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Employment Opportunities

Senior Communications Specialist

The Communications Specialist will report to the Development and Communications Manager and will assist with the implementation of bold and innovative approaches to communication in the Harrisonburg and Winchester offices through print, web, multimedia, and social platforms with a focus on ethical storytelling. This position provides key support for the development and community engagement programs for CWS Virginia by supporting community outreach activities.

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US - HSPRS Supervisor

 The Casework Supervisor (Level 2 & 3) will provide programmatic oversight and direct supervision of Level 2 and 3 Caseworkers (Level 1, as needed) providing Home Study and post-reunification support to unaccompanied children and their sponsors. The Casework Supervisor provides weekly supervision, technical assistance and training to staff. The Casework Supervisor ensures provision of trauma-informed, strengths-based services that support the safety and stabilization and access to resources of unaccompanied children and their families. The Casework Supervisor works collaboratively with the CWS national HSPRS team to coordinate case acceptance, training and technical assistance, and submit reports, as needed.    

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US - HSPRS Caseworker

The Home Study and Post Release Services Caseworker (HS and PRS Caseworker) will provide collaborative home study services to Unaccompanied Immigrant Children’s sponsors to support the safe and timely release of Unaccompanied Children (UC) from Federal care. In addition, the HS and PRS Caseworker will provide therapeutic, strengths-based and culturally and linguistically appropriate case management services to children post release from Federal care in the community where their sponsor resides. Caseworkers will conduct outreach and education to community service providers to supplement existing services that do not adequately address unique needs of immigrant children.

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Associate Case Manager

This employee will provide orientation, ongoing core services and case management services to our clients in a timely, appropriate, and effective manner ensuring their early employment and self-sufficiency. Ukrainian language is required.

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Housing Coordinator

The Housing Coordinator coordinates all logistics for temporary and permanent housing for new refugee arrivals by working with landlords, Airbnb hosts, volunteers, and faith/community organizations.   The housing coordinator is also responsible for cultivating new housing relationships and providing cultural orientation and ongoing training to help refugees to be ideal tenants. 

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Interpreter - Per Diem

The Interpreter offers professional communications support and services to refugees on an as needed basis. This is a part time, per diem position. Interpreters will be contacted for specific appointments and will have the opportunity to accept or decline each in person assignment.  

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Grants Manager

The Grants Manager will report to the Virginia Director and will support development and fundraising efforts for CWS Virginia IRP through management of grant initiatives and foundation and grant-maker relations as well as monitoring and evaluation processes. This position is key to ensuring that the VA IRP offices continue to expand and diversify private funding streams to sustain the mission of welcoming refugees and immigrants to local communities across the state.

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Internship Opportunities

CWS offers internships to interested students from a variety of academic disciplines. We typically receive two to three times as many applications as we have spots available, so placements are competitive. Review the information below and then apply online via our Internship Application Form

Application Due dates:

Please reach out to obaltazar@cwsglobal.org with questions about application due dates.

Hours: Internships require a minimum of 12 hours per week commitment during normal business hours of 8:30am-4:30pm. Occasionally, after hours and weekend work may be available.

Internship Focus Areas: Intern duties vary greatly depending on current needs and opportunities. Regardless of major or area of interest, all interns are expected to help in all areas of our work as needed. Interns may indicate their preference in the following focus areas available in our office:

K-12 Education interns will spend more time helping children register for school, get required vaccinations and school physicals, and doing after school tutoring.
Adult ESL & CO interns will spend more time leading and assisting in ESL and Cultural Orientation classes, which teach basic English and topics like transportation, housing, and cultural adjustment.
Immigration Interns will spend more time assisting our immigration counselor with citizenship applications, adjustment of status, petitions to bring relatives to the United States, and other immigration matters.
Case Management interns will spend more time helping clients to apply for social service benefits like SNAP (food stamps) and TANF, preparing for new arrivals by setting up apartments, and helping clients navigate their first 90 days in the US.
Health interns will spend more time helping clients with scheduling doctors’ appointments and LogistiCare taxis, teaching clients to get to their medical appointment by bus, and conducting public health education.
Intensive Case Management interns will spend time assisting with the organization and management of summer activities for children, groups for adults and community events. May require work on some weekends and evenings.

Community Engagement Interns will assist with communications, including press releases, web design, written and graphic content updates, social media, marketing initiatives, and informational materials creation.

Additional General Job Duties:
– Assist with greeting clients, answering phones, and scheduling appointments at our reception desk
– Help staff maintain and update case files and case notes
– Teach or tutor children or adults in English or cultural orientation sessions
– Provide transportation in personal vehicle to medical or social service appointments
– Informal interpretation (if the intern is fluent in a second language)
– Assist staff with other duties as needed.

Due to high community interest in refugee resettlement and the schedules of our busy staff, we are not able to accommodate all students who would like to work with us. Interns are therefore chosen based on how well their schedule, availability, skills and interests meet the needs of our clients and our staff.