Organization: Refugee Women’s Network (RWN), Inc.
Position: Social Adjustment and Leadership Program Coordinator
Location: Decatur, GA
Position Type: Full time, salaried
Reports to: Executive Director
Refugee Women’s Network (RWN) is a 501c3 organization serving refugees settled in the state of Georgia. RWN inspires and equips refugee and immigrant women to become leaders in their homes, businesses, and communities. For more than 20 years, we’ve continued to be the only organization in Georgia that specifically serves refugee women.
RWN’s spectrum of services meets women where they are; whether they’ve been in the US for three months or three years. Whether they need help enrolling their children in school or they’re preparing to open their own business, we help women on their journey to become independent and self-sufficient.
The Social Adjustment and Leadership Program Coordinator will provide post resettlement case management services for refugees who have completed initial resettlement program, offering them support and services to help them reach self-sufficiency, increase their leadership capability and successfully make a new home in the United States. This position assists program participants in gaining access to medical, social, educational, psychological and other essential services and navigating local systems during the initial resettlement period.
This position reports directly to the Executive Director. The duties and responsibilities of the position are to be carried out in a manner that is consistent with the mission, values and operating principles of RWN.
- Manage the Social Adjustment and Leadership Program, including assisting with curriculum development and ensuring that program is meeting its outcomes.
- Develop and implement family self-sufficiency plans in consultation with program participants, based on individual challenges and needs.
- Coordinate leadership workshops and information sessions on various relevant topics for the refugee women.
- Accurately document all contacts and services in client case files and maintain case note logs.
- Track progress of the program and complete reports for funders.
- Contribute write ups for agency newsletters, the website and grant proposals.
- Work closely with outreach workers to promote, market, and publicize the program.
- Assist program participants in increasing social support networks of relatives, friends, and volunteer organizations that mitigate life stresses resulting from current physical and/or mental conditions.
- Promote client rights and access to social service, social security, mental health, and other support service programs.
- Network and collaborate with other community organizations serving refugees.
- Represent RWN in interagency and mandatory meetings, including coordinating other projects related to the program.
- Other tasks as needed designated by the Executive Director.
- Integrity, high ethical standards, and commitment to diversity and women’s empowerment.
- Minimum of an Associate's degree in a human services related discipline required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Ability to provide culturally sensitive case management is required.
- Experience linking program participants to a broad range of essential, community-based services to refugees and immigrants required.
- Passion for refugee, women’s issues and experiences.
- Informed about refugee and immigrant issues, and available services to program participants.
- Strong Internet research and computer skills, especially with Outlook, Word, and Excel.
- Familiar with and appreciative of issues related to people with diverse cultures and languages.
- Fluency in language spoken by refugee groups settled in GA (Arabic, Nepali, Burmese, Chin, Karen, Swahili, French, or other) is preferred.
- Ability to travel and work on weekends as needed.
Send resume with complete work history and cover letter to email@example.com. Please put “SALP Coordinator Application” in the subject line. Application deadline October 26, 2017.