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Cultural Orientation Coordinator

Company: World Relief
Location: Kent
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Seattle
23835 Pacific Hwy S
Suite 100
Kent, WA 98032, USA
DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY:Are you a person of compassion? An advocate for justice? Someone who stands up for the rights of the vulnerable and speaks out for the marginalized, the exploited and the forgotten? Do you believe in our calling as Christians to welcome the least of these and love our neighbor?If you answered 'yes', to any of the above, World Relief, and millions of people around the world need you.World Relief seeks a Cultural Orientation Coordinator to administer and organize delivery of CO and assessment of understanding life in America to newly arrived refugees, SIV's, Humanitarian Parolees and asyleesCompensation: $26.75 DOEROLE & RESPONSIBILITIESReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Coordinate the delivery of the cultural orientation to newly arrived refugees and SIVs, (Humanitarian Parolees) and asylees from all over the world
  • Create and implement new evaluation tools used to assess current orientation retention
  • Provide orientation to newly arrived refugees and other immigrant groups in classroom format and one-on-one instruction, in person or remotely
  • Initiate redesign and maintenance of orientation delivery system and curriculum
  • Coordinate with resettlement specialists and interpreters to insure attendance and delivery of the cultural orientation materials to newly arrived refugees, SIV's, (Humanitarian Parolees) and asylees
  • Conduct assessment and follow up with participants on incorrect responds
  • Maintain attendance records and update participation in the appropriate platforms
  • Conduct feedback survey with program participants
  • Identify and address barriers to successful resettlement, as necessary
  • Train other members of the team (resettlement specialist, volunteers and interns) who assist in delivering CO or CO Assessments
  • Other related tasks as assigned

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
    • A desire to serve refugees in support of the mission of World Relief
    • Bachelor's degree in social work or related field preferred
    • Proficiency in a refugee language highly desirable
    • Flexibility and the ability to learn quickly in a fast paced work environment
    • Good oral and written English communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and effectively in cross-cultural settings
    • Previous experience with refugees highly desirable
    • Good time management and multi-tasking skills
    • Current driver's license, and clean driving record required.
    • Authorization to legally work in the USREQUIREMENTS:
      • Mature and personal Christian faith
      • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
      • Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
      • Current driver's license, and clean driving record required.
      • Authorization to legally work in the US

        World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25 hours + per week):World Relief contributes to monthly premiums:
        • MedicalAdditional Benefits:
          • Offer 16 Paid Holidays!
          • Vision
          • Offer Paid Sick and Vacation Leave
          • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
          • FSAs: Medical & Dependent Care, & Commuter Funding
          • Supplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)
          • Free coffeeWorld Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:
            • Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)
            • Long Term & Short term Disability
            • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
            • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)World Relief - Retirement:
              • 401K & Roth
              • WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%
              • Eligibility: Full Time is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part time is eligible after 1000 hours in a yearWorld Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible):
                • Verizon
                • Pet Insurance through Nationwide
                • Home and Auto insurance through Liberty MutualPHYSICAL DEMANDS: -The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
                  • The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.
                  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.
                  • The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.WORK ENVIRONMENT: -
                    • Hybrid work environment
                    • Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be required.
                    • Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.
                    • Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
                    • Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.
                    • All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Legal Background in the United StatesWorld Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief's Statement of Faith.

Keywords: World Relief, Kent , Cultural Orientation Coordinator, Other , Kent, Washington

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