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Community Advisor

United States

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Job Description

United States

Community Advisor

  • Country: USA
  • Organization: IRC 
  • Deadline: N/A
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Major Responsibilities

  • Conduct strength-based needs assessment and intake meetings with clients, creating Family Self-Sufficiency Plans
  • Provide connection to education opportunities ranging from employment, parenting, pre-K, and other programs
  • Provide interactive learning opportunities and trainings one-on-one and to large groups of clients
  • Make referrals for project participants to act on independently and encourage each participant to use the transitional support system as a springboard to self-determination and family self-sufficiency.
  • Provide financial literacy training beyond the initial training done at arrival to firmly stabilize families’ financial situation including building credit, assets, fraud and scam prevention
  • Provide crisis intervention when a family experiences a significant loss or trauma; 
  • Support creating and maintaining healthy family relationships, free of violence, and provide coaching on responsive, effective parenting; 
  • Facilitate deeper education and discussion around civil liberties, rights, dealing with law enforcement, housing rights and responsibilities, and public safety; and 
  • Provide job search assistance, connecting participants to the workforce and childcare
  • Document all enrollments and activities in the appropriate databases in a timely fashion
  • Assist in planning and implementation of ongoing communication between referral partners and the ICAN Program and work on ongoing improvements of the processes;
  • Support in the completion of required reports and share program successes and challenges with IOR and the Program Director

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: I-CAN Coordinator, Economic Empowerment Manager

Indirect Reporting: Executive Director, Idaho Office for Refugees

Job Requirements

  • Relevant degree or equivalent professional and/or lived experience in ORR Matching Grant program and/or early employment services for refugee or immigrant populations;
  • Lived experience as a refugee or immigrant is preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills;
  • Experience in collecting, organizing, analyzing and reporting data on program progress/performance;
  • Proficient with database management, data analysis, and Microsoft Office (Excel and Access);
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to assist with the design and delivery of effective trainings to program participants;
  • Experience or ability in organizing event logistics such as community meetings;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team ;
  • Proven ability to form professional productive relationships with outside organizations, including multi-cultural and trauma-informed programs;
  • Experience and/or willingness to work with diverse cultures and interpreters;
  • Current work experience with refugee or underserved populations;
  • Understanding of the challenges facing newly resettled refugees;
  • Understanding of Trauma-Informed Care and health related case management;
  • Willingness to work with applicants in diverse settings, including health clinics, in-home visits, and other venues as needed;
  • Ability to give effective public presentations, build community relations, and mobilize community resources;
  • Working knowledge of resettlement resources in the private and public sectors;
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.


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