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Current Openings

Housing Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Secure housing for newly arrived refugees in conjunction with established refugee communities
  • Advocate for refugee tenants, serving as a cultural broker between landlords and tenants
  • Maintain healthy relationships with existing apartment partners and build new relationships with additional apartments
  • Coordinate the furnishing of apartments with household goods and other non-furniture items to ensure a welcoming home for new refugee arrivals
  • Train, schedule, and oversee interns in tasks related to shopping for and setting up apartments for newly arrived refugees
  • Communicate with apartment managers  and maintenance staff to ensure that apartments are ready and in appropriately good condition in time for arrivals
  • Set up apartments with the collected household items for new refugee arrivals in a timely fashion
  • Collaborate with In-Kind Donations Coordinator to solicit and receive in-kind donations to meet ministry needs.
  • Ensure that accurate financial records are kept and all necessary copies are given to caseworkers and the office bookkeeper
  • Maintain and organize storage areas
  • Other related tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A desire to serve refugees in support of the mission of World Relief
  • Strong relationship management skills and  experience
  • Good communication, customer service and organizational skills
  • Experience working in multicultural settings required
  • Ability to multi-task, improvise, schedule and adapt along with changing circumstances
  • Self-motivated worker with the ability to demonstrate initiative and work well as part of a team
  • Ability to work with and communicate well with diverse groups of people
  • Flexibility in schedule and ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Intermediate computer knowledge, including MS Office and the ability to learn new programs (previous experience with databases desired)
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Ability to lift at least 20 pounds multiple times required
  • Current driver’s license, insurance and clean driving record required 
  • Knowledge of a second language preferred, but not required

Application deadline: Sept. 2nd, 2014

Location: Kent, WA, with much work in the field

40 hours/week, ongoing

Compensation: DOE, benefits available

Intensive ESL Instructor Position

Overview of Position:

The Intensive ESL Instructor will serve recently-arrived refugees by teaching an intensive English language class (20 hours of instruction/week) focused on employment and self-sufficiency for students with limited English proficiency.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach a multi-level ESL class four times a week to newly-arrived adult refugees focusing on language development, job preparation, and cultural orientation.
  • Monitor student progress and achievement, directing additional resources and attention to pre-literate and beginner-level students.
  • Maintain and update student information in an organized and confidential manner including assessments, progress reviews, and attendance records.
  • Assist with administering CASAS testing and/or additional standardized tests to measure student progress.
  • Communicate consistently with ESL Coordinator and staff in order to deliver effective service to clients.

Qualifications:       

  •   A desire to serve refugees in support of the overall mission and work of World Relief
  •   Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively with people from diverse
  • cultures and religious backgrounds
  •   Bachelor’s Degree with a TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification or Adult Education   endorsement
  •   Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple duties
  •   Flexibility, initiative, and a desire to learn
  •   Experience working with refugees very helpful
  •   Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  •   Knowledge of a second language a plus
  •   Intermediate computer knowledge, including MS Office
  •   Familiarity with standardized language testing

Position Information

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Intensive ESL Assistant Position

Overview of Position:

The Intensive ESL Assistant will serve recently-arrived refugees by assisting in an intensive English language class focused on employment and self-sufficiency for students with limited English proficiency.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Assist in a multi-level ESL class four times a week to newly-arrived adult refugees focusing on language development, job preparation, and cultural orientation.
  • Assist with administering CASAS testing and/or additional standardized tests to measure student progress.
  • Maintain and update student information in an organized and confidential manner including assessments, progress reviews, and attendance records.
  • Communicate consistently with Instructor and ESL Coordinator and staff in order to deliver effective service to clients.
  • Assist with coordinating class fieldtrips to community locations.

Qualifications:       

  •   Bilingual in a second language (ex. Somali, Burmese, Arabic, Dari, Nepali)
  •   A desire to serve refugees in support of the overall mission and work of World Relief
  •   Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively with people from diverse
  • cultures and religious backgrounds
  •   Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple duties
  •   Flexibility, initiative, and a desire to learn
  •   Experience working with refugees very helpful
  •   Experience working in an ESL setting very helpful
  •   Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  •   Intermediate computer knowledge, including MS Office
  •   Familiarity with standardized language testing

Position Information

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Furniture Mover

Responsibilities:

  • Pickup furniture or other gifts-in-kind (GIK) from donors as directed by GIK Coordinator
  • Deliver furniture and other GIK to new refugee families according to program guidelines and as directed by GIK Coordinator.
  • Set up apartments for new refugee arrivals, purchase necessary furniture when necessary to fulfill requirements.
  • Assist in maintaining and organizing storage areas.
  • Maintain positive relations and communication with donors, volunteers and refugees.
  • Accurately document and report receipts and delivery of GIK as well as program purchases.
  • Other related tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A desire to serve refugees in support of the mission of World Relief.
  • Ability to positively reflect the work and mission of World Relief to donors.
  • Ability to lift at least 70 pounds multiple times required.
  • Consistently available for on-call work that is variable and flexible in schedule.
  • Current driver’s license, insurance and clean driving record required. 
  • Good communication, customer service and organizational skills desired.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to work and communicate well with diverse groups of people.
  • Self-motivated worker with the ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.
  • Experience working in multicultural settings desirable.
  • Knowledge of a second language is a plus.
  • Location: Kent, WA, with much work in the field
  • 15-70 hours/Month, part-time/on-call
  • Compensation: $13/hour

To apply, please visit http://worldrelief.org/career-opportunities 
For more about World Relief Seattle, please visit http://worldreliefseattle.org
For questions, contact Luke Williams at 253-277-1121 x225 or lwilliams@wr.org

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Volunteer ESL Teacher

Goals

  • Extend the love of Jesus to our Somali neighbors, by extending friendship while teaching literacy and cultural competences
  • Plan lessons and instruct using techniques for pre-literate and level 1 English language learners developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities with the goal of empowering students towards self-sufficiency in daily living and employment skills
  • Equip tutors to fulfill their volunteer roles and assist in fostering mutually encouraging relationships between volunteers with Somalis

Qualifications

  • Faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and a lifestyle of obedience in following Him.
  • Training in teaching English as a Second Language preferred
  • (Minimum – 100-hour TEFL or TESOL certificate or equivalent)
  • Teaching experience instructing adults preferred
  • Cross-cultural experience with a willingness to further develop an understanding of Somali culture, cross-cultural ministry, and teaching pre-literate learners
  • Experience in learning a foreign language preferred
  • English language proficiency in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing

Core Responsibilities

  • Pray regularly for SALT ministry and students
  • Instruct one 3 hour class, 2 days a week
  • Prepare lessons and develop curriculum and materials
  • Maintain accurate and current records of student progress and attendance
  • Assist tutors by modeling effective, level-appropriate teaching practices and support tutors with suggestions and strategies
  • Communicate with co-teacher, World Relief’s ESL Coordinator, and SALT Director regarding student needs, issues and administrative documents
  • Assist with standardized testing using CASAS and state assessment instruments
  • Attend monthly meeting with SALT leadership team
  • Attend monthly prayer meeting with Somali Outreach volunteers (optional)

Schedule

  • Start Date: October 2nd, 2014
  • End Date: June 11th, 2015
  • Hours: Tuesdays, & Thursdays 9:30 AM–12:30 PM + prep time (on your own)
  • To Apply, please contact SALTSeattle@wr.org

 

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