $500 for eligible members
    • Segal Education Award of $6,495 (Can be used as tuition assistance and/or for repaying qualified student loans and is awarded upon successful completion of a 10-month term of service)
    • AmeriCorps Childcare Benefits Program
    • Student loan forbearance for qualified loans
    • Free Mental Health, Financial, and Legal support through the Member Assistance ProgramWhen would you start?
      • We have rolling start dates throughout the year! Submit your application now and one of our recruiters can talk to you about upcoming start dates. AmeriCorps team members commit to a 10-month service term.Want to learn more?
        • Watch SBP's Anthem video to hear how we are helping prevent people from reaching their breaking point.
        • Watch this video to learn What is AmeriCorps?As an AmeriCorps member serving with SBP, you will be part of the growing national service movement. You will receive professional development with a dynamic social-impact organization that is pioneering a new model for disaster recovery to support people, especially those who are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. If you're committed to learning, have a strong work ethic, and enjoy working with volunteers, we want you on our team! Apply now at:
          COVID-19 Safety Statement: SBP requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all team members. SBP team members closely interact with vulnerable populations. As such, we have an obligation to ensure that no team member poses a direct threat to the health or safety of our clients, themselves, or others in the workplace. All vaccinated team members will be required to submit photocopies of the front and back of their vaccination cards prior to onboarding with SBP.



Keywords: SBP, Lake Charles , Southwest Louisiana Disaster Recovery - AmeriCorps Program, Other , Lake Charles, Louisiana

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