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Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)

R&P Caseworker

Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)

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Job Summary

Nashville International Center for Empowerment, established in 2005, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ethnic community-based organization dedicated to ensure refugees and immigrants achieve their full potential now and for generations to come. The R&P Caseworker will report to the R&P Program Manager and will work closely with R&P program staff to help resettle new arriving refugees. This is a full time, 40+ hour position.

Job Responsibilities

  • Pick up arriving refugees from the airport at any time of day
  • Assist refugees in enrolling in social services (food stamps, social security card, ESL, DMV, etc.)
  • Assist refugees in adjusting to life in Nashville (grocery shopping, doctor’s appointments, etc.)
  • Maintain detailed case files and case notes of each individual case
  • Meet all mandated core service and paperwork deadlines and requirements
  • Effectively communicate with refugee families, staff, supervisor, donors and volunteers
  • Schedule and lead apartment set ups – ability to lift and move heavy items repeatedly
  • Support Resettlement program and R&P case workers as needed
  • Attend staff and program meetings as scheduled
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Strong written and oral English proficiency (attention to detail with paperwork)
  • Ability to drive a box truck and lift items over 75lbs repeatedly
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Knowledge of MS Office, working in databases, internet and email
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours on occasion, such as nights and weekends
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Reliable transportation
  • Previous experience working with refugees preferred but not required
  • Undergraduate degree preferred but not required
  • Candidates that can speak any of the following: Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Dari, Somali, Spanish, Burmese or Nepali preferred but not required

Additional Information

Benefits

Paid holidays, vacation and PTO, health care reimbursement and 401k matching after one year.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to careers@empowernashville.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No calls. Applications without requested information will not be considered.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.

Nashville International Center for Empowerment does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity/expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors.

Details

  • Date Posted: February 18, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 03/01/2021
  • Working Hours: 40+hrs/wk