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Nationalities Service Center

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About Us

Nationalities Service Center is Philadelphia's leading immigrant and refugee service organization empowering immigrants to thrive in our communities and pursue a just future.NSC provides comprehensive services to immigrants and refugees, including legal protections, community integration, access to health and wellness services, and opportunities to achieve English language proficiency. Our dedicated staff are committed to ensuring that each of our clients receives high-quality holistic care and work together to refer clients to internal and external services based on the individual’s needs.

What You Will Do

The Orientation Specialist will provide intensive, one-on-one individualized training with the goal of a client’s independent travel on Philadelphia public transportation. The Orientation Specialist will teach a wide range of travel skills in the field, including trip planning, bus familiarization, map and schedule reading, and safety skills on public transportation.

You Will Teach Clients To:

  • Prepare the best transportation routes to specific destinations
  • Assist to remember prominent landmarks for easy use of transportation
  • Navigate through various environmental conditions like snow and ice
  • Buy a SEPTA keycard and pay fare
  • Board and exit transit vehicles

Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with others and clearly express complex ideas
  • Knowledge of Philadelphia geography
  • Proficient listening skills to understand and adapt to clients' various learning needs
  • Strong communication and oral presentation skills
  • ​Excellent organization and time management
  • Advanced Google Maps and SEPTA knowledge
  • Leadership skills and patience for working with clients of all ages and English levels

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About Nationalities Service Center

Location:

1216 Arch Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, US

Mission Statement

Serving Immigrants and Refugees since 1921

Nationalities Service Center (NSC) is a non-profit organization that provides social, educational and legal services to immigrants and refugees in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our strength lies in the diversity of our clients and services. Since NSC’s founding in 1921, our mission has been to help immigrants and refugees participate fully in American society.

Description

History and Mission:

Nationalities Service Center (NSC) is a non-profit organization that provides social, educational and legal services to immigrants and refugees in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our strength lies in the diversity of our clients and services. Since NSC’s founding in 1921, our mission has been to help immigrants and refugees participate fully in American society. Each year, we help approximately 4,000 individuals from over 90 countries. We implement this mission by meeting five main objectives:

  • Protecting the legal rights of all immigrants
  • Empowering immigrants and refugees, including the most vulnerable, on the path toward social adjustment
  • Strengthening immigrant communities
  • Advocating for fair and humane policies toward immigrants and refugees
  • Promoting the value of diversity in the Philadelphia region

Vision:

Our vision is to be an agency that, working at both the individual and community levels, helps immigrants not only survive but also thrive in their new home. Integral to our vision is that we have and hold ourselves to a high standard of quality in our work, and that we carry out our work in the most responsive, ethical, and fiscally responsible manner possible. We see NSC as a service provider and advocate for all immigrants in the region, with a particular role to address the needs of the most vulnerable immigrants.

Values:

  • We value the inherent strength of those we serve and their capacity to successfully direct their lives, and we value the role we can play in helping them to resolve problems in areas in which we have valuable expertise and experience.
  • We respect all immigrants and members of the community, so that our services are of high quality, are culturally and linguistically appropriate and accessible, and are available to the vulnerable and those without other options, regardless of immigration status.
  • We value both the individual and the community and strive to be of service at the community as well as individual level.
Community
Employment
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1216 Arch Street, 4th FloorPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA 19107

(39.95386,-75.16034)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Two to five hours per week.
  • Strong background in getting around Philadelphia. Willingness to ride public transportation alongside clients.

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