Lutheran Family Services – Greeley

Job Development and Integration Intern

4 months

Project Term: Fall, Spring, and Summer positions available
Est. Hours: 10-20 hrs/week
Locations: Greeley

Duties:

  • Assist clients with all aspects of job search, including resumes, applications, interview preparation, bringing clients to interviews, new hire paperwork, and post placement follow-up
  • Seek out job opportunities in the community, contact employers and encourage them to hire refugees
  • Plan and host weekly Skills and Integration classes (a combination of job preparedness and cultural orientation) with the other interns. SI classes will be every Monday from 8:30-10:30am
  • Teach clients how to navigate using the GET bus system to the grocery store, English Classes, library and our office
  • Identify clients’ needs and lead them to the proper community resources
  • Teach Cultural Orientation classes to newly arrived refugees
  • Report to the TANF coordinator and assist with data entry and case noting about job preparedness

Required Skills:

  • Communicate with speakers with limited English proficiency using simplified English or working with interpreters as needed
  • Openness to working with people from varied backgrounds
  • Basic understanding of US job search processes and work culture
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to speak in front of small classes and lead groups
  • Strong intercultural skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds

Desired qualifications

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and insurance at the personal liability level 100/300/100 and be willing to transport clients
  • Proficiency in another language commonly spoken by the refugee or asylee population

**All interns will be expected to assist with move-ins of furniture and necessities into client’s apartments before they arrive to the United States

LFS has been resettling refugees in the Rocky Mountain region since 1978, assisting refugees as they start new lives in the US to attain self-sufficiency and independence through support with housing, learning English, employment, social services, school programming, and more. As an organization approved by the US Government to also resettle Unaccompanied Refugee Minors, LFS works with foster parents from diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds to provide special training and support on the adjustment needs of refugee youth.