The Resettlement Services Program is the first point of contact for newly arrived refugees and offers support, guidance, and counseling though all stages of resettlement. Case managers provide initial services to orient refugees to life in the U.S., including (but not limited to) securing housing, addressing medical concerns, registering children in school, applying for Social Security and Georgia ID cards, and linking refugees to our internal and mainstream services. Case managers also offer counseling in home-budgeting, crisis intervention, family counseling and other areas of social adjustment. Employment is an essential element in helping refugees become economically self-sufficient. Job Developers work closely with Case Managers as part of the Resettlement Services team to support all aspects of clients’ employment. This position requires a minimum of 15 hours a week for a total of at least 120 hours.
- Working with IRC Case Management team to complete core Resettlement services.
- Activation of EBT cards for food stamps.
- Assisting clients in completing change of address forms (AR-11).
- Follow-up with DFCS on public assistance issues and renewals.
- Assisting clients with doctor’s appointments and researching appropriate medical providers for refugees and/or low-income families.
- Conducting wellness checks with clients.
- Providing general administrative support.
- Assisting with client walk-in days and screening clients.
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
- Organized with attention to detail.
- Able to work independently and under pressure.
- An interest in international and refugee issues.
- Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects.
- Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting.
- Computer literacy – preferably with PC systems.
- A car/driver’s license is beneficial.
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.