Are you seeking a meaningful year of professional service? Asian Human Services' (AHS) AmeriCorps Program is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 program year. For nearly forty years, AHS has provided quality and compassionate services to immigrants, refugees, and other underserved communities in the Chicago area. AmeriCorps members serve in diverse positions across the agency, providing valuable direct services in education, health care, and employment.
If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of at-risk communities, while also gaining unique professional and personal experiences, then consider a year with the AHS AmeriCorps Program!
Currently, we are recruiting for the following positions:
Asian Human Services - Mental Health Program
Community Based Advocate
The Community Based Advocate provides advocacy services and case management to individuals and families who are affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or human trafficking. Primarily, the member will be responsible for supporting survivors and their families through one-on-one and group crisis intervention, education, ongoing support, and community outreach. The member will take appropriate steps to ensure that survivors and family members have a stable support network and the coping skills necessary in the event of a crisis. The member’s service will directly support survivors and other at-risk Mental Health clients on their path to increased safety and functioning, independent living, meaningful community integration, and overall mental wellness.
Start and end dates:
November 2017 - September/October 2018
Full time (40 hours/week)
Times of day:
Additional Salary Information: Compensation
- $15,000 stipend (pre-tax)
- $5,815 education award
- Health insurance (including dental and vision)
- Loan forbearance
- Extensive professional development and training
- Experience in a culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse work environment
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to Asian immigrants and other underserved communities so that they can fully participated in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, educat...ion, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.