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Current Openings

Resettlement Caseworker

Responsibilities:

  • Welcome newly arriving refugee families and individuals
  • Provide community orientation, counsel, and assistance in addressing basic needs
  • Assist refugee clients in accessing appropriate services such as public assistance, education, health care, and employment services
  • Encourage clients to work towards self-sufficiency and early employment
  • Maintain and complete case files and required documentation for each case
  • Maintain regular contact with assigned cases, including required home visits
  • Identify and address barriers to successful resettlement as necessary
  • Operate as a cultural broker between volunteers, church groups, service providers and refugees.
  • Other related tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A desire to serve refugees in support of the mission of World Relief
  • Proficiency in a refugee language highly desirable
  • Flexibility and the ability to learn quickly in a fast paced work environment
  • Good oral and written English communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and effectively in cross-cultural settings
  • Previous experience with refugees highly desirable
  • Good time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Access to a vehicle, current driver’s license, and clean driving record required.

Location:  Kent, Washington
Compensation: $13.50/hour to start, $14 after 90 days
To apply, please visit http://worldrelief.org/Page.aspx?pid=2700

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AmeriCorps Refugee Empowerment Support: ESL Assistant

Summary

The AmeriCorps Refugee Empowerment Support: ESL Assistant will serve recently arrived refugees by teaching or assisting in multi-level ESL classes four days a week (including pre-literate students), supporting volunteer recruitment, training and management, and assisting with job preparation services. The AmeriCorps member will serve refugees from many different ethnicities alongside an experienced ESL professional, the Volunteer Coordinator and skilled Job Developers.

Responsibilities

  • Plan lessons and assist or teach a multi-level ESL class four times weekly to newly-arrived adult refugees, particularly focusing on supporting clients at Level 0 – Level 2
  • Teach or assist weekly vocationally-specific employment workshops
  • Maintain and update student information in an organized and confidential manner, including assessments, progress reviews, and attendance records
  • Support the volunteer program by assisting with recruitment, management and training of volunteers
  • Assist Job Developers with job readiness activities and job training workshops
  • Develop new tools and materials that support the ESL, Volunteer, and Employment programs, enhancing opportunities for refugee adults to be better equipped for employment success

 

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
  • Prior teaching or tutoring experience desirable, especially in multi-cultural environments
  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple duties
  • Flexibility, initiative, and a desire to learn
  • Experience working or volunteering with refugees and/or non-native English speakers very helpful
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of a second language a plus
  • Intermediate computer knowledge, including MS Office
  • Between 18 and 25 years of age
  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national or Permanent Resident
  • TESOL / TEFL certification strongly desired

The AmeriCorps Individual Placement is a 10 ½ -month national service program requiring 40 hours a week, 1,700 total hours of volunteer service. Members receive a monthly stipend of $1,155 before deductions and withholding, basic health coverage, valuable training and experience, a $5,550 education award issued at completion of service, forbearance for qualified student loans, payment of interest on qualified student loans in forbearance, and childcare assistance for eligible members.

To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=55155&fromSearch=true
For
more about World Relief Seattle, please visit
 http://worldreliefseattle.org
For questions, contact Caitlin Wasley at 253-277-1121 x231 or cwasley@wr.org

 

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Administrative Assistant

Responsibilities:

Administrative Support:

  • Prepare new case files for MG and state-funded employment/ESL programs.
  • Prepare forms, reports and letters for MG cases.
  • Assist State Grants Manager in maintaining case notes and collecting intake
    information for enrolled clients.
  • Assist in maintaining external and internal databases with current case and GIK data.
  • Maintain program records, assist with filing, and perform other ongoing administrative tasks for the MG Coordinator and State Grants Manager.
  • Other related tasks as assigned.

Reception:

  • Function in primary reception role for clients, volunteers and other visitors to the office.
  • Ensure front desk is staffed during open office hours (M, T, Th & F; 9am-4pm), coordinating and training all staff and volunteers assigned to the front desk
  • Maintain a clean, welcoming and informative environment in the office reception area
  • Assist visitors by fielding general questions, providing basic assistance and redirecting them to appropriate staff when needed.
  • Distribute paperwork or checks to clients as requested by resettlement staff.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of staff schedules, contact information and appointments.
  • Accurately document and report all significant interactions to appropriate staff. 

Qualifications:

  • A desire to serve refugees in support of the mission of World Relief.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Capability to multi-task and balance multiple responsibilities.
  • Good oral and written communication in English.
  • Knowledge of a second language a plus.
  • Good computer knowledge, including MS Word and Excel, and the ability to learn new programs.
  • Self-motivated worker with the ability to work independently, demonstrate  initiative and complete required tasks on time.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Flexibility and the ability to learn quickly in a fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to communicate the work and mission of World Relief to visitors.

Location:  Kent, WA
Part-time (24 hours/week to start), permanent
Compensation: $12/hour, $12.50/hour after 90 days
To apply, please visit http://worldrelief.org/Page.aspx?pid=2700

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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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