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Refugee Transitions (RT) assists refugee and immigrant families in becoming self-sufficient in the U.S. by providing volunteer and staff-directed program services that help newcomers attain the English language, life, job, and academic skills they need to succeed in their new communities. Refugee Transitions began in 1982 in San Francisco as the Refugee Women's Program and became an independent agency in 1990. With a current FY2018-2019 budget of $1,407,987, the agency provides Education, Family Engagement and Community Leadership programs to over 2,000 newcomers throughout the Bay Area.

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AuthorAndrew Bogrand

Refugee Transitions (RT, reftrans.org) assists refugee and immigrant families in becoming self-sufficient in the U.S. by providing volunteer and staff-directed program services that help them attain the English language, life, job, and academic skills they need to succeed in their new communities. Refugee Transitions is currently seeking a Site Coordinator to lead our after-school program and provide daytime support at San Francisco International High School,  a public high school serving youth who have been in the U.S. for four years or less.

Time Commitment: Up to 40 hours/week on an hourly basis following the 2018-2019 San Francisco Unified School District calendar. Required hours: 10:00 - 6:30pm

(with a 30-minute unpaid lunch).

Compensation: Depending on qualifications and experience. $18.50-$22.50/hr for this hourly non-exempt position. Full benefits, including health, dental, vacation, sick time, and some paid holidays.

Program/Employment Dates: Beginning ASAP and ends on June 4, 2019.

Locations:

1) San Francisco International High School (SFIHS), 655 De Haro Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

2) Refugee Transitions main office, 870 Market Street, Suite 718, San Francisco, CA 94102 (2-4 times/month as needed)

The Site Coordinator will primarily be based at San Francisco International High School, but will also attend monthly RT staff and ExCEL meetings in San Francisco (locations TBD).


Your primary responsibilities will include:

1) SFIHS AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM
TUTORING & ENRICHMENT
+ Tutor youth with limited English skills in the after-school program at San Francisco International High School in all subjects (after-school program runs 3:10 - 6:00 M, T, Th, F and 1:05 - 4:00 on W).

ADMINISTRATIVE

+ Interview and on-board RT volunteers and youth leaders. Manage RT staff, volunteer and youth leader schedules, and coordinate substitutes as needed;

+ Maintain after-school program attendance in the EMS database, cross reference weekly with hard copy and digital database;

+ Submit all required documentation on a timely basis, including weekly attendance and daily snack/supper count;

+ Attend monthly ExCEL meetings and other partner meetings as needed;

+ Plan and organize program evaluations throughout the year;

+ Obtain food handler certification; and

+ Ensure accurate distribution and accounting of snack/supper.

DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION

+ Assist in overseeing facility management, including attendance, snacks/supper, custodial, classroom, security, and safety;

+ Oversee after-school programs and events, including clubs, the peer and alumni tutor program, dances, and special programming;

+ Assist agency manager in running volunteer orientations & trainings (3-4 times per year);

+  Ensure after-school space and other shared school space is well maintained and left as found; and

+ Assist in overseeing field trips and transportation for small groups and Youth Leaders (2-3 times per year).

COMMUNICATION

+ Maintain close communication with the agency Volunteer & Program Manager;

+Communicate with and develop relationships with agency volunteers and partners;

+ Develop and maintain a high level of communication and positive relationships with principal, teachers, office staff, lunch clerks, custodians, and after-school staff.

+Conduct outreach and recruit students during lunch and advisory periods

2) SFIHS DAYTIME PULL-OUT/PUSH-IN SUPPORT

+ As needed, pull-out/push-in support based on school’s needs;

3) HOME-BASED/ON-SITE TUTORING PROGRAM (a few hours per week)

Volunteer Support

+ Help RT staff interview new volunteers;

+ Make referrals for home-based tutoring/mentoring;

+ Act as a liaison between youth students and other RT staff;


Although these will be your primary duties, your responsibilities may change from time to time, as operational needs require.

Required Qualifications:

+ Bilingual in English & Spanish/bi-cultural/native speaker fluency;

+ Ability to connect with newcomer youth (in particular male high school age from Latin America), to build a supportive environment;

+ Experience working in an education, enrichment &/or recreation program serving youth;

+ Ability to tutor in all subjects;

+ Strong facilitation skills;

+ Experience working with or personal connection to English language learner youth;

+ Must be outgoing and proactive in approaching and engaging students in the after-school program;

+ Must be very flexible, able to multi-task, and able to adapt to a changing environment!

