Part time (20 hours/week), non exempt
Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. The IRC opened the sub office in in Midland in April 2016 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees. The office resettles approximately 100-125 refugees per year.
Job Overview/Summary: In collaboration with the resettlement case worker, the resettlement assistant will provide employment services to newly arrived refugees and support to the R&P program. Reports to Site Manager and supports the Resettlement Caseworker in delivering services.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Provide job readiness training to client
- Assist newly arrived refugees with employment applications and interviews
- Assist clients in addressing barriers to employment by providing transportation training and connecting them with community resources, including childcare
- Assist the resettlement case manager in the provision of core services such as purchasing household supplies and furniture, household set-up, orientations, airport pick-ups and related activities that support the client resettlement process
- Assist with the timely completion of client records, documentation, and case files.
- Provid interpretation and transportation services as required
- The skills and knowledge typically acquired through the equivalent of up to two years of combined job related training and experience. Ideally, a significant portion of this experience will have been gained in social services, humanitarian relief, public service, or other not-for profit environment
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Fluent in English, both spoken and written; bilingual ability in one of the predominant languages of the local client base is desired.
- Detail oriented with the proven ability to meet deadlines
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
- Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area (escorting clients and other activities related to client resettlement needs).