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Job Description: Organization Description:

Women refugees face the combined threats of: 


LONG-TERM POVERTY Refugee women face long-term poverty in America. Within one-year of arriving, their entire family is expected to find gainful employment. They have few workplace skills and no ‘nest egg’ to draw on.


RESTRICTED NETWORKS The countries where refugee ladies come from have little history of integrating women into society, and husbands and the male patriarchy are rarely accepting of women networking in professional or academic mixed-gender forums. Women are cut-off from other women and feel abandoned. 


ABUSED HUMAN RIGHTS Refugee women often do not have a strong concept of the human rights they deserve and are swindled or deceived if no one is looking. WoW advocates on their behalf in reforming immigration, reporting housing abuse, and ensuring equal employment opportunities.

Women of the World offers solutions to these problems through:


CUSTOMIZED ADVOCACY Customized advocacy means getting the job done. It means following up and building the capacity so it doesn’t happen again.


WOMEN NETWORKS We believe that our women know best how to help one another, that they will trust one another because they’ve been through it together.
 We provide the path, our women provide the power. By the strength of our example and well-developed programs, we show our women how powerful they are and how they can impact others through thriving after their hardships.

Case Manager Description:
Case Managers connect clients to employment, health, and social service resources in the community with the goal of helping clients become self-sufficient.
The Refugee Case Manager will gain valuable experience assisting with a variety of professional duties that contribute to the efficiency of operations within the Customized Advocacy, Practical English, and Economic Empowerment programs.
Case Management services include an array of support services such as: referral for health care, child care, housing, utilities assistance, language and vocational training, family wellness training, emergency financial assistance, and transportation and interpreter/translation assistance to help clients access and utilize services in culturally and linguistically appropriate manners.
Customized advocacy builds women-to-women networks that empower English education, economic development, and/or human rights for Utah’s refugee women and their families.  Women-to-women networks offer a safe place to build friendships supported by conservative cultures upset by post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) while empowering important gender-based, socio-economic skills that are largely under-realized by refugee women.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Assist with new client intake
● Assist with social service applications
● Partner with social service case managers in locating essential resources for clients
● Attend community meetings as a representative for the Women of the World
● Educate WoW clients in transportation to appointments
● Help coordinate special events for clients
● Coordinate client and volunteer data entry
● Follow-up on reporting requirements
● Provide case management services to refugees, asylees, and other displaced persons; services include: coordinating housing, medical appointments, inter-agency referrals, orientation/client education, school enrollments, employment placement and preparation, etc.
● Utilize community resources and programs to assist clients
● Maintain detailed case file documentation and case notes
● Prepare reports and ensure program targets and outcomes are met
● Represent the organization at meetings and other outreach activities
● Work with volunteers and co-sponsors to assist with services provided to clients
● Serve as an advocate for clients

QUALIFICATIONS:
● At least 18 years of age
● Sensitivity to the needs of diverse cultural communities
● Must carry automobile insurance and have a clean driving record. Must have own reliable transportation.
● Must have own laptop for use at WoW
● Must be able to maintain confidentiality as it relates to handling client information and fill out a confidentiality disclosure.
● Must be able to pass a criminal background check
● Education or experience in Social Work or working with vulnerable populations preferred
● Must be willing to meet clients in their homes or where the needs exist: government offices, offices of employment, etc.
● Experience working with diverse populations and refugee social service programs desired
● High English language proficiency required; fluency in an additional language spoken by the client base (Arabic, French, etc.) preferred
● Computer proficient including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
● Experience with Salesforce, or other client based database, preferred
● Capable of working independently with proven experience in achieving goals
● Committed to serving this organization for a minimum of 1 year
Location: Salt Lake City

Information

How to Apply: TO APPLY:
Email resume and cover letter to sarah@womenofworld.org.
Application deadline: June 14th, 2019
Anticipated start date: July 1st, 2019
Closing Date: 6/14/2019
Your Website: Visit organizational website.