Employment and Self-Sufficiency Aide

Published

05/25/2018

Start Date

09/01/2018

End Date

07/15/2019

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

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

Description

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


Characteristics

  • 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


Benefits

  • 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

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

How To Apply

volunteer@acrs.org
http://bit.ly/EmpAide2018

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


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