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Title Refugee Employment Specialist
Categories Catholic Charities/Catholic Social Services
Location Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, 922 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, OH 45402
Job Information

Assist Refugees and Asylees to become self-sufficient through employment based case management services and develop employer relationships who will hire refugee clients. Also provides assistance to secondary migrants as capacity allows.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREA MAIN DUTIES (Not all inclusive)
Refugee Employment Assessment and Counseling
In consultation with the resettlement team, identifies employable refugees that are eligible for employment services considering such factors as prior education and employment history, carries and annual case load of between 125-150, identifies and provides support services to barriers for successful employment. Supports employable refugees, identifies employment-related issues for each refugee, manage internal and external referrals to address barriers to employment. Assesses the employability of each refugee and evaluates their employment interest. Facilitate Job Development, Job Readiness/Placement Assistance, Post-Placement Assistance, and Job Upgrades/Professional Recertification in preparation for job placement and ongoing support for the development of job skills and employment. Meets individually and/or in small groups for resume development, assistance with on-line job applications and web-based job searches, assistance with applications for community training programs and accompanying refugees to job interviews.
 
Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelors degree in Social Work, Business or related field
• Basic computer skills and familiarity with MS Word and Excel
• Ability to understand various accents and levels of English spoken by limited-language speakers
• Ability to communicate with limited English-speaking clients, including having the expertise to speak to clients through interpreters and translators
• Patience in working with limited language speakers and those learning a new culture
• Sound interviewing and employment development skills
• Knowledge of community resources as they relate to employment
• Ability to work with diverse populations
• Ability to network with other persons, businesses, or agencies to meet client needs/goals
• Willingness to work flexible hours
• Valid Ohio drivers license and access to private, insured vehicle during working hours
 
All interested candidates should send a resume with salary requirement to:
Human Resources
Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley
922 W. Riverview Ave.
Dayton OH 45402
Or e-mail to jobs@cssmv.org
Or fax to 222-6750

Date Posted 2019-08-23


Title Refugee Program Assistant
Categories Catholic Charities/Catholic Social Services
Location Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, 922 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, OH 45402
Job Information

The overall goal of the Refugee Resettlement Program is to support refugee individuals and families to become self-sufficient in their new communities. Under the guidance/direction of the Refugee Program Manager, the Refugee Program Assistant assists in the delivery of refugee resettlement services. Services provided by the Refugee Program Assistant assists as a training resource on various aspects of refugee resettlement services (includes assisting with pre and post arrival program needs, airport reception, interpretation at individual or group sessions, communicating and reinforcing resettlement goals, orientation services, transportation assistance and translation of documents), community/client development projects, provide administrative and research support for staff and clients, and Other responsibilities as assigned.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREA MAIN DUTIES (Not all inclusive)
1. Assist in the R&P core services support for all newly arrived refugees (i.e. such as public health appointments, social security appointments, medical/mental health understanding their refugee resettlement goals of independence and self-sufficiency.
2. Responds in a timely and professional manner to requests for assistance to accompany refugees to Reception and Placement appointments such as public health appointments, social security appointments, medical/mental health understanding their refugee resettlement goals of independence and self-sufficiency.
3. Provides cultural orientation and bus orientation for newly arrived cases, identifying appropriate resources for initial orientations and ongoing self-sufficiency
4. Assists case managers and employment specialists as needed with client linkage to community resources and advocacy to ensure uninterrupted receipt of benefits
 
Minimum Requirements:
• Associates Degree in social services, international relations or similar field or equivalent education and experience.
• Bi-lingual capabilities with competence in the language of the current population being resettled by Catholic Social Services
• Basic computer skills and familiarity with MS Word and Excel
• Ability to understand and communicate with limited English-speaking clients, including having the expertise to speak to clients through interpreters
• Knowledge and experience and/or willingness to learn about global cultures, global migration and the work of refugee resettlement
• Knowledge of community resources
• Excellent multi-tasking, interviewing, and time management skills
• Willingness to work flexible hours
• Valid Ohio driver’s license and access to private, insured vehicle during working hours and willingness to transport refugees
 
All interested candidates should send a resume with salary requirement to:
Human Resources
Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley
922 W. Riverview Ave.
Dayton OH 45402
Or e-mail to jobs@cssmv.org
Or fax to 222-6750

Date Posted 2019-08-22


Title Refugee Housing/Volunteer Coordinator
Categories Catholic Charities/Catholic Social Services
Location Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, 922 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, OH 45402
Job Information

