Full time: 40 hours
Starting Hourly rate $24.14

Position Description:
The Employment Specialist of Catholic Charities Diocese of the Arlington (CCDA), Migration and Refugee Services (MRS), assists and prepares both refugees and asylees to become self-sufficient through employment in the shortest time possible under the Refugee Social Services Employment Program (RSSEP). He or she is responsible to fulfill all contractual requirements of a state-funded grant and meet outcome goals. Eligible to work hybrid 1 day /week after first 90 days.

Position Responsibilities:
• Empowers refugees and other qualified immigrants to achieve earliest possible economic independence and integration into their new communities.
• Connects refugees with job opportunities and provides case management for needed support to address and remove barriers to self-sufficiency. Barriers may include limited English proficiency, lack of marketable skills and U.S. work experience, physical, mental health, or social adjustment issues, employment authorization documentation, transportation, and childcare.
• Conducts intake, assessment, and program orientation for clients; develops individual employment plans for eligible clients.
• Prepares clients for entering the workforce within 90 days of arrival and for progressing in the workforce through a continuum of services beginning with orientation to world of work and local job market, skills assessments, career guidance, resume development, job application assistance, job referrals, interview preparation, job placement and post placement follow up.
• Enrolls job seekers into ESL classes and assists with accessing vocational and professional short-term trainings to increase employability.
• Maintains positive relationships with clients, employers and training providers and helps to develop new employer and training provider partnerships.
• Educates refugees about the resources available within their community and makes appropriate referrals as needed including benefits through the VA Department of Social Services and case management
• Educates clients and employers about legal documentation required for work; provides referrals to clients for adjustment of status, and naturalization.
• Maintains all required eligibility documentation for clients.
• Provides all services within the required timelines and monitors clients’ progress. Documents clients’ employer, job title, hourly wage, benefits offered, and addresses any adjustment issues.

Qualifications & Skills:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Bilingual in English and one other language spoken by clients required: Dari, Pashtu, Arabic, Amharic
• Sensitive to the service population’s culture and must have the ability to communicate in a culturally competent manner.
• Create a cooperative and positive relationship with clients and US Ties
• Assist clients to solve difficult problems under pressure.
• towards self-sufficiency
• Attend regular supervision meetings, case consultations, and assist with the development of crisis mitigation strategies.
• Informed of the social services policies and practices in all counties and localities where clients are resettling.
• Flexible to work irregular hours.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Office products.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Two (2) years of previous direct work experience in a culturally diverse environment. (Preferably refugee resettlement)
• Strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
• Microsoft, Excel, and PowerPoint skills.
• Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license, 3 years of U.S. driving experience and have a good driving record. Willing to drive clients.


Physical Demands:
Sitting for periods of time and some light lifting up to 25 lbs.

BENEFITS: Vacation, Sick, Paid FML*, 16 paid holidays in 2024, Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, Employee Assistance Program, Diocesan Tuition Reimbursement* K-12. Closed between Christmas and New Years. *

Job Title
Case Manager I Employment
Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington
Posted On
February 6, 2024