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CORE Advocates

Employer: Family Service of Rhode Island
134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence, RI 02904
Contact: Jillian Sam
Phone: 4013311350

Email: samji@familyserviceri.org

Job Description

FSRI is always looking for candidates that want to make a positive impact on the community we serve in!

About Us:
Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) is a comprehensive non-profit social service organization that manages, through thoughtful coordination and a shared vision, programs across Rhode Island, providing essential resources for underserved individuals, families and communities. We are proud to state that our employees are chosen for their skills and unique abilities relating to client care. Consider being a part of the BEST and BRIGHTEST team!

The AmeriCorps Member will serve as Community Outreach Resource and Engagement Advocate (CORE Advocate), providing information and food resources to underserved individuals, families, and communities. CORE Advocates will support FSRI’s Be Safe Program through the distribution and delivery of free food items to high need areas of Rhode Island. CORE Advocates will be regarded as a representative of the agency, and serve as a vital point person for connecting clients with potential public service resources. CORE Advocates will be trained on the programs and services within Family Service of RI, to empower them in their ability to support clients. CORE Advocates will receive training on other public service organizations in Providence, to ensure their ability to connect residents with the needed services.

Members will participate in ongoing training for approx. 15 hours/ month, have opportunities for team-building and reflection, and will be fully supported by Family Service of RI staff to ensure success. Full Time Members serve 40 hours per week, primarily Mondays through Fridays with schedule to be determined.

Essential Responsibilities:

Serve as representative of FSRI within the community to ensure community residents are connected with appropriate social services.
Follow up via phone call with food recipients who have questions, concerns, or needs
Connect with food recipients via phone and email prior to distribution
Unload, pack, and prepare food for distribution.
Recruit volunteers to assist with distribution.
Support Be Safe food delivery throughout each week.
Complete data collection and other program documentation as required in a timely and acceptable manner
Adhere to FSRI expectations regarding confidentiality of client information
Participate in and support all mandatory days of service as well as additional *volunteer/service opportunities as it relates to the community
Participate in AmeriCorps Member team meetings, scheduled trainings, and both group and individual supervision meetings

Have experience with and/or commitment to social equity and community development.
A strong passion for national and community service.
The desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities.
Positive attitude, flexibility and adaptability.
Excellent organization and communication skills.
The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Interest in nonprofit organizations.
Proven leadership and project management abilities as well as previous experience, education or training in human services, community engagement or food access is a plus but not required.
Ability to speak a second language- in addition to English- is a plus, but is not required.
Must be a US Citizen or Permanent US Resident.
Must be age 18 or over.

AmeriCorps Service Requirements:

Full-time AmeriCorps members: Serve an average of 40 hrs per week during the program year (ends 6/30/23).
Attend all required AmeriCorps training and learning sessions including National Service Days/events.
Complete all required AmeriCorps background checks and service documentation.
AmeriCorps Service Benefits:

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award $6,495.00 (Members must provide a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service and successfully complete the program year to receive the educational award.)
Living Stipend is $20,000 for the program year and is paid biweekly
Health insurance and other benefits including child care assistance available for eligible Members
Excellent professional development including experience and training opportunities

Only together can we continue to grow and make a difference in our communities. Join our team today!

Family Service of Rhode Island provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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Positions Available

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Application Period

Monday, July 25, 2022 through Friday, October 28, 2022

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