Hiring for CRIS Refugee Arrival Specialist Confluence service corps position

14 Jun

Confluence Year is hiring and placing a service corps member for 35 hours a week with Community Refugee & Immigration Services. Applications go directly through Confluence, and health benefits, stipend, and room & board are all provided through Confluence. The Confluence year runs from August 6th, 2017 – June 30th, 2018.

Confluence Year is a year-long Episcopal Service Corps residential service-learning program in the lower west side neighborhood of Franklinton, just a mile from downtown Columbus. Confluence is for college graduates from the ages of 21 — 30 who commit to a year of social justice, spiritual formation, and vocational discernment in intentional community.

CRIS is an independent non-profit organization that serves the growing refugee and immigrant populations in Central Ohio. We have over 50 staff members that hail from more than 15 countries with many languages represented. Many of their staff persons have been refugees themselves and are integral members of the communities they serve.

Essential Job Functions:
Coordinate pre-arrival preparations for refugees, ensuring all new arrivals have furniture, food, and a welcome kit of essential material items
Receive and enter related information into Google Drive database and/or calendar
Assess needs of arriving cases according to their bio-data forms and communicating needs to caseworkers
Schedule Furniture Bank of Central Ohio (FBCO) appointments, attend the appointments, and coordinate the delivery of furniture to clients’ residence
Oversee the gathering of welcome kit items and the delivery of material items to clients’ residence
Streamline pre-arrival services to ensure compliance with the program’s cooperative agreement
Maintain proper case notes to document case preparations and services provided
Manage partnerships with donor organizations
Assist with social media outlets as needed

Work Experience and Skill Requirements:
Skilled in interpersonal and intercultural communication
Strong organizational and time management skills
Experienced working with diverse populations
Strong ability to contribute to teamwork
Highly skilled with MS Word, Excel, the internet, email and database management systems
Excellent verbal and written English language skills
Ability to maintain high performance standards with attention to detail
Willingness to travel frequently throughout Central Ohio
Ability to quickly and independently develop solutions under pressure
Willingness to undergo required background check

The job placement with CRIS is only one part of the Episcopal Service Corps experience.

Spend a year in INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY learning to live simply and sustainably in a renovated home with four others in the impoverished lower west side neighborhood of Franklinton in Columbus, OH.

Learn to enact SOCIAL JUSTICE through volunteering 5 hours a week with neighborhood non profits like the Urban Farm run by Franklinton Gardens and Franklinton Cycleworks, a NfP bicycle co-op providing transportation options and training for the homeless and underserved.

Pursue SPIRITUAL FORMATION through contemplative spiritual practices with your housemates, and worship and service opportunities with St. John’s Episcopal Church, which serves the large homeless population of Franklinton. Confluence is open and affirming, and anyone of any faith may apply, as this program is shaped primarily by the open and inclusive Christian faith as expressed by the Episcopal Church.

Because an aspect of the program is to be a means to empower young adults to discernment and independent living, we are not considering applicants over 30 at this time. While many of our worksites do require a college degree, we are open to young adults with comparable experience. Participants receive excellent health benefits, room & board including a full share CSA, monthly stipend, COTA (bus) pass, bicycle, and internet & utilities.

Visit http://episcopalservicecorps.org/programs/confluence-year/ to apply, or contact Program Director Jed Dearing to learn more. Email ConfluenceYear@Gmail.com or call Jed at 614.221.9328 with any questions.

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