World Relief Seattle is the largest refugee resettlement agency in Western Washington and has been serving refugees in the Seattle area since 1979. Our organization seeks to help refugees adjust to life in the United States and to become self-sufficient and equipped to fully participate in the community. As a refugee resettlement agency, World Relief Seattle offers case management and self-sufficiency services to newly-arrived refugees. These include meeting basic needs upon arrival (food, shelter, furnishings, etc.), orientation to American culture and systems, job placement assistance including regular work readiness classes and activities, English language training, and financial literacy and budget training. The proposed AmeriCorps project will boost World Relief's performance through service member involvement in the following areas: English language training, employment and job preparation, and volunteer recruitment and support. The AmeriCorps member will enhance our ability to provide more robust and extended services to our current participants as well as extra training opportunities for our volunteers that wouldn’t otherwise occur. This position is contingent on funding.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps Employment Specialist will serve recently arrived refugees by assisting in multi-level English language classes (including pre-literate students), assisting in or teaching two weekly employment preparation classes, supporting volunteer recruitment, training and management, and assisting with other job preparation services. The AmeriCorps member will serve refugees from many different ethnicities alongside an experienced English teaching professional, the Volunteer Coordinator and skilled Job Developers.
Education award upon successful completion of service , Training , Stipend , Health Coverage , Childcare assistance if eligible.
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Education , Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach .
Social Services , Non-Profit Management , General Skills , Team Work , Computers/Technology , Teaching/Tutoring , Education , Recruitment .
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