Area/Program Focus: The Refugee Employment Program
Position Summary: The LEP CalWORKS and Refugee Employment Program has three main goals. The first goal is to assist Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) and Non-cash clients to become economically self-sufficient within the shortest period of time after their arrival in the United States of America. The second is to assist LEP CalWORKs clients to meet their CalWORKs work requirements and to become economically self-sufficient, and the third is to assist LEP GA clients to successfully gain employment.
The Bilingual Employment Specialist is responsible for providing comprehensive employment services to limited English-proficient CalWORKS and refugee clients. This includes orienting them to U.S. work settings, helping them to set goals, apply for jobs, and prepare for interviews. The Employment Specialist is also responsible for job development, by building relationships with local employers that leads to placing clients in employment positions with local employers. The Employment specialist works closely with the VESL teachers, VESL teacher aides, computer instructors, and program manager to ensure a successful program.
Reports to: Director of Refugee Resettlement & Employment
Responsibilities: All responsibilities will be in line with the Council on Accreditation (COA) standards including:
Culture of Philanthropy: A culture of philanthropy is each person in the organization serving as an ambassador, promoting the organization’s mission and promoting giving to the agency.
Agency Culture: The business and social environment we operate in today has changed. What worked yesterday may not work today and will likely not work tomorrow. To thrive, we must incorporate new ways of thinking and embrace new practices. As part of our individual and agency cultural change process, it is critical that all employees of Catholic Charities aspire to the following:
Benefit Status: Benefits include group medical, dental and vision insurance; 403(b) Plan, plus life and disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Status: Regular Part-time
TO APPLY: Please include the title of position in the subject line before submittal of cover letter and resume. Position is open until filled. Please send your cover letter and resume as follows:
Via Email (preferred method of submittal): HR@cceb.org
Via Mail: Catholic Charities of the East Bay Attn: Human Resources 433 Jefferson Street Oakland, CA 94607