AmeriCorps opportunity - Bilingual Family Support Assistant

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh
Employment Type
Full Time
Burlington, NC
Posted Date

Job Description:

The AmeriCorps member will be based at Centro La Comunidad, a Latino resource center in Burlington. Responsibilities include: greeting new clients as they arrive and registering them in the data management system; providing case management with the goal of enhancing clients’ economic security by connecting unemployed, underemployed, and displaced workers with employment and employment-related training opportunities; assessing clients’ job skills and work history; developing an employment plan with achievable goals; assisting clients with résumé preparation, job searching, employment applications, preparing for job interviews, and providing post-hire follow-up as necessary; assisting clients in removing barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency, including accessing childcare, transportation, etc.; providing generalist case management and problem resolution related to health and human services; providing information and referral services; coordinating with other agencies to ensure that clients’ holistic needs are addressed; conducting outreach to promote the services above and recruit participants; representing the agency at community events and resource fairs; and posting relevant content to social media accounts.

Required Qualifications:

Fluency in Spanish and English (spoken and written); appreciation for cultural diversity and the immigrant experience; ability to serve in a supportive role with economically-disadvantaged individuals and to work effectively with a wide diversity of people from different backgrounds; commitment to client confidentiality; and knowledge of and adherence to the practices and mission of Catholic Charities.

Position begins September 10, 2024 and requires a one full year commitment.

*Job responsibilities may involve travel and some work beyond the regularly scheduled workdays, i.e., weekends and evenings as scheduled, and as needed.

Job Benefits

Benefits include a $25,000 annual stipend, $7,395 education award, health insurance, and free childcare if eligible.