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Youth and Education Assistant - Afghan Placement and Assistance Program

Salt Lake City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Salt Lake City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Youth
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date:

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IRC Background:
 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. 
Job Overview:
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 Youth and Education Assistant will support new Afghani families with an orientation to the US school system, enrolling school-aged students in school by providing training to families and completing enrollment paperwork. This included providing logistical support to help students learn how to get to school such as walking and bus orientations on the first day of school. The Youth and Education Assistant will help new students and their parents and/or caregivers feel welcome in their new schools and will support other Education program services as needed.
Major Responsibilities: 
•Conduct initial Youth and Education Intake and follow-up training on navigating the U.S. school system with recently resettled parents and caregivers
•Gather documents and complete school enrollment applications with school-aged students 
•Teach students how to walk or take the bus to school and coordinate logistics with other IRC resettlement teams
•Complete school enrollment within 30 days of arrival and track in ETO and Salesforce databases
•Organize and put together school backpacks full of school supplies for new students
•Provide basic computer-use digital skill training for parents and caregivers as needed
•Use personal, insured vehicle and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area.
•May train and lead the activities of volunteers and interns.
•Other duties as assigned.

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