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Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.

Afterschool Staff – Refugee Youth Program

Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.


Job Summary

Catholic Charities has openings for afterschool staff in the Refugee Youth Program in its Refugee & Immigration Services Department.  This position is part-time, approximately 16-20 hours per week. Until Nashville is in Phase IV, the program is operating virtually and the hours are flexible. During that time, staff will be working with an assigned caseload, providing weekly check-ins with students and one-on-one support. After the city enters Phase IV, the role will be based at the Catholic Pastoral Care Center at 2806 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214.   At that time, hours will be in the late afternoon/early evening (approximately 2:30 pm-7:00 pm), Monday through Thursday when MNPS is in session.

Primary responsibilities include conducting trauma-informed, literacy-focused, after-school and summer programming for groups of refugee youth who have been resettled in the Nashville area; providing transportation to and from program activities using agency vehicles; maintaining compliance with childcare regulations and agency policies; and maintaining accurate program records.

Job Responsibilities


  1. Using an Agency vehicle, transports a maximum of 14 program participants from up to two schools to the Catholic Pastoral Center (CPC).  At the conclusion of the program day, returns participants to their individual homes, ensuring that at least one parent or guardian receives the child.
  2. Assists in program implementation, management, and evaluation.
  3. Plans and implements daily activities for refugee youth in the afterschool program such as facilitating completion of homework assignments, engaging in recreational activities, etc.
  4. Ensures all client files are accurate, complete, and up to date.
  5. Monitors participant successes and struggles, helping them to problem solve when appropriate.
  6. Promotes the program within the community by responding to questions from parents or schools regarding program activities and requirements.
  7. Must participate in twelve (12) hours of in-service training annually.
  8. Regular work attendance.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned by the Coordinator or Director.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Prefer prior experience working with refugees and/or youth.
  • Prior experience tutoring or teaching is desirable.

Other Skills or Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record (no accidents or tickets).
  • Knowledge of child behavior and development.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with people from other cultures/countries.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Sufficient maturity for providing leadership to children.
  • Trauma training certification or experience is desirable.
  • Bilingual in any refugee foreign language is helpful.
  • Must work effectively and cooperatively with others.
  • Good knowledge of community resources as it relates to refugee youth.
  • Willingness to submit to and render a clear criminal background screening.
  • Prefer current certification in CPR with knowledge of basic first aid.
  • Must be able to drive agency-owned minivan or bus to transport children.

Additional Information


This position is not benefit-eligible.

How to Apply

Please e-mail resume to: Anna Notestine, Refugee Youth Program Coordinator, at


  • Date Posted: October 16, 2020
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 10/26/2020
  • Salary Range: 15.75/hr
  • Working Hours: Flexible currently; Approx. 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm M - TH once city enters Phase 4