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Youth Program Services Member - WSC

Seattle

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Seattle
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:

This is a limited term Washington Service Corps (WSC) position serving at the IRC Seattle. WSC is an AmeriCorps program connection service members and under-resources communities throughout Washington state. Please read more about WSC and apply for this specific position at the following link to ensure you understand the service program and benefits before applying: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=114154.

 

Position Title: Youth Program Services Member Family Engagement - Washington Service Corps

IRC Background:  The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 27 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home. IRC opened an office in Seattle in 1976 and provides a continuum of services including intensive case management, employment and economic empowerment services, immigration assistance, health and wellness programming, and education support to refugee and immigrant families in Washington State. IRC Seattle is committed to providing trauma-informed, equitable, and accessible services and maintaining and evolving a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace.

Job Overview: The vision of the IRC Seattle Youth Program is that youth from refugee and immigrant backgrounds will have the skills and resources necessary to pursue a future of opportunity. The Youth Program Team works towards this vision by providing educational and enrichment opportunities to help school-aged and young adult youth from refugee and immigrant backgrounds catch up on their education, accelerate English proficiency, plan and prepare for post-secondary education and career, and build positive relationships in the school and community. The Youth Program Services member is a Washington Service Corps position, 10.5 month term (see below for details). This position will directly assist newcomer families to promote a successful start and ongoing connection with school including school enrollment and orientation, ongoing systems navigation, and academic support.

As the IRC WSC Youth Program Services Member you will have the unique opportunity to partner with newcomer parents and their children as they embark in this important chapter in their new lives.

Major Responsibilities:


Program Design and Implementation

·       Support newcomer families with a successful start to school by providing assistance in school enrollment, school orientation, arranging and providing transportation for initial meetings with school administration and teachers, locating bus routes, and connecting to academic support programs.

·       Provide ongoing systems navigation for newcomer families including following up with families after school enrollment and receiving referrals from IRC staff and school districts for families having challenges effectively connecting with school.

  • Build supportive relationships with families from refugee and immigrant backgrounds utilizing a trauma informed and culturally responsive approach

·       Assist with data collection and tracking for internal program monitoring and evaluation.

·       Support and participate in family engagement events.

·       Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the IRC team.


Resource Development

·       Support the Family Engagement team in creating and updating the IRC Education Resource guide with information and contacts for education programs from early learning, K-12, alternative high school completion programs, college and career, and adult ESL and education programs.

 

General

·       Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocol.

  • Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the IRC team.
  • Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

 

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Education Access and Family Engagement Coordinator
Position directly supervises:
N/A

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Resettlement, Volunteer and Development Team, Youth Program, New Roots Program, Health Empowerment Program, Survivor Services Program, Economic Empowerment Program, Immigration Program, and other IRC departments

External: families, School Districts (Teachers, Admin, etc.), Community Based Organizations

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma.
  • Undergrad degree related to Social Work, Education or related field preferred.
  • Experience in case work or education.

·       Cross cultural experience with ELL families from refugee and/or immigrant backgrounds.

·       Committed to anti-racism and continual learning and growth.

·       Flexible and adaptable – able to quickly problem solve and change plans and activities according to family needs or unexpected circumstances.

·       Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work well with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.

·       Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

·       Ability to maintain responsibility for multiple tasks in the context of a diverse, fast-paced work environment.

·       Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Zoom, or willingness to learn.

·       Fluent in predominant language of local client base desired (Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Somali, Swahili,

·       Kinyarwanda, Ukrainian etc.).

·       Willing to be First Aid/CPR certified upon hire.

 

AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements:

Selected members should demonstrate the skills and commitments required to successfully serve in the position, serve 40 hours a week and meet the 1,700 minimum hour requirement for a full 10.5 month term of service. At a minimum, the following criteria must be met:

 

  • Be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident (must submit proof as defined by CNCS regulation).
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service (17 years of age with signed parental consent form).
  • Members in tutoring positions must have a high school diploma or GED at time of enrollment.
  • Pass required National Service Criminal History Check.
  • Not be listed on the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR).

 

Washington Service Corps Benefits:

·       Living stipend of $2,066.86/month (before deductions and withholdings provided by Washington Service Corps (WSC).

·       Up to $6,345 Education Award that can be used for future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loan debt (upon successful completion of the service term, subject to federal tax) upon successful completion of 10.5 month term of service and 1,700 hours of service.

·       Basic health insurance (not including vision coverage) provided by WSC.

·       Student loan forbearance on qualifying loans.

·       Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term (paid after successful completion of service term).

·       Serving in a full-time AmeriCorps position qualifies as “employment” towards the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

·       Assistance with childcare costs provided through WSC.

 

To learn more about the Washington Service Corps program benefits visit: https://washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member/

 

Working Environment: 

·       Working with the families at schools and other community locations

·       Standard office setting at IRC’s office in SeaTac and remote within the King County vicinity;

·       Occasional evening or weekend activities as needed.

·       Need access to reliable high-speed internet from remote office.

·       Need access to reliable transportation to travel and work off-site (i.e. schools, apartment complexes, etc.).


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