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Immigrant Wellness Group Programming Coordinator (Part-Time)

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HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia


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Published 15 days ago

Start Date

July 1, 2019


MISSION

Driven by the Jewish value of welcoming the stranger, HIAS Pennsylvania provides legal, resettlement and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair treatment and full integration into American society. HIAS Pennsylvania advocates for just and inclusive public policies and practices.

General Description: The Immigrant Wellness Group Programming Coordinator will be responsible for the organization and implementation of wellness-based group programs for eligible refugee and asylee clients. This person will work closely with the Program Manager to identify community needs and to design and implement programming that promotes self-sufficiency. This is a part-time, contract position, 10-15 hours/week on a flexible schedule with some weekend and/or evening hours required. The position is expected to run through the end of September 2019, with possibility for extension.

Core Areas of Responsibilities:

●      Organize group programming and events for refugees and asylees.

●      Meet with clients directly to enroll and assess progress.

●      Maintain precise records to support programming and granter requirements. 

Tasks:

●      Collaborate with Immigrant Wellness Program Manager and other stakeholders to identify community needs and design group programming that is responsive to those needs.

●      Organize and participate in regular group activities, including monthly community resource field trips, monthly adult education workshops, and a regular community wellness group. 

●      Work with individual refugee and asylee clients to complete initial intake and enrollment in group programming, and to complete 6-month assessments and case closures.

●      Use in-person and telephonic interpretation to communicate with clients.

●      Accompany clients to workshops and field trips via public transportation as needed.

●      Track client attendance and progress through the 6-month program period.

●      In consultation with the IWP Manager, make referrals to intensive case management services.

●      Coordinate with IWP Manager to discuss budget and secure needed funds for group events.

QUALIFICATIONS

●      Bachelor’s degree and/or community organizing experience required.

●      Highly organized, energetic, and compassionate.

●      Experience working with vulnerable populations required, ideally with vulnerable immigrant populations.

●      Language skills helpful but not required. Most commonly needed languages are French, Dari, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Spanish.

●      Ideal candidates will be familiar with community resources and events in Philadelphia. 

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the agency. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws and agency policies.

Statement of Non-discrimination: HIAS Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetics, protected veteran status, political affiliation or belief, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position.

MISSION

Driven by the Jewish value of welcoming the stranger, HIAS Pennsylvania provides legal, resettlement and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Level of Language Proficiency

Language skills helpful but not required. Most commonly needed languages are French, Dari, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Spanish. 

Language skills helpful but not required. Most commonly needed languages are French, Dari, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Spanish. 

How To Apply

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The successful applicant must be ready to start no later than July 1, 2019. Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter and resume in pdf form to Yvonne Leung at yleung@hiaspa.org

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The successful applicant must be ready to start no later than July 1, 2019. Interested…

Location

Philadelphia, PA
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