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Employment Case Manager - Somali or Amharic/Tigrinya Speaking

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Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is a nationally recognized multiethnic nonprofit organization that provides award-winning services to refugee and immigrant women and their families in King and Snohomish Counties.

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POSITION TITLE:        Employment Case Manager


PROGRAM:                Family Empowerment Services


REPORTS TO:            Family Empowerment Program Manager                


STATUS:                   Non-exempt, Regular full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)


LOCATION:                 ReWA SeaTac and Kent Offices


SUMMARY:










Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) offers culturally and linguistically competent comprehensive employment services and vocational training opportunities to immigrant and refugee families to promote self-sufficiency and independence.

Employment Case Manager is responsible for developing job opportunities and marketing employee services to potential employers. Acts as liaison between ReWA, DSHS and King County employers; develop job opportunities, support participants and their family members to obtain and retain employment, increase their earnings, and meet the State Work first requirements; assess participants needs, develop a service plan and support participants overcome barriers to employment, and ensures participant’s employability and access to education and training opportunities.

Successful candidates for this position are result-oriented; and will have a strong understanding of the unique challenges, barriers and needs of immigrant and refugee families; possess excellent knowledge of the employment market, family income support and resources, and have exceptional ability to build trust with participants and can offer consistent coaching and encouragement.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct outreach with immigrant and refugee communities, community providers, and case managers to recruit program eligible participants.
  • Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment for the whole family and develop a family self-sufficiency plan and create a strategy to effectively respond to those needs.
  • Identify and assist participants in overcoming barriers to employment including connecting them with community resources and assisting in accessing public benefits.
  • Develop employment plans that will lead to wage progression, career advancement opportunities and increased self-sufficiency.
  • Provide job development, placement and retention services to job seekers including arranging for career exploration/exposure, job matching, and working with employers and employees to solve problems.
  • Provide career counseling, job search, and job skills training to successfully find employment in U.S. work force.
  • Conduct workshops and skills trainings to prepare refugee and immigrant participants for job search and employment to work in a new work culture.
  • Assist participants with employment application, job search, resume preparation, and job interviews.
  • Act as a liaison between employers and participants to ensure positive work performance and long-term retention of employment.
  • Track demographic and service data.
  • Maintain regular follow ups with participants and their employers to ensure appropriate placement was made.
  • Provide crisis intervention and assist participants with support services to ensure successful employment retention.
  • Participate in staff meetings and training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate degree in human services field, and 2 years professional experience in employment and/or vocational training field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in case management, including counseling and coordination of services.
  • Fluent in either Somali or Amharic/Tigrinya
  • Demonstrated ability expressing yourself effectively, both verbally and in writing, using the English language
  • Excellent organizational, outreach and recruitment skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including knowledge of Excel, word processing and email programs.
  • Knowledge of local market trends, employment and training services, and the welfare system in Washington state
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with individuals from a wide range of cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrated commitment to refugee and immigrant advocacy
  • Must have own transportation, a valid Washington state driver’s license, and ability to travel to multiple sites on a regular basis


BENEFITS:                  Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and 403(b) plans


CLOSING DATE:          Open until filled.


                                   

FOR CONSIDERATION: 


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Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is a nationally recognized multiethnic nonprofit organization that provides award-winning services to refugee and immigrant women and their families in King and Snohomish Counties.

Job Announcement…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    April 19, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 18, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and 403(b) plans

Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and 403(b) plans

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in Somali or Amharic/Tigrinya

Fluent in Somali or Amharic/Tigrinya

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near SeaTac, WA
Associated Location
SeaTac, WA

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