Job Opportunity as an Employment Specialist at IRC in USA

Date limite : 30 sept. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: International Rescue Committee

Spécialités: Droit , Management et Marketing

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Job Opportunity as an Employment Specialist at IRC in USA

IRC is offering a job opportunity in Denver, Colorado, USA, as and employment specialist.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Undergraduate degree is preferred, or equivalent combination of work and lived experience.
  2. Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in human services field is ideal.
  3. Experience with the U.S. job search process and the ability to effectively coach clients.
  4. Previous experience working with job development preferred.
  5. Fluency in English, both spoken and written, is required.
  6. Fluency in Arabic, Russian, Dari, Burmese, Kiswahili or other languages and cultures of the local refugee population is strongly preferred.
  7. Experience in working with refugees or in refugee resettlement is highly desirable.
  8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  9. Effective, professional presentation skills.
  10. Proficient in general office software programs, e.g., MS Office suite, email, internet applications and relational databases (familiarity with Efforts to Outcomes particularly valuable).
  11. Proven ability to work as a team member in a cross-cultural environment.
  12. Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task and complete work in a fast-paced environment.
  13. Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area strongly preferred.

Major responsibilities:

Employment Services:

  • Employing a coaching approach, including motivational interviewing techniques, in client interactions.
  • Participating in the client intake, assessment, service planning and goal-setting processes.
  • Providing employment-related coaching and promoting client engagement in activities that further job readiness, job retention, career laddering post-employment, and ongoing career development.
  • Advocating for benefits, higher pay and advancement opportunities for clients.
  • Assisting clients in accessing public benefits and providing referrals and navigation to facilitate access to other services as needed.
  • Coordinating services with the broader IRC in Denver team to ensure a holistic approach to moving individuals and entire families forward.

Employer Engagement:

  • Representing the IRC and the IRC’s clients professionally to the local business community. 
  • Researching and identifying local industries and employers who stand to benefit from employing refugees and similar populations and may be amenable to hiring them.
  • Building working relationships with potential employers through outreach, education, and events.
  • Liaising between employers and with other Employment Specialists and team members to ensure successful employment placements for clients.
  • Responding to incoming inquiries from employers regarding employment opportunities.

Quality and Compliance:

  • Documenting case notes, entering program data, and preparing required reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ensuring that services are delivered in accordance with relevant quality assurance standards.
  • Abiding by the standards of case management and delivery expectation set forth by the IRC, the Colorado Refugee Services Program (CRSP), the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and other donors as applicable.
  • Meeting monthly individual goals and outcomes under Matching Grant, the Colorado Alliance for Refugee Empowerment and Success (CARES) Reach Program, and other agreements.


  • Participating in training and professional development relevant to the role.
  • Attending meetings as appropriate and requested by CRSP and/or other state and local partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working environment:

  1. Standard office work environment combined with considerable time in the field and in neighborhoods where clients live and work.
  2. Travel in and around the Denver metro area to facilitate service delivery, build community relationships and represent the IRC with community partners.
  3. Hours outside of typical office hours required at times.

About IRC:

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihood are shattered by conflict and disease to survive, recover and regain control of their future. It responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

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