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Advocate, Marie Joseph House of Hospitality (Second Shift & Weekends)

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Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants


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Salary Range: $15-$20 hourly commensurate with experience, skill, and education


*Candidates from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply


Advocate, Marie Joseph House of Hospitality (Second Shift & Weekends)

Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants (ICDI) provides spiritual care, accompaniment, and advocacy for individuals caught in the U.S. immigration system through detention visitation, court watch, deportation ministry, unaccompanied children's ministry, post-detention accompaniment, and the Marie Joseph House of Hospitality. The Marie Joseph House of Hospitality is a residential facility whose mission is to provide a welcoming, caring, and supportive environment for individuals who may not have family or other supports in the US while they seek asylum or other immigration status relief and adjust to life in the US.

Currently we are accepting applications for a full-time position of Advocate, Marie Joseph House of Hospitality. This position will be working late afternoons and evenings, and on weekends. This is a direct-services role based in our residential facility; it is not a live-in position. 

The Advocate is responsible for the safe and smooth operation of the House, programming, and ensuring the well-being of participants. This includes fostering a welcoming and empowering environment for participants, providing emotional support/spiritual care, facilitating in-house programming, support with case management, and coordinating maintenance of the facility. Experience and sensitivity working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, empathy, empowerment-focused, professionalism, and organizational skills are essential. 



Job Responsibilities

∙ Provide support to participants, including life skills coaching, community living guidance, emotional/spiritual/pastoral support as appropriate, and crisis intervention

∙ Facilitate in-house group programming (art, yoga, participant-led groups)

∙ Ensure participant access to resources such as food, hygiene/cleaning products, and other essentials as needed

∙ Conduct regular and thorough House checks throughout each shift

∙ Coordinate facilities maintenance with participants, including household chores

∙ Coordinate daily Community House Dinners and assist participants in food preparation and cleanup

∙ Provide case management and legal advocacy support, including accompaniment and transporting participants to appointments (court, legal, medical, etc.)

∙ Encourage and model healthy living and caring professional relationships among participants, including maintaining and exuding a calm presence

∙ Welcome and assist new participants and their orientation to community living

∙ Build community and a positive, welcoming House culture

∙ Coordinate, collaborate, and communicate with program staff and volunteers

∙ Participate in staff meetings and relevant professional development opportunities

∙ Other duties as assigned and based on participant needs and programmatic objectives



Qualifications

●       Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, preferably immigrants and refugees

●       Experience working in a residential/housing/shelter setting serving diverse populations

●       2-5 years experience working in human services, nonprofit, social services

●       Bachelor’s degree in related field such as social work, public service, etc.

●       Knowledge of issues pertaining to direct-service support, including accessing social support resources, linguistic and cultural considerations, acculturation, and celebrating and supporting diversity

●       Cultural competency and cultural humility

●       Ability to work and communicate effectively and respectfully with participants and program staff from diverse economic, cultural, ethnic, religious, physical and mental abilities, genders, and sexual orientations

●       Demonstrated crisis intervention and de-escalation skills

●       Effective written and oral communication skills

●       Computer literacy; excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks

●       Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgement, emotional intelligence

●       Ability to set and adhere to professional limits and boundaries

●       Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

●       Demonstrate a high level of dependability, maturity, professionalism, flexibility, and initiative

●       A commitment to and passion for ICDI’s mission

●       Bi/multilingual (Spanish, Lingala, Arabic, Urdu, French or other)

●       Valid driver’s license, good-standing driving record, and a vehicle

●       Must pass a background check and be subject to regular subsequent background checks

*Candidates from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply


Advocate, Marie Joseph House of Hospitality (Second Shift & Weekends)

Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants (ICDI) provides spiritual care…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

We offer time off, professional development, and health insurance benefits.

We offer time off, professional development, and health insurance benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi/multilingual (Spanish, Lingala, Arabic, Urdu, French or other) 

Bi/multilingual (Spanish, Lingala, Arabic, Urdu, French or other) 

How To Apply

Applications will be considered immediately and on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to employment@icdichicago.org

Applications will be considered immediately and on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to employment@icdichicago…

Location

Cicero, IL
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