Fairbanks, Alaska - Apda Same Justice Program

Americorps Fairbanks , AK 99701

Posted 2 months ago

Fairbanks, Alaska - APDA SAME Justice Program

The Alaska Public Defender Agency (APDA) provides constitutionally mandated legal representation to low-income justice-involved Alaskans. AmeriCorps members work with clients to address their non-legal needs.

Members serve in 8 communities across the state, assisting clients primarily with accessing substance use disorder treatment, housing, and public assistance. The program's long-term objective is to decrease both incarceration rates and recidivism. This posting is for 3 positions in Fairbanks, Alaska. 2 of these members will serve as a team in our Fairbanks APDA office, working with clients in the Fairbanks, Alaska area.

The third member will serve in Fairbanks at the Office of Public Advocacy, performing the same role and responsibilities. We are looking for candidates who have the desire and ability to advocate for justice-involved individuals experiencing poverty. Experience working with underserved populations and/or in a professional setting is preferred.

Eligible candidates must be at least 18 years old, no criminal history, and US citizens or lawful permanent residents. High school diploma is required, a 4-yr college degree is preferred. We are looking for candidates who can interact in a professional, nonjudgmental, and empathetic manner with a diverse range of clients and colleagues. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : 1. Meet with clients referred by attorneys and complete interviews to determine clients' wellness needs.

Client meetings will take place both in offices and in correctional centers. 2. Assist clients in applying for substance use disorder treatment and government assistance including Medicaid, SNAP, and TANF. 3. Connect clients with community resources i.e. housing; mental health; employment; and nutrition assistance. 4.

Advocate for clients with providers and state officials. 5. Maintain professional working relationships with providers; coordinate services among providers as needed. 6. Maintain records by documenting all interactions and efforts made to connect clients to services. 7. Accompany clients to court hearings and appointments as needed.

Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service , Living Allowance , Member Assistance Program , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage , Training .

Terms :

Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Uniforms provided and required , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :

Homelessness , Ex-Offender Reentry .

Skills :

Communications , Social Services , Team Work , General Skills .



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