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Current Openings

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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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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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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