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UN Careers-Client Benefits Assistant/USA/2023

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Certificate, High School Diploma, Vocational Degree, Diploma, Associate Degree
United States

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  • Organization: IRC
  • Location: USA
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: Client Benefits Assistant
  • Close on: 24 Apr 2023

About Organization

IRC stands for International Rescue Committee, which is a global humanitarian organization that provides assistance to refugees, displaced persons, and vulnerable communities affected by conflicts and disasters around the world.

The IRC was founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein to help refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. Since then, it has expanded its reach to provide aid in more than 40 countries worldwide. Its work includes providing emergency assistance such as shelter, food, and water; delivering healthcare services; promoting education; and supporting economic recovery and development.

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The organization is headquartered in New York City and has offices and operations in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Uganda, among others. The IRC is funded by governments, private donors, and institutions, and is led by President and CEO David Miliband.

About UN Careers-Client Benefits Assistant/USA/2023

The Client Benefits Assistant helps clients obtain state public and government benefits and complete related tasks in order to ensure that the resettlement and post-resettlement experiences are as positive as possible. With a strengths-based approach, they offer services with a focus on empowering clients to thrive in their communities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide a wide range of direct client services within a trauma-informed framework that upholds and supports clients’ dignity and autonomy. In order to connect clients with IRC and partner resources, a clear and prompt communication strategy must be used.
  • Collaborate with other teams (Resettlement, Extended Case Management, Adult Education, Employment) to coordinate services, advocate on behalf of clients, and disseminate client information.
  • Prepare client applications for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Department of Family and Child Services (DFCS), Social Security Insurance and disability (SSI/SSDI), and other relevant benefits, and provide support for follow-up activities.
  • help families find childcare and parental services (CAPS).
  • Create and maintain relationships with neighborhood organizations to provide client referrals as necessary.
  • fulfill the standards for recordkeeping.
  • more tasks as needed.

UN Careers-Client Benefits Assistant/USA/2023 Requirments


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study preferred.


  • Preferable: Relevant professional experience in the human services sector, with a focus on providing excellent customer service, adhering to program criteria, and maintaining accurate and timely records.
  • Strong preference for previous experience dealing with immigrant and/or refugee communities.


  • proficient in the language(s) used by the client group; fluency in both spoken and written English is preferred.


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