Employment Placement Specialist

negotiable / YEAR Expired 4 weeks ago
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Job Overview: The Employment Placement Specialist will be responsible for networking to increasing employment opportunities and work to secure employment placements for refugees and other qualified immigrants through trauma-informed services. The Employment Placement Specialist will work with other IRC colleagues and external parties to meet client needs and support them in achieving self-sufficiency in the United States through employment.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Assess client’s eligibility for program(s) and services and complete intakes for clients that are eligible for Matching Grant (MG), Refugee Employment and Training (RET), and ICM (Intensive Case Management).

  • Provide individualized support by providing direct services, referrals, and advocacy throughout entirety of programs.
  • Guide clients through employment preparation, coordinating job placements, and other career advancement services.
  • Assess and monitor client progress to support their attainment of established goals, address challenges, and to ensure that available resources are utilized.
  • Develop and cultivate long term relationships with area employers and staffing agencies to identify appropriate employment opportunities for clients.
  • Assist clients and employers as necessary with post-placement issues and continuing employment needs.
  • Monitor client job performance, wage levels, and related metrics.
  • Work with employers to ensure required documentation is gathered and documented.
  • Collaborate effectively with coworkers and partner organizations.
  • Develop programing and partnership opportunities for career development and growth.
  • Detail each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Input client information in database(s) and assist with tracking and reporting as needed.
  • Coordinate interpretation services for providers on an as-needed basis.
  • Use personal, insured vehicle and/or public transportation to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area.
  • May train and lead the activities of volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Experience in workforce consulting preferred.
  • Relevant professional experience in education and/or human services strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with immigrants or refugees preferred.

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Comfortable working in a cross-cultural environment and with adult and child language learners, sometimes with little or no English proficiency.
  • Comfortable with representing IRC in public forums & networking opportunities.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently on projects.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Comfortability with computer and web-based communication platforms.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written; proficiency in languages(s) spoken by IRC’s clients is desired; including Arabic, Swahili, Dari, and/or Pashto.

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment, and ‘Field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outline responsibilities. Remote work may be an option at times.
  • Requires schedule flexibility and occasional weekend and/or evening work.

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12-month time period.

Missoula, United States
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