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Casework Assistant

Oakland (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Oakland (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req7211

Job Title: Casework Assistant

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Occasional

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Oakland, CA USA

Job Description

IRC Background: The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has 26 offices in the United States and a presence in over 40 countries.

Job Summary:The Casework Assistant provides direct support to the resettlement team to facilitate the resettlement of newly arrived refugees. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the resettlement team in the provision of core services such as purchasing household supplies and furniture, household set-up, orientation, purchasing supplies, providing transportation, airport pick-ups and related activities that support the client resettlement process.

  • Supporting the resettlement team’s efforts to link clients with appropriate educational, health and social services.

  • Assisting with the timely completion of client records, documentation, and case files.

  • Providing language assistance as required.

  • Other duties as needed.

Qualifications

Job Requirements:

  • Skills and Abilities: Fluency or near-fluency in English  

  • Education in linguistics or related field and/or evidence of training in interpretation techniques a plus.

  • Prior experience providing interpretive services strongly desired.

  • You work well within a team and are detail oriented, patient, professional, and reliable.

  • You are available for work assignments during regular business hours, evening and weekend availability a strong plus, some local travel required.

  • You have integrity, compassion, and a positive attitude.

Salary: $17.39 an hour


 

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