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AmeriCorps Job Training and Placement

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Fixed-term
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Location:
Kansas, USA
Level:
Entry level
Grade:
National
Posted date:
April 26, 2023
Close date:
May 30, 2023
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Job Description

Requisition ID:37661

Job Title: AmeriCorps Job Training & Placement

Sector: Employment, Education

Employment Category: AmeriCorps Volunteer

Employment Type: Fixed-Term

Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable

Location: Wichita, KS; Dodge City, KS; Garden City, KS; Kansas City, KS

Please apply at MyAmeriCorps by copying the following link into your browser: (Link at Apply Button)

Job Description

Service Description: In 2022, the Kansas Volunteer Commission awarded the International Rescue Committee's (IRC) Kansas Office for Refugees (KSOR) an AmeriCorps Kansas sub-award that that will fund service positions to serve refugees and other vulnerable populations seeking employment opportunities across the state of Kansas. AmeriCorps members serving in this program will provide job training and placement services at partner sites throughout the state of Kansas.

Member Responsibilities:

The Job Training and Placement AmeriCorps member will provide 1) job readiness training for clients to improve employability skills; and 2) job placement services for clients to obtain and/or retain new or better employment.

Duties include:

Assist clients to increase Economic Wellbeing as determined by the assessment matrix outlined in the Family Self-Sufficiency Plan (FSSP). The FSSP includes the following barriers to economic wellbeing: access to food, employability, financial stability, transportation, and childcare.

Implement and conduct vocational training courses that include on-the-job training, workplace orientation, mock interviews, creation of resumes, job skills development sessions, and skills recertification

Improve clients’ understanding of digital and vocational English literacy

Support with self-sufficiency and employability plan development

Refer clients to job opportunities, job search, and application assistance

Deliver and update existing job training curriculum, as appropriate

Track attendance and maintain client files and database records

Administer client intakes, pre- and post-assessments as required, and document results in case files

Assist clients to increase Economic Wellbeing on the assessment matrix scale as outlined by the Family Self-Sufficiency Plan. This includes addressing access to food, employability, financial stability, transportation, and childcare.

Determine and assist client in accessing relevant employment opportunities.

Participate in all program meetings, development activities, and other meetings, as needed

Accompany clients to job interviews and orientations, as needed.

Assist clients and employers, as necessary with post placement issues and continuing employment needs.

Monitor job performance, wage level, and employer/employee satisfaction.

Cultivate new relationships with area employers.

Qualifications

Obtain or in process of obtaining a high school diploma or equivalent.

Fluency in English and competent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Car recommended

General Computer Knowledge

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