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
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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.
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.
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.
Obtain or in process of obtaining a high school diploma or equivalent.
Fluency in English and competent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
General Computer Knowledge