Resettlement Associate- temporary

Modesto, CA
US Programs – Human Services /
Temporary, Full-time /
On-site
ORGANIZATION SUMMARY:
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that is fighting for change that lasts, right here in the U.S. and across the globe. We bring sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. The organization is approximately 75 years old and has worked in over 100 countries around the world since its founding.
 
In the United States, we come alongside local churches, community organizations and hundreds of individual volunteers to support newly arriving refugee and other immigrant families. Today, we are proud to partner with over 6,000 local churches, and 95,000 volunteers globally to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Are you a person of compassion? An advocate for justice? Someone who stands up for the rights of the vulnerable and speaks out for the marginalized, the exploited and the forgotten?  Do you believe in our calling as Christians to welcome the least of these and love our neighbor?

If you answered ‘yes’, to any of the above, World Relief, and millions of people around the world need you.

World Relief seeks a Resettlement Associate to assist R&P Caseworkers and the Donation Coordinator with initial resettlement responsibilities including assisting families with enrollments and coordinating apartment set-ups.

Role & Responsibilities

    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Completing pre-arrival preparations, purchasing housing essentials, furniture and basic food supplies, order groceries, setting up utilities, etc. in accordance with R&P Cooperative Agreement and in collaboration with caseworkers and the Donation Coordinator
    • Provide transportation to Social Security, Community Services Agency, Public Health Department, employment service providers and any other required or beneficial public services
    • Assist in scheduling appointments
    • General admin assistance including scanning and filing
    • Delivering needed items to the families
    • Communicate with families regarding appointments
    • Calling families to inquire about additional needs they may have
    • Create case files prior to case arrival
    • Assist with the solicitation and inventory of all in-kind donations
    • Work alongside Donation Coordinator to organize apartment set-ups in accordance to the Cooperative Agreement
    • Assembling furniture for housing setups
    • Coordinating furniture and donation pickups
    • Attend meetings as instructed by supervisor
    • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Alignment with WRM core values of serve, drive, care
    • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to speak clearly and comfortably on the phone with partners and participants, which include people with limited English abilities and/or the use of interpreters
    • Fluency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Ability to utilize digital communication tools, such as Zoom, TEAMS, and other platforms
    • Ability to work as part of a team and support Resettlement Specialists
    • Highly self-motivated and comfortable working independently towards case-specific, department, and office-wide goals

Requirements

    • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
    •  Previous multi-cultural experience and proven ability to communicate well with people of varied backgrounds
    • Fluency in written and spoken English
    • Some case management or equivalent experience preferred 
    • Valid drivers license, access to reliable vehicle and clean driving record
$20 - $21 an hour
$20-21
Temporary Employees and Paid Interns have access to the following World Relief benefits:

- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

World Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible):
- Verizon
- Pet Insurance through Nationwide
- Home and Auto insurance through Liberty Mutual
- Working Advantage Discount Program
- Active & Fit Gym Membership

World Relief is honored to be recognized with the Gold-level Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation for exceeding the core components of our well-being program including leadership and culture, program foundations and execution, and whole person health.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
·         The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.
·         Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.
·         The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 
 
·         General office setting. World Relief also offers hybrid and remote schedules for limited positions.
·         Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in virtual meetings may be required.
·         Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.
·         Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
·         Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.
·         All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.
 
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
 
For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
 
Legal Background in the United States
World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. World Relief strictly prohibits and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against employees on the basis of person’s race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law, which does not conflict with the protections afforded World Relief as a faith-based employer.  
 
In addition, physical or mental limitations will not be a factor in the application of World Relief's employment policies or employee practices, except for those situations in which occupational requirement make consideration of such factors necessary.
  
Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.