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When

Mon May 07, 2018 09:00 AM - Sat Jul 14, 2018 05:00 PM

Where

122 N. Elm Street, Suite 607Greensboro, NC 27401

About

Program: Matching Grant (MG) Program

Title: MG Intern

Schedule: Full days Tuesdays & Thursdays (9:00-5:00)

About CWS Greensboro:

Church World Service-Greensboro (CWS-G) Refugee and Immigration Program opened its doors in early 2009. CWS-G offers basic needs assistance, case management, cultural orientation, and employment services to refugees coming through the US Refugee Resettlement Program. CWS-G also provides legal and educational services for legal permanent residents who are eligible for US citizenship.

Overview:

The MG program is a federally funded program and an alternative to the public cash assistance/welfare program. MG aims to help refugees, asylees, and other eligible populations - newcomers to the U.S. - achieve self-sufficiency through paid employment within their first 30 to 120 days of arrival in the U.S. The MG Intern will work on a team to provide employment services and case management to MG clients. The MG Intern will play an essential role in assisting recently-arrived refugees to find their first job in the U.S. The MG Intern must be able to commit to at least 15 hours per week for a minimum of one semester (or 3 months during the summer).

Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting individual clients in developing actionable career goals and plans
  • Helping clients complete job applications, connect with local employers, and secure a job
  • Accompanying and advocating for clients during job interviews
  • Following up with clients after the job starts and providing ongoing support for job retention
  • Case management to remove barriers to client self-sufficiency
  • Teaching clients to ride the bus to their workplace
  • Assisting with Job Class
  • Taking clients to open bank accounts
  • Assisting clients to apply for NC state ID
  • Taking clients to apply for public benefits
  • Assisting staff with walk-in clients
  • Writing case notes and documenting all services provided

Additional Opportunities:

  • Learning about the refugee resettlement process
  • Learning about non-profit work
  • Building relationships with employers and other service providers in the Triad area

Requirements:

  • An interest in Greensboro’s refugee population
  • Patience, flexibility, and open-mindedness
  • Well organized, self-motivated, professional, honest, and reliable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in Google applications and general internet navigation skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Must have a vehicle and valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Must be 21 years old to drive clients

An ideal candidate will have: (These qualifications are not required, but are highly beneficial)

  • Prior experience working with refugees/immigrants
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, local employers and the area job market
  • Community outreach experience
  • Language proficiency: Arabic, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, French

For additional information visit these websites:

  • www.cwsglobal.org

Please submit a cover letter and resume to hche@cwsglobal.org. Please include length of internship and weekly availability.

Skills

  • Case Work / Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Social Work
  • Cross-cultural Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 10 hours a week

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