+ Ability to work with youth of different cultural backgrounds;

+ Ability to work in collaboration with multiple stakeholders including staff, students, school administrators, and, as needed, parent/guardians;

+ Bachelor’s Degree OR completion of at least 2-3 years of undergraduate study (minimum of 48 units) with significant experience working in an After-School Program serving newcomer youth;

+ Strong writing and computer skills;

+ Commitment to preserving confidentiality, boundaries, and upholding mandated reporting responsibilities; and

+ Ability to work well independently and with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s Degree;

+ Past experience working in &/or running an after-school program;

+ Past experience supervising volunteers;

+ From an immigrant family (preferably from Latin America);

+ In addition to Spanish, speak some Arabic or Chinese;

+ Ability to tutor in high-level math, up to Pre-Calculus;

+ Ability to tutor English language learners;

+ Experience working with middle or high school age students in the U.S.;

+ Experience working in community-based education programs;

+ Familiarity with San Francisco Unified School District;

+ Experience working with social service organizations and community service providers serving high-need newcomers and non-English speaking families.

Physical Abilities: Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; seeing to read, sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneeling, bending of the waist, and reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies; and ability to carry approximately 15 pounds of food up a flight of stairs.

Special Requirements: Must be able to accept some evening hours for additional meetings/trainings/special events.

Application procedure: Send your resume and brief cover letter (with your availability) to jobs@reftrans.org and put in subject line: SFIHS Site Coordinator.


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AuthorAndrew Bogrand

Refugee Transitions (RT; www.reftrans.org) is a nonprofit agency that provides education, family engagement, and community leadership programs to low-income newcomers who have sought refuge in the U.S. Refugee Transitions is currently seeking a Program Mentor to work in RT’s After-School Program at San Francisco International High School, a public high school serving youth who have been in the U.S. for four years or less.

Time Commitment: Up to 15 hours/week (at least 3 days/week including Wednesday) on an hourly basis following the 2018-2019 San Francisco Unified School District calendar.

Program hours: 3:00 - 6:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & 1:00 - 6:00pm on Wednesday (required). Please note that there will be an additional early release day approximately once a month (usually Thursday), and the working time on this day will be from 1:00 - 4:00pm.

Compensation: $16.00-$19.00/hour depending on qualifications and experience for this hourly non-exempt position.

Program/Employment Dates: SFUSD begins on August 20, 2018 and ends on June 4, 2019.

Location: San Francisco International High School (SFIHS), 655 De Haro Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Your primary responsibilities will include:

1) AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES LEAD

PLAN, PREPARE & COORDINATE ACTIVITIES IN THE GAME ROOM

+ Plan fun and engaging activities for the Game Room;

+ Organize and recruit students for game tournaments (i.e. chess, Connect Four, Uno, etc.)

PLAN, PREPARE & COORDINATE ACTIVITIES IN THE COURTYARD/FIELD

+ Take students outside to engage in physical activities as per planned schedule or as needed based on student request/behavior;

+ Organize and recruit students for outside activities (soccer, basketball, etc.)

ADMINISTRATIVE

+ Handle all documentation and follow through with the “Progressive Response to Challenging Behavior” matrix;

+ Catalogue all board games and draft a game schedule for the Game Room;

+ Obtain food handler certification in order to be able to assist Site Coordinator in the distribution and accounting of snack/supper.

COMMUNICATION

+ Maintain close communication with the Site Coordinator;

+ Develop and maintain a high level of communication and positive relationships with students, principal, teachers, office staff, lunch clerks, custodians, and after-school staff.

2) INTER-PROGRAM ARABIC-SPEAKING LIAISON

+ Interpret as needed;

+ As needed, help RT's Sr. Program Coordinator make calls to families and/or accompany her to the homes of Arabic-speaking students being matched with a volunteer for home-based tutoring/mentoring.

Required Qualifications:

+ Bilingual in English & Arabic/bi-cultural/native speaker fluency;

+ Highly mature with ability to connect with newcomer youth (in particular male high school age from Yemen), and be able to support them to make appropriate choices and to build a supportive environment;

+ Experience working in an education, enrichment &/or recreation program serving youth;

+ Strong facilitation skills;

+ Experience working with or personal connection to English language learner youth;

+ Must be very mature, outgoing and proactive in approaching and engaging students in the after-school program;

+ Must be able to organize engaging physical and non-physical activities and coordinate groups;

+ Must be very flexible and able to adapt to a changing environment!

+ Ability to work with youth of different cultural backgrounds;

+ Ability to work in collaboration with multiple stakeholders including staff, students, school administrators, and, as needed, parents/guardians;

+ Completion of at least 2-3 years of undergraduate study (minimum of 48 units) with experience working in youth programming (after-school programs, summer camps, etc.) serving newcomer youth;

+ Commitment to preserving confidentiality, boundaries, and upholding mandated reporting responsibilities; and

+ Ability to work well independently and with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Past experience working in &/or running an after-school program;

+ Past experience supervising volunteers;

+ From an immigrant family (preferably from Yemen or the Middle East);

+ In addition to speaking Arabic, should be able to connect with Spanish and Chinese speaking youth (as well as other newcomers);

+ Ability to work with English language learners;

+ Experience working with middle or high school age students in the U.S.;

+ Experience working in community-based education programs;

+ Familiarity with San Francisco Unified School District;

+ Experience working with social service organizations and community service providers serving high- need newcomers and non-English speaking families.

