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  • Temp - Full Time Afghan Caseworker

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    Overview

    The Center is currently seeking a Afghan Caseworker to provide a positive resettlement experience and the achievement of client self-sufficiency.  The Caseworker will work closely with clients, colleagues, and external parties to develop service plans to meet individual client needs and preferences utilizing a broad range of financial, medical, social, vocational and other services and resources in accordance with client eligibility and program requirements. 

     

    Please review the Job Description HERE.

  • Employment Specialist

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    Overview

    Position Purpose: Assists the refugee with follow up employability plans, administration of refugee disability, workers’ compensation and unemployment claims and general clerical assistance to the Employment Department.

    Read the full job description here

  • Volunteer Position

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    Overview

    Volunteer with The Center to help refugees, immigrants, and the greater Mohawk Valley community feel welcome. 

    We need volunteers in a number of areas, including refugee resettlement, tutoring English, assisting with citizenship test preparation, and administrative assistance. Some remote volunteer opportunities may be available. 

    If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, complete the application below, and submit your updated resume and cover letter on the next page. 

    The Center Volunteer Application

    You'll be contacted about current volunteer opportunities. Thank you for helping to create a community of welcome. 

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Comfortable working with Limited English Proficient Individuals
    • Shape Created with Sketch. A welcoming attitude
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Ability to take direction and work independently
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Cultural Awareness

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Please contact The Center for more details.
    • Shape Created with Sketch. You can help a refugee or immigrant feel welcome and succeed as they create their new life here in the Mohawk Valley.
  • Intern

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    Overview

    The Center is currently seeking individuals who are interested in interning at our organization. Internship opportunities are available for the fall and spring semesters as well as a summer break.

    Specific positions may change from semester to semester. Minimum hours and workload vary depending on the department and internship position. If you're the community builder we are looking for, apply today!

    The organization prefers individuals who are pursuing studies in the following areas:

    • International Studies/Relations
    • Human Rights
    • Human Services
    • Government
    • Journalism
    • Communications
    • Public Relations
    • Computer Sciences/Graphic Design
    • Human Service
    • Language
    • Anthropology

    University students of any level of study will be considered. Prospective interns who match our organization's needs will be contacted for an interview.  After the interview process, a final decision will be made.

     

    To apply:
    1) Click Here to complete the application
    2) Upload the completed application to the online application (access the online application by clicking "Apply Now" below)
    3) Having difficulty with the online application: Send to Elise Incze elisei@thecenterutica.org 

     

     

  • Interpreter (Independent Contractor)

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    Overview

    Department: Compass Interpreters

    NOTE: This is not a full time position within the agency. This is an Independent Contractor position.

    Job Summary: Provides professional interpretation services for community service providers, limited English proficient individuals, and The Center staff from the source language to the target language as requested.

    Accountabilities: Compass Interpreters was founded in 2011 and is the interpretation division of The Center. Located in Utica, NY, our skilled and experienced linguists provide interpreting services in over 50 languages. All interpreters report to the Manager of Compass Interpreters. Compass Interpreters, a division of The Center, is a multilingual interpretation, translation, and cultural outreach organization. The department provides educational and professional services to foster cultural understanding and appreciation, promote multicultural diversity, and empower communities to embrace new populations. Compass Interpreters provides professional linguistic services to clients in languages that are relevant to refugees and immigrants who are living in our community

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide onsite interpreting services for medical, social services, home visits, mental health, court, law enforcement, legal services, education (e.g., special education, state testing, parent-teacher conferences, home visits, etc.), victim services (e.g., domestic violence), human resources (e.g., orientation, training, health insurance enrollment), real estate, refugee event, and business conference.
    • Provide remote interpretation via phone and video.
    • Submit electronic timesheets, mileage forms, and other paperwork as requested in a timely manner. 
    • Participate in mandatory training and meetings.
    • If recruited as an untrained bilingual speaker, completion of Bridging the Gap training is mandatory to accept medical appointments.
    • Strong work ethics and communication skills are required.


    Additional Employment Expectations

    • If applying as an “untrained” bilingual speaker, attendance and completion of Bridging the Gap training will be required to accept medical appointments
    • Attend department information meetings as requested
    • Participate in continuing education opportunities as available

    We offer:

    • A caring environment and supportive team;
    • Competitive pay;
    • Flexible schedule;
    • Mileage and travel time reimbursement;
    • Discount medical and court interpretation training; 
    • Professional development assistance; and 
    • Statewide work opportunities.

