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Community Outreach Specialist

San Diego (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: San Diego (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date:

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Under the supervision of the Employment Training Supervisor, the Community Outreach Specialist is responsible for supporting the provision of services to assist newly arrived Hattian Immigrants to attain self-sufficiency through employment or microenterprise. Specifically, the Community Outreach Specialist supports services that include community outreach, work readiness training, micro enterprise training, employment preparation, placement, career enhancement services and follow-up services.

Major Responsibilities:

•Support the intake, assessment, and orientation to clients eligible for services;

•Provide both group and one-on-one intense job readiness orientations that provide clients with the basic skills required to enhance their employability;

•Provide both group and one-on-one intense small business development orientations that provide clients with the basic skills required to enhance their opportunities for entrepreneurship;

•Determine specific employment or small business opportunities appropriate to Hattian clients and assist clients in accessing these opportunities by guiding them through the process;

•Assist clients and employers as necessary with post placement issues and continuing employment needs;

•Ensure timely and accurate compliance to all reporting requirements, and entry into two different databases;

•Participate in all program meetings, weekly employment meeting, staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the team;

•Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency;

•Conduct outreach and develop new stakeholder relationships in effort to better support the Hattian Community;

•Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

•Undergraduate degree in a related field; or mix of equivalent years of education and related work experience;

•Two years of related professional work experience ideal (in addition to the above);

•Demonstrated experience with the U.S. job search process and the ability to effectively coach clients through the nuanced process of securing employment;

•Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English/Creole Haitian required;

•Proven success achieving goals and working effectively with all levels of staff in a multicultural environment;

•Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook);

•Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area.

Working Environment:

•Standard, professional office environment combined with travel in and around the service delivery area; 100% remote during pandemic;

•Regular travel to off-site locations is required (once in-person services resume);

•Offices hours are scheduled as Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm;

•Access to a reliable vehicle and valid auto insurance to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area.

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