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AmeriCorps Position Questionnaire Applicant Name: Position Summary: These positions are non-Sacramento Children’s Home positions; they are positions within the Sacramento Children’s Home Family Resource Centers serving as members through AmeriCorps. After successfully completing 12 months of service, AmeriCorps members are eligible for an additional education award of up to $5550 that can be used for tuition, student loans, books, etc. All positions require a 12 month commitment. After hearing this brief summary are you interested in hearing more about the positions? Yes No This position requires an 11½ month commitment, how sure are you of your ability to make that long of a commitment? Very Sure Sure Not Sure If necessary please include any comments: 1. We also require, as part of the on-boarding process, that all AmeriCorps members pass a drug test and fingerprint clearance. Do you have any concerns with this process? Yes No 2. In this position you will be required to drive for business purposes conducting community outreach & home visitations frequently throughout the week. Do you have a clean DMV record (no more then 3 points in the last 3 years), valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation? Yes No If no, is it because of any of these reasons? Don’t have a vehicle No Driver’s License No Insurance Suspended License 3. This position requires members to engage low income families in high risk areas to provide services and resources for them; their homes are often located in neighborhoods that are associated with HIGH crime, gang, and drug activities. Are you comfortable with this requirement? Yes No 4. Do you speak, write or read another language? Yes No If so, which languages? 5. Do you have Community Outreach experience and knowledge of what is available to low income or underserved population? Yes No 6. Do you have experience where you were required to manage cases that included client files and documentation? Yes No 7. Have you taken any classes in Child Development or Early Childhood Education? Yes No 8. How many jobs have you held in the past 5 years? Not worked in the last 5 years One Two More then 3 (if selected: How many: ) What was your length of employment at each job? What were your reasons for leaving those positions? 9. Have you ever led any education or support groups in your past employment history? Yes No If so, what topics? 10. Tell us why you would like to work with the Sacramento Children’s Home in this type of position.
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