Citizenship Aide (AmeriCorps)

Job Type

Full Time
Temporary

Salary

Details: Monthly stipend of $1,202.86 before deductions and withholding

Published

06/08/2018

Start Date

09/03/2018

Application Deadline

08/11/2018

Address

3639 Martin Luther King Way S.
Seattle
WA
98144
United States

Description

Support recent immigrants and refugees in becoming citizens and learning English


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide classroom instruction and individual assistance to individuals seeking citizenship services
  • Lead Citizenship classes for immigrant and refugees
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training, and supervision of program volunteers to support and complement the AmeriCorps-sponsored activities
  • Support in the implementation of Citizenship Clinics and other programmatic events
  • Collaborate with other staff and programs to support client’s access to ACRS programs
  • Track and report key outcomes related to Adult Basic Education (ABE)


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Regular attendance at team and agency meetings
  • Ability to speak, write, and read English
  • Bachelor’s degree in social service, education or related field preferred
  • High School diploma required
  • Ability to work with English Language learners who are culturally diverse
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and web-based applications
  • Some weekend and evening service is required


Characteristics

  • Passion for services, ACRS’ Mission and the goal of the ACRS’ Citizenship Department
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Team player, yet able to work independently
  • Comfortable leading a class
  • Humility as it relates to understanding the experiences of ACRS’ clients
  • Reliability and flexibility
  • A willingness to step in when needs arise

Benefits

Washington Service Corps AmeriCorps benefits

  • Basic health insurance (not including vision coverage)
  • Workers compensation coverage
  • Assistance with childcare costs if eligible
  • $5,815 education award (10.5-month positions) that can be used for future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loan debt (upon successful completion of the service term)
  • Forbearance (temporarily postponing paying off a loan) of qualified student loans during the service term
  • ORCA Light Rail Pass
  • Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term

Benefits of serving at Asian Counseling and Referral Service

  • Gain invaluable experience in case management, adult education and the naturalization process
  • Work with amazing and resilient clients
  • Be fully integrated into a dynamic, fun and high-functioning team
  • Opportunity to be part of a well-established, vibrant organization that emerged out of a social justice movement

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English and either Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, Cambodian or Tagalog is strongly desired.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

volunteer@acrs.org
http://www.acrs.org

TO APPLY: Complete AmeriCorps application at http://bit.ly/Citaide2018 and submit resume to volunteer@acrs.org


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