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Career Development Specialist

San Jose (Philippines)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: San Jose (Philippines)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date:

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Job Overview:Under the supervision of the Career Development Coordinator, the Career Development Specialist will work together with the larger Economic Empowerment Team through an integrated approach to help refugees to thrive financially in the U.S.  The goal for CareerLink Program is assisting refugee clients to move beyond entry-level jobs and gain employment in their professional field, with a focus on Hospitality, Healthcare, Finance, and Tech sectors. Specifically, the Specialist ensures career counseling, job search assistance, enrollment in post-secondary and certification programs, networking opportunities, and coordinating additional services tailored to individual client needs.  

This short-term position is expected to end on November 1, 2021. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Carry a caseload of 50 CareerLink Program clients per year, providing them with one-on-one career counseling; this includes service planning, goal setting, resource mapping, supporting job search activities, and referrals to employer contacts.

  • Offer curricula and offerings for career sector tracks, and modify on an ongoing basis.

  • Complete assessments to gauge client strengths, weaknesses, and proficiencies.

  • Work with skilled volunteers, community members, and employer contacts to train clients through workshops and trainings on topics such as professional speaking,email correspondence, and interviewing. 

  • Ensure the development and delivery of trainings in U.S. business culture for clients in both tracks.

  • Document client participation and progress, adhering to grant requirements.

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of career development services data to donors and all relevant parties

  • Participate in all-staff/ program meetings.

  • Other related duties as assigned.


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