Employment and Self-Sufficiency Aide



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


3639 Martin Luther King Way S.
United States


ACRS’ Employment and Citizenship Program serves 2,000 refugees and immigrants per year. Through employment and training, English as a Second Language, Citizenship and computer literacy, we help new arrivals learn, find jobs, integrate and become active in their communities. AmeriCorps members play a key role in helping our team to sustain and improve upon educational opportunities for vulnerable populations. This position is contingent on funding.

Employment and Self-Sufficiency Aide

Support immigrants & refugees in their quest for education, employment and self-sufficiency.

Start Date: 9/1/2018

End Date: 7/15/2019                              

Application Deadline: 8/11/2017  

Hours: Full Time

TO APPLY: Complete AmeriCorps application at http://bit.ly/EmpAide2018 and submit a resume to volunteer@acrs.org

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide individual assistance and classroom instruction to individuals seeking employment services
  • Lead Job Readiness Training (JRT) and Job Club classes
  • Assist clients with resume development, career exploration, job interviews and financial literacy
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training, and supervision of program volunteers to support and complement the AmeriCorps-sponsored activities
  • Collaborate with other staff and programs to support client’s access to ACRS programs
  • Track and report key outcomes related to financial literacy and job acquisition

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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


  • Passion for services, ACRS’ Mission and the goal of the ACRS’ Employment 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


  • Washington Service Corps AmeriCorps benefits
  • Monthly stipend of $1,202.86 before deductions and withholding
  • 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 supporting immigrants in naturalization
  • Work with an amazing group of immigrants and refugees
  • 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


  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

How To Apply


TO APPLY: Complete AmeriCorps application at http://bit.ly/EmpAide2018 and submit a resume to volunteer@acrs.org