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Employment Opportunities

US- RSSEP ESL & Adult Education Specialist

The ESL and Adult Education Specialists is responsible for helping newly arrived refugee adults and other ORR eligible population who have been in the US less than five years attend English language, computer literacy, driver’s training, and other classes which will increase refugee’s ability to be self- sufficient. This position also assists refugees in overcoming barriers to accessing those resources. The ESL and Adult Education Specialist works closely with other RSSEP team members including the Employment Specialist, and STEP Program Specialist as well as other CWS staff and community partners.

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Immigration Paralegal

The incumbent is responsible for the preparation of case files including compiling application packets in an accurate fashion by completing required accompanying documents. Perform outreach in the community. 

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Home Study and PRS 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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Wellness Program Manager/Social Worker (LCSW)

The Wellness Program Manager coordinates mental and physical health services including oversight of intake, internal/external referrals, and operationalizing program initiatives. The position directly provides individual and family therapy to refugee clients, serves as a resource to staff and external stakeholders

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Interpreter

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 assignment.

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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.

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.