JOB TITLE: Lao Outreach Worker
DEPARTMENT: Health & Social Services (H&SS) Department
REPORTS TO: Community & Family Wellness Coordinator
JOB SCHEDULE: Part-time
EXEMPTION STATUS: Non-Exempt
SEAMAAC welcomes applications for the position of Lao Outreach Worker. SEAMAAC is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, with the mission “To support and serve immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.” SEAMAAC envisions a strong and unified society, where immigrants and refugees work alongside other Americans to build shared political, economic and social power. We envision a community where the contributions of each generation of Americans, whether Native to this land, immigrant, or brought against their will, are equally acknowledged, valued and embraced, and where all people live whole, healthy lives with joy and dignity.
The Lao Outreach Worker serves SEAMAAC’s clients in a culturally and linguistically appropriate, polite, and professional manner. He/she conducts outreach to immigrant and refugee communities, facilitates group activities, provides health and social service education, provides interpretation/translation, and conducts case management with immigrant and refugee clients. He/she increases clients’ awareness of, access to, and participation in a variety of health and social service programs.
Education: Bachelor degree in social work or related discipline preferred, minimum high school education or equivalent required.
Experience: At least two years of experience working with ethnic and racial minority communities and/or urban communities.
Language Abilities: Spoken fluency in English and Lao required, with written fluency in English and Lao. Additional dialects or languages highly desirable.
Duties, Responsibilities, and Expectations: Create and implement outreach methods to increase awareness of SEAMAAC’s programs. These methods include but are not limited to: interpreting/translating documents, conducting educational workshops, posting and distributing flyers, phone campaigns, and attending community fairs, events, and functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Necessary Special Requirements: Applicants must undergo criminal, child abuse and health background checks. SEAMAAC will consider all applicants fairly and will review background check results to determine whether they affect the applicant’s suitability for the job.
This description is intended to describe the essential job functions. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.
Salary and Benefits
Hours: Approximately 20-25 hours/week, contingent on grant funding. Hours are primarily during regular business hours, with expectations of flexing to accommodate community activities occasionally during evenings and a minimum of five (5) weekend assignments per calendar year.
Benefits: This position is a part-time position that only offers paid sick leave based on an accrual basis.
SEAMAAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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