Literacy Source is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, physical or developmental ability, or ethnic origin in the hiring of its personnel. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

POSITION TITLE: Case Manager/Transitions Navigator

LOCATION: Literacy Source Learning Center - 3200 NE 125th St, in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle

POSITION DESCRIPTION & DUTIES:

The Case Manager/Transitions Navigator will provide supportive and intercultural competence case management and navigation services to Ready to Work (RTW) and other Literacy Source students to increase retention and support self-sufficiency through paid employment. They will provide support, referrals, and advocacy to reduce barriers and support student success. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Employment and Transition Support

  • Work directly with students to assess employment readiness and develop an Individual Employment Plan for each RTW student and other LS students as needed.

  • Work one-on-one with students to provide on-going employment support, including job search, creating and revising resumes, completing job applications, and helping to prepare for job interviews.

  • Prepare students to participate in job fairs, workshops and job interviews, and accompany them as needed.

  • Attend job fairs to keep current on employment opportunities and trends.

  • Help to develop quarterly job fairs and/or employment workshops.

  • Support students to achieve long-term career goals, including helping to navigate transition to college classes and/or certificate and training programs; and helping with credential & transcript attainment, translation, and evaluation as needed.

  • Establish and maintain employer relationships to develop job placement opportunities.

  • Track employment opportunities in King County and provide clients with information and referrals to job openings.

  • Act as a liaison between employers and clients as needed to ensure positive work performance and long-term retention of employment.

  • Track and report RTW incentives, job placements, and progress.

  • Create flyers for new job opportunities.

Case Management: Provide resources and advocacy to support student success

  • Work with instructional staff to understand the non-instructional needs of their students. Provide support to students and follow-up with instructors to keep them informed.

  • Provide support to students in navigating and accessing services, including, but not limited to: ORCA Lift cards, eyeglasses, childcare, and healthcare enrollment.

  • Help students with emergencies as they arise, including assisting and providing referrals for naturalization issues and/or asylum petitions, help obtaining legal services, etc.

  • Assist interested clients to obtain ORCA lift cards. Register and refill ORCA lift cards as needed.

  • Administer student support funds, including helping with specific one-time needs to reduce barriers and support retention.

  • Provide support as needed to help resolve barriers to participation.

  • Attend case management (RTW) and team meetings.

Program Support

  • Provide translation support for students, including: calls to absent students to assist with issues to increase attendance, in-class evaluations, New Student Registrations, student assessments, citizenship intakes, and other tasks as needed.

  • Conduct community outreach to increase awareness of Literacy Source.

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with community partners.

  • Assist with New Student Registration, student assessments, and intakes at the beginning of each term.

  • Be well versed in Literacy Source programs and services and develop an understanding of ESOL levels and students.

  • Participate in Literacy Source all-staff meetings and trainings.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least one-year experience providing case management services to adults, with specific experience working with immigrants, refugees and other non-native English-speaking populations.

  • Bi-lingual (English/Amharic or English/Tigrinya preferred).

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with individuals from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

  • Knowledge of local market trends, employment and training services, and the welfare system.

  • Ability to develop new employment prospects for program participants and maintain good relations with existing employers.

  • Ability to work as a team member with professional and support staff, analyze and draw conclusions from case records, apply casework principles to individual situations, exercise judgment, and organize multiple tasks.

  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks in a busy office environment.

  • Strong computer and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment to refugee and immigrant advocacy.

  • Ability to ensure client confidentiality as prescribed by agency and federal policy.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s or A.A. degree, or a completed certificate program which led to employment in a professional or paraprofessional field.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

SALARY: $20 per hour. Full benefits, including medical, dental, paid holidays, employer-matching pension plan, vacation and sick time.

HOURS: 30 hours per week (Monday-Thursday, primarily on-site), some evenings required. Open and close office 2+ times per month.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail to Eileen Aparis at: eileena@literacysource.org

CLOSING DATE:

Open until filled. Preferred to start September 2019.