Education and Employment Specialist

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Major Responsibilities:

- Conduct intake, assessment and provide program orientation to clients eligible for employment services. Develop comprehensive employment plans and budget strategies for each employable adult. Provide job readiness and job search coaching and connect clients with job opportunities. - Develop and cultivate long term relationships with area employers and staffing agencies to identify appropriate employment opportunities for clients. - Assist clients and employers as necessary with post-placement issues and continuing employment needs. - Monitor client job performance, wage levels, and related metrics. - Coordinate adult school assessments, enrollments, and transportation orientation to/from school - Support clients with securing the necessary textbooks, technology, and supplies needed to attend class (virtually or in-person) - Conduct 90-Day retention checks on both employment and education placements; ensure clients are enrolling into the subsequent semester of classes - Detail each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Input client information in database(s) and assist with tracking and reporting as needed. - Collaborate effectively with coworkers and partner organizations. Build and maintain relationships with area service providers for the benefit of clients. - Use personal, insured vehicle and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area. - May train and lead the activities of support staff, volunteers, and interns. - Support VESL instructor as needed - Other duties as assigned.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Refugee Social Services County Program Coordinator

Indirect Reporting: Site director in Turlock; Economic Empowerment Manager Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Program Specialist, and Employment Specialist

External: Stanislaus County

Job Requirements:

- Undergraduate Degree in Adult Education or related field preferred, Masters Preferred. ESL certification such as TESOL Preferred. - 1-2 years+ relevant work experience in VESL Instruction/Adult Education, or another relevant field preferred. Excellent cross-cultural communication and cultural sensitivity required. - Ability to work independently with strong organizational skills. - Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment. - Experience working with adult learners from a variety of cultural and linguistic groups, and with multiple levels of English language skill required, work with refugee populations desirable. - Experience developing and providing orientations and training. - Experience designing curriculum and integrating technology into teaching desired. - Self- starter with excellent problem-solving skills and demonstrated success in developing and managing multiple projects and activities. - Highly organized, attentive to detail, responsible, and flexible: able to maintain responsibility for multiple tasks in the context of a diverse, fast-paced work environment. - Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. - Proven ability to contribute both independently and as a key team member. - Proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel. - Experience working with underserved populations preferred.


This position is currently scheduled for 26.25 working hours per week. The preferred schedule for this role is: Tuesdays 8AM-12PM & Wednesday – Friday 8AM – 4PM. Pending funding availability, this position may become full-time (37.5 working hours / week) upon mutual agreement.

Working Environment: Standard office work environment.

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement****: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity****: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer****: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.


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