Physical Abilities: Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; seeing to read, sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneeling, bending of the waist, and reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies; and ability to carry approximately 15 pounds of food up a flight of stairs.

Special Requirements: Must be able to accept some evening hours for additional meetings/trainings/special events.

Application procedure: Send your resume and brief cover letter (with your availability) to jobs@reftrans.org and put in subject line: RT After-School Program Mentor @ SFIHS

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AuthorAndrew Bogrand

Refugee Transitions (RT; www.reftrans.org) is a nonprofit agency that provides education, family engagement, and community leadership programs to low-income newcomers who have sought refuge in the U.S. Refugee Transitions is currently seeking a Health and Wellness Promoter to facilitate group and individual support models to newly arrived Afghan newcomers. 

Position: Health and Wellness Promoter

Time Commitment: 20 hours/week (0.5 FTE). Schedule TBD.

Compensation: $19-$20 per hour (depending on education and experience) for this hourly non-exempt position. Benefits include dental coverage, sick time, vacation, and holiday pay. 

Overtime Eligible: Yes (non-exempt)

Program/Employment Dates: Start date is immediately; following the Oakland Unified School District calendar.

Location: 1811 11th Ave, Oakland, CA 94606 (RT @ Harbor House) and OUSD school sites (for summer school program as well as workshops and meetings).

PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job Overview/Summary: Refugee Transitions is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for a Behavioral Health Program serving Afghan newcomers. The program ensures that newly arrived immigrants from Afghanistan have access to ongoing psycho-social support to serve their adjustment needs, as well as access to culturally and linguistically sensitive behavioral health support services. The Health and Wellness Promoter will be responsible for the implementation of psycho-social programming serving the newcomer Afghan population in Oakland. With an ability to form trusted peer relationships with newly arrived Afghans, the Health and Wellness Promoter will work with existing communities to create avenues for wellbeing activities and the fostering of organic emotional and social support networks within newcomer communities. The Health and Wellness Promoter will facilitate the Pathways to Wellness program with an emphasis on ensuring newcomer populations have access to safe and supportive healing spaces within their communities.

Major Responsibilities:

Wellness Activities:

  • Facilitate community-based group support activities through the Pathways to Wellness curriculum to promote emotional wellbeing and healthy adjustment, and provide opportunities for Afghan newcomers to develop connection and support;

  • Coordinate and conduct educational activities including home visits to Afghan newcomers to promote community integration and self-care among refugees and other populations in the Bay Area;

  • Conducting mental health RH-15 screenings for IRC clients, and report to Community Health and Wellness Manager on clients’ needs for referrals to community mental health and/or other service providers; and

  • Provide Social Adjustment Support in partnership with Refugee Transitions’ and Burma Refugee Family Network’s Social Adjustment Counselors.

Community Partnerships:

  • Conduct outreach to existing refugee and asylee community to encourage participation and increase referrals to health and wellness programming;

  • Maintain partnerships with community members. Refer and coordinate care for clients with high probability of emotional distress including a history of trauma/torture and gender-based violence; and

  • Work with Oakland Unified School District Refugee & Asylee Student Assistance Program (Nathaniel Dunstan) to identify schools with high numbers of Afghan students.

Program Administration and Reporting:

  • Ensure accurate tracking of wellness activities and RH-15 screening data, and compiling reports for senior program staff (at Refugee Transitions and the International Rescue Committee);

  • Work closely with staff to enhance and implement Health and Wellness Program goals; and

  • Administer tools used in program monitoring and evaluation.

Job Requirements:

Education: A two-year degree with an emphasis in Social Work, Psychology, or an equivalent field of study preferred.

Work Experience: 1 to 2+ years of relevant work experience. A significant portion of this experience would include responsibilities in public health, social services, education, capacity building, and/or humanitarian relief.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Understanding of community integration, resettlement, and migration trauma;

  • Cross-cultural awareness and communication skills;

  • Ability to form trusted peer relationships and connect with newly arrived Afghan newcomers;

  • Experience with psycho-social programming;

  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multicultural environment;

  • Experience working directly with underserved populations;

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

  • Very well-organized and with excellent reporting skills;

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

Language Skills:  

Fluency in written and spoken English + fluency in Dari and Pashto required

Physical Abilities: Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; seeing to read, prepare, and proofread documents; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneeling, bending of the waist, and reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies.

Special Requirements: Must be able to accept assignments between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The shift assignments may also include some evenings and weekends.

Application Instructions: 
Please submit a Cover letter and Resume to jobs@reftrans.org (with Health & Wellness Outreach Promoter in subject line) by September 21, 2018. Both attachments must be received; incomplete applications will not be considered. Only principal, qualified candidates will receive a response.

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AuthorAndrew Bogrand