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Samaritan House Facilitator: Appalachian Outreach, Appalachian Outreach, Jefferson City, Tennessee

Organization: Appalachian Outreach
Contact Name: Jean-Ann Washam
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: 190 West Old A. J. Hwy.
Jefferson City, Tennessee  37760  
United States
Great For: Great for Christians
Service Area(s): Worship/Music/Choir, Social Services, Small Group/Bible Study, Indirectly Serving People, Immigrants and Refugees, Hospitality/Greeting/Guest Services, Homelessness and Housing, Evangelism/Seeker Ministry, Counseling / Addiction / Recovery, Colleges and Universiti
Hourly Commitment:
40.0 per: Week
Number of Positions:
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


City Vision Internships is a Christian one-year, multi-year or summer internship program based on the AmeriCorps model. Interns serve at one of over 40 positions across the USA and Canada. In the past 10 years, we have placed over 500 full-time interns and 68,000+ volunteers in hundreds of Christian ministries. Job Description: The Samaritan House Evening Student Worker under the direct supervision of the Samaritan House Coordinator and Director of Appalachian Outreach will be responsibility for overseeing, facilitating and coordinating the activities of the shelter during the evening hours of operation. He/She will work specifically with the Children?s/Teen?s Ministry to ensure a smooth transition during this difficult time. The following skills would be beneficial: ? Ability to interact with people of diverse backgrounds ? Ability to interact with staff, interns, Bonner students and volunteers ? Sensitive to issues of poverty and homelessness ? Ability to work as a team member ? Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with the residents ? Ability to problem solve and resolve issues and disputes in an effective manner ? A defined sense of responsibility for self and others Responsibilities: 1. To answer the office telephone, route messages appropriately and to provide for the needs of the caller while on duty. 2. To be available to the residents while on duty ? listening to their concerns and providing for their needs, if possible. 3. To provide food for emergency situations and personal items to those in need. 4. To provide transportation as needed for residents by the use of the Samaritan House vehicles following guidelines of Carson-Newman Security. 5. To coordinate the Children?s/Teen Bible Study each week during the regular scheduled Adult Bible Study. 6. To assist in meal preparation for the Tuesday Night Bible Study when needed. 7. To provide childcare as needed during Resident Incentive Classes or Bible Study. 8. To assign daily chores to the residents and provide follow up to ensure that they are being completed. 9. To assist with the daily maintenance of the house which could include cleaning rooms, changing beds, washing linens, house laundry and regular daily chores of the house. 10. To coordinate and monitor the activities of the volunteers and interns by providing them with supervision, under the leadership of the Coordinator. 11. To spend quality time with the residents in the evening interacting in a way to encourage and promote spiritual awareness. 12. To monitor the home to ensure that it is a safe environment for the families living at the Samaritan House. 13. To complete intakes as required and maintain accurate daily record of case management activities with every resident. 14. To prepare the monthly Resident Log and route to the Director by the last day of the month. 15. To enter resident information to the Samaritan House Data Base on a monthly basis. 16. To complete and enter HMIS data within the required timeframe of 24 hours. 17. To attend training sessions and staff meetings as required. 18. To encourage volunteers and promote volunteer opportunities for the ministry. 19. To serve as a liaison in the community with local churches. 20. To serve as a liaison with Christian Organizations such as Carson Newman. 21. To respect the resident by maintaining professional standards of confidentially and compassion. 22. To perform duties as assigned by the Samaritan House Coordinator and the Director of Appalachian Outreach. We believe that it is an honor and privilege to be a staff member at the Samaritan House and to have the opportunity to use our God-given gifts and talents to advance His Kingdom. As a staff member, we are called to be representative s of the Lord and we must continually lean into and depend upon the power and presence of the Holy Spirit to fulfill our part in accomplishing His purposes here, for without Him, we can do nothing. As 1 Peter 4:8-11 says, ?Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God?s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power forever and ever?. Colossians 3:23 instructs, ?Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.? Therefore, I understand and agree to the following calling and commitment as a member of the Samaritan House Staff: Calling: As a staff member of the Samaritan House, I recognize that . . . 1. I represent Jesus, His Kingdom and this ministry to people I find myself involved with daily; both those within and outside our ministry. 2. I have been entrusted by the Lord to be an example in this ministry by expressing its mission, values and practices. 3. I have a part in leading others in the imitation of Christ, recognizing that as a representative of the ministry, others will follow what I think, say and do. My calling is to model Christ through humility, the example of servant hood, and godly stewardship of my time, the ministries property and its resources. Commitment: As a staff member of the Samaritan House, I am a representative of the ministry and our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, I commit to . . . 1. Maintain and grow in my personal life with Jesus, focusing on the importance of the regular disciplines of Bible reading, worship, prayer and to attend a local church on a regular basis. 2. Demonstrate moral purity, relational wholeness, the Fruits of the Spirit and the fostering of a good reputation as man or woman of character. 3. Demonstrate respect for each other by affirming and encouraging each other. 4. Pray for each other. Benefits: For Interns without a Bachelors Degree: One Year Work Study Internship
  • Provides a work study internship with free tuition in City Vision College for a full year paid by hosting ministry.
  • Online courses providing accredited degrees in Nonprofit Management, Addiction Studies, Urban Mission, and Business Administration.
  • Any Pell grant or other federal financial aid paid as cash payment to student (up to $5,645).
  • Expectation is typically 29 hours of volunteer work with 16 hours of class work per week (45 hours total).
  • For Interns with a Bachelors Degree: Two-Year MBA Fellowship
  • Full Scholarship for an MBA through Bakke Graduate University (worth over $18,000; does not include graduation fees or optional travel fees)
  • Two years of supervised nonprofit or ministry experience interning 35 hours/week.
  • Bachelor's degree required to apply. (more)
  • Requirements
  • At least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Must be a Christian
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen, U.S. or Canadian national or lawful permanent resident alien, or have a valid student or work visa
  • Able to make at least a one year (or summer) commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
  • Able to financially live on just free housing (and stipend if you opt for the One Year Paid Internship) and any outside income sources you have.
  • Able to relocate to a location of a ministry site (unless a site exists at your current location)
  • For more information or to apply visit cityvisioninternships.org. For more information about this site visit .

    Short Term Mission Trip Details

    Benefits Offered:

    • Free Graduate Bakke Tuition
    • Free Undergrad City Vision Tuition
    • Housing or Rental Stipend

    This cost includes:

    Length of Trip

    One Year

    Initially Posted: 03/01/2016
    Last Updated: 03/02/2016