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Operation:
Veteran Connect AmeriCorps Member

Purpose: Veterans/Military
Family Members will serve as AmeriCorps Members with Seniors in Service,
supporting the Whole Health Program at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Bay
Pines VA Healthcare System and other veteran/serving sites.

Qualifications: Great opportunity for individuals who are Veterans and/or Military Family Member, who are working
toward having or have an education in social work, public health, or any
medical related degree and for former AmeriCorps members. Strong Commitment to
community service and ability to work as a team player. Member must pass a
National Criminal History Background check to include an FBI background check
via fingerprints, a local background check, and their name run through the
National Sex Offender database This is contingent on any Member beginning their
service year. Member must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
of the United States.

 Responsibilities: Members will help other Veterans/Military Family Members increase their knowledge about Whole
Health services, improve access to medical care and engage in community
service.

Service Requirements:

  • Members must be available to serve 900 hours by the end of the service term, which is between nine to twelve (9-12) months ending July 2021.
  • Members must serve a minimum of 25 service hours each week.
  • Flexible schedules (4 to 7-hour shifts) between 8:30AM-5:00PM, M-F. Occasional weekend and evening hours.
  • Members will receive a monthly living allowance of $392 ($425 less FICA).
  • Members will gain valuable skills while benefitting from expert training and service-learning experience.
  • Members must pass Federal background screenings.

Time Commitment: Members must be available to serve 900 hours between August 2020 to July 2021 and pass a federal background screening. Members must serve a minimum of 25 hours per
week.

Benefits: include flexible schedules, a living allowance of $392 per month, will gain valuable skills while benefitting from trainings and service-learning experiences. Member will be eligible for a Segal Education Award of $3,097.50 upon successful completion of the service hours. Award is transferable and could be used to pay for college, student loans or educational training.

Training: Member will receive a Pre- Orientation and required Member trainings:  American Red Cross First Aid and CPR; Citizenship; Diversity Awareness and Appreciation; Disability Awareness & Etiquette; and Introduction to Disaster
Preparedness. Other trainings include Life After AmeriCorps and Veterans Specific Topics. Pre- Orientation will cover SIS AmeriCorps and VA Policies and
Procedures, prohibited activities in detail (including HIPAA, non-displacement and non-duplication, the Hatch Act, etc.), and pertinent agency and site information. Ongoing required education will be scheduled throughout the service term.

Next steps: Contact Pam Plager at pplager@seniorsinservice.org or (813) 492-8936