IRC Career Development Specialist Jobs in South Africa

IRC Career Development Specialist Jobs in South Africa

Job Overview:

  • The IRC’s Economic Empowerment team helps newly arrived refugees and other immigrants reach self-sufficiency by supporting clients in their short and long-term career goals by offering high-quality, culturally and linguistically accessible, integrated economic empowerment services. The Career Development Specialist will provide comprehensive career development services to clients seeking to move into a new career path or return to an existing profession including those seeking access to workforce education or credential recertification.

    Major Responsibilities:

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct pre-enrollment assessments with clients, create career development plans detailing a client’s long-term career goals and a step-by-step plan for its achievement, and provide ongoing case management

  • Ensure timely and accurate compliance to all reporting requirements; document services provided and client outcomes in relevant case management databases; monitor and track client job performance and wage levels.

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files documenting client goals, activities, and services

  • Provide one-on-one assistance to help clients prepare their resumes, look for appropriate job opportunities, and practice interview skills

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with employers who offer suitable job opportunities for clients

  • Assist clients and employers as necessary with post-placement issues and continuing employment needs.

  • Conduct outreach for clients eligible to enroll into career development programing

  • Provide individual coaching or group instruction in topics such as resume writing, interview preparation, job search techniques, or other skills related to career advancement.

  • Identify and engage local agencies for participant referrals and conduct regular outreach to education providers to identify and secure workforce training for participants

  • Conduct financial assessments for clients and assist
    in securing financial aid and funding for education programs

  • Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and other duties as assigned.

  • Work as part of a team to provide comprehensive strength-based services to IRC clients through coordination of cases and effective communication between team members and departments.

  • Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency.

    Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study; or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in human services field preferred.

  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Proven ability to contribute both independently and as a key team member.

  • Self- starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.

  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written; bilingual ability in a language spoken by the local refugee population is desired.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).

  • Valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle with current insurance.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Career Development Specialist Jobs in South Africa

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