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Refugee Cash Assistance Specialist

Abilene (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Abilene (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Cash-Based Interventions
  • Closing Date:

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Job Overview/Summary: The Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Specialist is responsible for managing the provision of services to assist newly arrived refugee clients to attain self-sufficiency through short term cash assistance and referrals to employment services.  Specifically, the RCA Specialist ensures services related to the administration of Refugee Cash Assistance services and with screening, enrollment, monthly cash assistance, and follow-up services.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

·Provide intake, assessment, and enrollment to a caseload of Refugee Cash Assistance clients

·Ensure monthly compliance of program participants and distribute Bank of America cards

·Recertify clients for RCA at month 4, and screen monthly for continued eligibility

·Work with the Economic Empowerment Supervisor and if needed, WTOR, to screen Cuban Entrants for RCA eligibility

·Reconcile monthly RCA payment with finance staff

·Administer monthly cash assistance payments and track expenses

·Refer RCA clients to employment services, ELI services, and other services as appropriate

·Monthly travel to Midland, TX to provide services to clients residing in the Permian Basin region

·Ensure case files and reports are maintained in accordance with grant requirements.

·Other duties as requested


·Undergraduate degree in related field preferred.

·Relevant professional experience required; minimum of 2 years’ experience strongly preferred.

·Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English.  Bilingual ability in Spanish highly desired.

·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, access to a personal, insured vehicle, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area

Working Environment:

·A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.

·May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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