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International Rescue Committee Dari/Pashto ELL Support Educator in Sea Tac, Washington

Requisition ID: req22624

Job Title: Dari/Pashto ELL Support Educator

Sector: Youth Services

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Seattle, WA USA

Job Description

IRC Background: The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 27 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home. IRC opened an office in Seattle in 1976 and provides a continuum of services including intensive case management, employment and economic empowerment services, immigration assistance, health and wellness programming, and education support to refugee and immigrant families in Washington State. IRC Seattle is committed to providing trauma-informed, equitable, and accessible services and maintaining and evolving a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace.

Job Overview: The vision of the IRC Seattle Youth Program is that youth from refugee and immigrant backgrounds will have the skills and resources necessary to pursue a future of opportunity. The Youth Program works towards this vision by providing educational and enrichment opportunities to help school-aged youth from refugee and immigrant backgrounds catch up on missed education, adjust to their new school, accelerate English language development, and build positive relationships in the school and community. This position is a short-term 8-month position from January through August 2022 designed to support the expansion of IRC’s extended learning programs in South King County. The Dari/Pashto ELL Support Educator will specifically support the expansion of programs for newcomer students from Afghanistan including push-in and pull-out support in schools during the school day, after school, mid-winter break and summer learning and enrichment programs.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support IRC’s Youth Program Coordinators and Specialists in the planning, preparation and teaching of the afterschool Ready to Read! program, Child Friendly Space, mid-winter break, and summer learning and enrichment programs for elementary students.

  • Facilitate small-group activities and lessons with 3-5 students including math, literacy, art, recreation, and social and emotional learning.

  • Provide 1:1 support to students needing more individualized instruction.

  • Support Youth Program Coordinators and Specialists with attendance, classroom management, distribution and collection of learning materials, and COVID-related health and sanitation procedures.

  • Support with program outreach by calling or meeting in-person with families at school buildings or events to explain IRC’s youth programs, answer questions, and assist families in completing program enrollment forms.

  • Provide academic support and guidance for newcomer students at partnering schools during the school day by either pulling out students for small group instruction and tutoring, or pushing in to classes to provide support during large group classroom instruction.

  • Create safe and healing learning spaces and build supportive relationships with newcomer students utilizing a trauma informed approach in order to support students’ academic and social and emotional development.

  • Participate in program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the IRC team.

  • Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency, including COVID Health and Safety guidelines for in-person instruction.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

    Key Working Relationships:

    Position Reports to: Youth Program Coordinator

    Indirect Reporting: Youth and Education Program Manager and Youth Program Specialist

    Other Internal and/or external contacts:

    Internal : Youth Program Team, AmeriCorps Members, other IRC Seattle staff

    External : EL Teachers at partner school districts

    Qualifications

    Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent.

  • Experience or desire to work with elementary age students; experience in tutoring or academic enrichment programs desired (i.e. summer or day camps, youth groups, after school programs, sports/recreation programs or clubs).

  • Experience working with multi-lingual students.

  • Written and spoken proficiency in English, Dari, and Pashto.

  • Cross cultural experience; connection and experience working with communities from refugee and/or immigrant backgrounds.

  • Experience utilizing online platforms such as Zoom and Teams, and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Committed to anti-racism and continual learning and growth.

  • Committed to anti-racism and continual learning and growth.

  • Flexible and adaptable to changing program and student needs.

  • Team player willing to provide support to other staff and students.

    Working Environment:

  • Primarily working in elementary schools in Tukwila, Auburn, and Federal Way. Some remote or office work required at IRC’s office in SeaTac, WA. Flexible to shift to virtual programming if necessary.

  • Occasional evening or weekend activities as needed.

  • Need access to reliable high-speed internet from remote office or ability to work from IRC’s office in SeaTac.

  • Need access to reliable transportation to travel and work off-site at programs in schools in Tukwila and Auburn.

  • Typical schedule will be Monday - Friday 9:00 – 5:00.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement : In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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