Employment Specialist

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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Assists newly arrived refugees and other qualified immigrants attain self-sufficiency through employment by guiding them through employment preparation, coordinating job placements, other career advancement services, as well as barrier removal case management.


- Conduct intake, assessment and program orientation for clients eligible for employment services. Develop comprehensive employment plans and budget strategies for each employable adult. - 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 and wage. - Detail each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Input client information in database(s) and assist with tracking and reporting as needed. - Communicate and collaborate effectively with coworkers, across programs, and partner organizations. Build and maintain relationships with area service providers for the benefit of clients. - Provide case management to remove barriers to employment and self sufficiency. - Work effectively with and supervise volunteers, and interns. - Other duties as assigned.


- High school diploma required; bachelor’s degree preferred. - Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish. - Two years’ professional experience in workforce development. - Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred. - Cultural sensitivity and good cross communication skills. - Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively. - Ability to effectively communicate and work as a team member in a cross cultural environment. - Must have a valid driver’s license, active insurance policy; and access to reliable transportation.

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.

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: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12-month time period.


Added 13 days ago - Updated 3 hours ago - Source: rescue.org