YouthBuild Corpsmember 2013

Type: Full Time-Temporary Posted on 09/30/2013

Job opening ID 46
Essential Functions • Participate in and complete Mental Toughness (a three week orientation and training phase during which the program is introduced and final program acceptance is determined) and on-going training.
• Serve on a crew with approximately 16-20 young adults completing construction projects throughout metro-Denver.
• Serve with construction staff to become familiar with construction tools, vocabulary, and methods
• Serve alongside professional trades-people learning and assisting them in their duties onsite, including, but not limited to: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, concrete, drywall, HVAC, general labor, site cleanup, erosion control, etc.
• Fully participate in all GED or credit-recovery classes, as well as construction lab classes, life-skills workshops, computer classes, leadership development, and service-learning activities every other week.
• Fully participate in all career readiness training activities and commit to developing skills in the following competency areas: 1) problem-solving and other cognitive skills, 2) oral communication skills, 3) work ethic, 4) interpersonal and teamwork skills.
• Fully participate in all safety trainings and adhere to the rules of construction safety.
• Fully participate in specific green-building trainings, as well as other advanced trainings as applicable.
• Willingness to explore post-secondary/college options post-graduation (including mandatory FAFSA completion, scheduled campus visits, etc. throughout the term of service).
• Complete one volunteer service projects outside of the MHYC daily schedule, Martin Luther King Day, January 20tht, 2014.
• Adhere to the rules and regulations specified in the MHYC Corpsmember handbooks and the YouthBuild Guidebook.
• Report to a variety of supervisors according to service site or classroom location. Direct supervision for the purpose of performance evaluations will be under the direction of the Senior Crew Supervisor, Construction Crew Leader and Senior Educator.
• Complete all testing and survey requirements, including, in addition to GED or credit-recovery courses, pre and post tests indicating academic levels.
• Complete other duties as assigned and necessary.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities • Must be physically capable of construction work, including, but not limited to: able to lift 50 lbs., work 8 hours a day outdoors in all weather conditions (e.g. sun, heat, wind, rain, cold, snow, etc.), squat, reach, crawl, stand for long periods of time, available for a minimum of 300 hours of service, 34-40 hours per week.
• Must be eligible to work in the United States which will be verified via the federal E-verify system
• Must bring identification documents necessary to complete the I-9 and other employment forms on your first day of service. Examples of such documents are a passport or a driver’s license and social security card/birth certificate or other equivalent documents.
• Must be able to provide proof of Income Qualification and other barrier documentation per grant requirements.
• Desire to become involved in your community and increase your leadership skills.
• Ability to utilize public or private transportation appropriately.
• Ability to be on time and maintain high levels of attendance.
• Ability to work and learn with a positive attitude and show respect for others.
• Ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to work well with others in a team atmosphere.
• Ability to appropriately represent the Mile High Youth Corps, YouthBuild, and the AmeriCorps Program in behavior, language and attitude.
• Ability to appropriately follow Mile High Youth Corps’ dress code.
• Pre-service background check and drug screening are required. Additional drug testing may be required to while in the program.
• Upon completion of Mental Toughness and acceptance into program, you will have to undergo finger printing and a FBI Background Check in accordance with AmeriCorps policy.
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