DC Service Corps Program – Service Access Team Member Needed

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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Washington, DC

Are you interested in serving the population of individuals experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC? Join DC Service Corps, a program offers young-adult Catholics opportunities to learn about nonprofits, deepen their commitment to service, grow in faith, and live out the Franciscan values on a daily basis. The Services Access Team Member will serve with The Father McKenna Center, a local nonprofit striving to “accompany and care for men facing homelessness and families struggling with poverty” in underserved communities within the shadow of the US Capitol.  (www.fathermckennacenter.org)

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct assistance to meet the needs of the 40+ men who enter the doors of The Father McKenna Center’s drop-in shelter on a daily basis
  • Serve low-income families through managing the daily food pantry or helping the families “shop” for the groceries they need
  • Welcome men experiencing homelessness and connect them to social services provided including: meals, laundry services, showers, phones, clothing closet, computer lab, etc.
  • Listen, respond to and encourage the men to engage with the case management team and the men’s support group sessions
  • Assist staff with operations, social media initiatives and special projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a team to meet the needs of the community served
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, including those who may struggle with mental illness and experiences of trauma
  • Sensitivity to the needs of those experiencing homelessness and economic poverty
  • Commitment to finding long-term solutions to end homelessness while also attending to the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Counseling or social work background helpful, but not required
  • Fluency in Spanish is desired, but not required
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs. or more and be on one’s feet throughout the day

Application Details:

  • To apply, email info@franciscanmissionservice.org and attach your resume and cover letter.
  • Accepting applications until June 30, 2022 or until the position is filled.
  • Young-adult Catholics with a heart for service are encouraged to apply, even if they may not meet every qualification listed above