Transportation Assistant - Afghan Placement and Assistance
Salt Lake City (United States of America)
Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. In the U.S.; IRC provides assistance to refugees resettling here through 27 offices operating in 16 states. IRC resettles approximately 11,000 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship. The IRC in Salt Lake City opened it office in 1994, and provides resettlement services through extended case management to newly arrived refugees for up to 24-months as well as over twenty different programs to educate and empower refugees.
The Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) Program is a new program being implemented at the International Rescue Committee to assist individuals from Afghanistan who are arriving in the United States. The Transportation Assistant will provide and coordinate transportation for arriving families and ensure that they receive the necessary living items for their initial stay in the US by coordinating and transporting supply and furniture items to new arrivals.
•Provide and coordinate transportation for new arrivals in conjunction with case work assistants from the airport to temporary and permanent housing
•Support transportation needs to initial appointments and in urgent situations
•Provide transportation and support to the Logistics and Housing Assistants for apartment setups
•Coordinate with the Development team in interacting with community donors and prospective donors to raise in-kind items to support new arrivals
•Answer questions and provide information to arrivals on public transportation in the local area
•Use personal, insured vehicle, IRC vehicles and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials
•Other duties as assigned.