The purpose of the Refugee Housing/Volunteer Coordinator is to provide daily ongoing support of refugee housing and case management needs. Provide supervision to volunteers and interns of the refugee resettlement program. Communicate with case management staff and manager regarding volunteer and programming needs and facilitate use of volunteers to fulfill programming. Provide coordination and collaboration with community partners including landlords, social service providers, and volunteer organizations.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREA MAIN DUTIES (Not all inclusive)
 
Management, Supervision, and Development of Volunteers
Screen, train and manage volunteers and student interns; support volunteers and student interns in following program goals, policies and procedures; monitor the match of the volunteer to programming and opportunities through supervision and review of documentation; support and coach volunteers and student interns in their development; communicate issues and concerns to the program manager and administrative staff.
 
Oversee Housing Coordination and Ongoing Program Services
Responsible for appropriate volunteer and intern assignments in order to coordinate and complete all housing programing, provide support and case conferences as needed to co-workers and volunteers; provide ongoing housing supervision of program participants; communicate client concerns/complaints to the Program Manager and assist in problem-solving process.
 
Cultural Orientation Provision
• Identify potential employers
• Build working relationships with appropriate employers
• Maintain a database of relevant information about employers with any openness to hiring refugees
 
Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field required; Master’s degree preferred
• At least 2 years’ experience in volunteer management and coordination
• Experience supervising volunteers and interns
• Skills in client assessment
• Sound interviewing and intervention skills
• Background knowledge of volunteer dynamics, mediation and negotiation skills
• Ability to work with diverse populations
• Willingness to work flexible hours
• Valid Ohio driver’s license
• Access to dependable transportation
 
All interested candidates should send a resume with salary requirement to:
Human Resources
Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley
922 W. Riverview Ave.
Dayton OH 45402
Or e-mail to jobs@cssmv.org Or fax to 222-6750

Date Posted 2019-08-14


Title Community Health Navigator
Categories Catholic Charities/Catholic Social Services
Location Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, 922 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, OH 45402
Job Information

As a member of the CSSMV Pregnancy and Parenting Services staff, the Family Life Coach/Community Health Navigator provides social services to strengthen families and support positive parenting outcomes for pregnant and parenting young parents and their children – specifically providing support for pregnant mothers/expecting fathers and parents of children under the age of one to ensure a healthy outcome for pregnancy and for infants to successfully reach age one. The focus of services is to address infant mortality and the racial disparity of infant mortality in the African American community. As a Community Health Navigator, this position provides outreach in the community to bring awareness to this issue and to better locate parents who are in need of services. As Family Life Coach, this position provides individual and family assessment, community or home-based outreach, community resource support, and linkages to other services of Catholic Social Services as well as the wider community. This position provides service linkages such as evidenced based home visiting, prenatal care, and services for young parents to impact the social determinants of health. The Family Life Coach/Community Health Navigator will perform outreach and form relationships with businesses and nonprofits, located in areas of Montgomery County that are experiencing some of the highest rates of infant mortality, to provide and raise awareness of issues related to infant mortality and increase opportunities for engagement of the public. The Family Life Coach/Community Health Navigator participates in data collection for measuring program outcomes. The position is a member of the CSSMV Pregnancy and Parenting Services department and participates in monthly team meetings, quality assurance activities, and agency activities.
 
Minimum Requirements:
• Required Associate’s Degree or completion of the Community Health Worker Certificate Program; Bachelor’s degree in social work, family life education, psychology, education, or related field-preferred
• Demonstrated skills in client assessment, case planning and goal setting, intervention tracking.
• Experience working with families.
• Ability to work with diverse populations and new parents and young families.
• Preferred competency in Kinyaranda. Swahili, Kinyamulenge
• Ability to work independently as well as participate as member of a department team and engage in cooperation across agency services.
• Sound skills in client engagement, building rapport, engaging in motivational interviewing and delivering case management intervention in group and home settings.
• Effective oral and written communication.
• Ability to complete effective case notes in timely manner and use basic computer skills for electronic record keeping.
• Ability to collect client data and assist with program evaluation activities.
• Willingness to work flexible hours.
• Knowledgeable/willing to learn about parenting and child development.
• Valid Ohio license, access to dependable transportation.
 
All interested candidates should send a resume with salary requirement to:
Human Resources
Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley
922 W. Riverview Ave.
Dayton OH 45402
Or e-mail to jobs@cssmv.org
Or fax to 222-6750

Date Posted 2019-08-13


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