Education Caseworker

Job Type
Part Time
Job ID
Date Posted
Glendale, AZ
Company Information
International Rescue Committee

IRC Background:
Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection, and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. One aspect of the IRC is to provide assistance to refugees resettling in the United States. The IRC opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees. The office resettles more than 800 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist refugees from their arrival through citizenship.

Job Overview:
The Education and Learning Program at IRC Phoenix provides educational services to refugee children, youth, and adults to enhance integration. The Education Caseworker works within IRC providing a range of supportive activities to meet clients’ educational needs. The position is primarily responsible for coordinating early childhood activities, support with school enrollments, and support in adult educational activities to support family wellbeing. Additionally, the Education Caseworker will assist specifically in the area of data collection and tracking.

Major Responsibilities:
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Provide workshops/classes for families focusing on positive parenting and family wellbeing.
• Inform and register families to child watch program.
• Provide academic activities for child watch center.
• Coordinate with volunteers and interns working with educational programs.
• Provide assistance to clients with extended needs to meet the educational needs of children.
• Assist families with school enrollment and facilitate parent-school meetings.
• Provide educational core services assistance to clients such as transit training, accessing benefits, transportation, parenting skills, extended cultural orientation, etc.
• Data collection and tracking, including case noting, and staffing cases as needed with coworkers.
• Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements: • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field preferred. • Previous experience working with refugees or other diverse populations preferred. • Strong written and oral communication skills, bilingual ability preferred: the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment. • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively. • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi task and prioritize daily work. • The ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment. • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (word, excel, outlook). • Must have a valid driver’s license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation. Working Environment: Standard office work environment combined w/standard classroom setting and some travel throughout service delivery area.
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