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IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION (IRCO) JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: ABE/ESL Specialist (Instructor)
WAGE: $39,000 - $41,000 per year
LOCATION: Serves all CWP offices in East Multnomah County. Expected to work remotely for several months.
APPLY AT: www.irco.org
STATUS: Full Time with Benefits
PROGRAM(S): Community Works Project (CWP)
OPENING DATE: April 19, 2021
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
REQUIREMENTS: Experience teaching English as a Second Language to adults. Valid driver's license and have full use of automobile during work hours.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Community Works Project (CWP) is a 6-agency collaborative project providing job preparation and placement services to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) participants who are participating in Job Opportunities Basic Skills (JOBS) program. CWP serves two Department of Human Services (DHS) locations. This position is expected to serve these DHS locations, during the DHS hours of business (with flexibility to meet and respond to participants’ or employers’ needs outside those hours/locations on an exceptional basis). This position provides instruction and support for CWP participants engaged in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL), in close coordination with participants’ CWP Employment & Engagement Specialists who act as clients’ case managers.
Create, develop and revise materials for ABE (including a curriculum) as necessary, focusing on essential skills needed for employment
JOB SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to communicate with a variety of personality types and levels of the organization as well as with persons outside of the organization
Education: Bachelor's Degree (4)
Experience: 3-4 years of experience is required (4)
Additional Language Required: Proficiency in a second language other than English, preferred.
Computers: All positions at IRCO require use of a computer and experience working with Microsoft Products including but not limited to Microsoft 365, Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint. In addition this position specifically requires Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite. Must also be able to learn and use moderately complex databases. In addition, this position specifically requires a reliable internet connection with the ability to handle video calls and databases; and reliable cell phone coverage.
Communication: Some interaction with those inside and outside the organization to exchange factual information (3)
Creativity: Regular need for redesign of a single focus process or procedure is needed (3)
Mental: There is regular variation in tasks and the job holder must decide which tasks to complete as well as the order in which tasks are completed (3)
Physical: Positions at this level require minimal physical effort such as light lifting, carrying or movement, etc. Physical capability involves use of office or equipment where some agility and hand eye coordination is needed (2)
RESPONSIBILITY: Impact and Influence: Minimal need or ability to analyze problem or concepts or make decisions on the information. Dollar amounts influenced would be considered small. Responsibility for the prudent use of assets does not extend beyond own work responsibilities. (2)
Work Independence: Positions at this level are expected to handle regularly assigned work which includes making decisions and taking action under limited supervision. New or unusual work is performed with a moderate degree of supervision, assistance, and review. (3)
Planning: Positions at this level must be able to foresee issues associated with own work and identify future needs for supplies, equipment, resources which would stall operations or activities. (2)
Supervision: Positions at this level are not responsible for any supervisory functions or responsibilities, but may occasionally be asked to orient and/or train new employees or volunteers. (1)
Environment: This level has a work environment that is usually well protected, free from hazards or obstacles. There is little element of personal risk or hazard Job conditions are usually comfortable, with only occasional issues, temperature change (2)
Schedule: The work schedule is stable and does not fluctuate. (1)
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications are accessible on the IRCO website, https://irco.org/who-we-are/careers-start.html. Attach resume and cover letter to IRCO application form and email firstname.lastname@example.org. This position requires the completion of an IRCO application. Materials submitted without a completed application are considered incomplete and will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to contact each applicant or return calls regarding the status of your application.
The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a non-profit organization established in 1976 to serve immigrants, refugees, and the broader community in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. Find out more at www.irco.org.
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