    We are looking for interpreters that service the following language pairs:

    • English to Albanian
    • English to Arabic (Female preferred)
    • English to American Sign Language
    • English to Chinese Mandarin
    • English to Korean
    • English to Maay Maay
    • English to Nepali
    • English to Rohingya
    • English to Somali

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. High School diploma, GED or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Ability to communicate cross-culturally and act as a cultural broker
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Strong interpersonal skills
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Strong knowledge and understanding of health and education related services, multicultural orientation, and community resources with a willingness to learn and continue expanding vocabulary and knowledge as it relates to source and target language

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Be someone’s voice.
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Help Your Community.
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Flexible Schedule to match your availability
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Training & Mentorship available
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Improve language access
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Never be bored - you're always learning and growing
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Have a job you feel good about
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Know you are part of creating many cultures, one community
  • Translator (Independent Contractor)

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    Overview

    Department: TONE — translation of nearly everything

    Job Summary: Tune in, turn it up, join us! Provides professional translation services from requested source text to target text in accordance with Project Manager requests, client specifications, and deadlines. We hire translators on a continuing basis. All positions are as freelance translators. No full-time positions are available.

    Accountabilities: All translators report to the translation Manager and work closely with the Translation Coordinator. Translators are hired as independent contractors and can work anywhere around the world. All communication is done electronically and all translations are electronic documents. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Translate or review requested text accurately and completely, conveying the meaning of the source target into the target text
    • Ability to translate 250 words p. hour, 2,000 words p. day, 10,000 words p. week.
    • Complete accepted jobs in accordance with project specifications and within deadline
    • Format all individual document requests in accordance with the original

    Additional Employment Expectations:

    • Translation Memory software – such as Wordfast, MemoQ, SDL Trados, XTM, Across, Xbench, Déjà Vu – is an advantage
    • All applicants are subject to an interview process. Applicants may be asked to complete sample translation or deliver a small sample without payment unless proof of language proficiency, language testing, or a nationally/internationally recognized certificate is provided.

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. 2-3 years of translation experience
    • Shape Created with Sketch. A university degree or higher. Additional experience in specialized fields is an advantage
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Proficiency using Internet software (web browsers and email)
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Proficiency with Microsoft products
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including high-level fluency in both English and target language to transmit information in a clear, accurate, and effective manner

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Flexible schedule - work when you can, accept assignments when available
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Improve language access
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Help individuals achieve dreams with personal document translation
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Join a growing international team
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Be involved in doing good - tone’s work supports services at The Center
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Never be bored - you're always learning and growing
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Know you are part of creating many cultures, one community
  • Volunteer - Employment & Workforce Development

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    Overview

    Volunteer with The Center's Employment & Workforce Development Department to help refugees, immigrants on the path to employment & workforce development. 

    We need volunteers to assist with job orientations and with our employment specialists. 

    If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, complete the application below, and submit your updated resume and cover letter on the next page. 

    The Center Volunteer Application

     

    You'll be contacted about current volunteer opportunities. Thank you for helping to create a community of welcome. 

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Comfortable working with Limited English Proficient Individuals
    • Shape Created with Sketch. A welcoming attitude
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Ability to take direction and work independently
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Cultural Awareness

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Please contact The Center for more details.
    • Shape Created with Sketch. You can help a refugee or immigrant feel welcome and succeed as they create their new life here in the Mohawk Valley.
  • Volunteer Mentor - MAC Program

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    Overview

    Volunteer Position: MAC Mentor 

    Department: Making a Connection Program (MAC Grant)

    Position Summary: Mentors will be paired with one or more of our participants to help refugee youth and young adults achieve their academic and professional goals! 

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Meet and maintain communication with mentee
    • Provide mentee with guidance necessary for adjusting to life in America and accomplishing their goals
    • Follow-up with the MAC Program Manager to update them about the mentee's progress and any needs the mentee may have  
    • Participate in MAC programming and events   

    Accountabilities: This mentor position will be paired with a MAC participant based off of the participants needs and goals. Mentors will be required to maintain communication with their mentee and the MAC Program Manager. This is a new grant program at the Center with the purpose of matching refugee youth ages 15-24 with positive adult mentors to promote positive civic and social engagement and support individual educational and vocational advancement.

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Comfortable working with youth (late teens to early 20's)
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Experience with tutoring or mentoring a plus
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Cultural Awareness
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Strong Communication Skills
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Comfortable working with Limited English Proficient Individuals
    • Shape Created with Sketch. A Welcoming attitude
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Ability to take direction and work independently

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. This is a new program for the Center! Be there at the beginning and watch it grow!
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Be the reason a young person succeeds!
  • Volunteer Tutor - Naturalization Exam

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    Overview

    Volunteer Position: Tutor - Naturalization Exam

    Department: Office for New Americans 

    Position Summary: Work one on one or in small groups with immigrants and refugees studying for their naturalization exam to become U.S. Citizens. Individuals must learn 100 civics questions and be able to communicate in basic information in English.

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Practice civics questions and speaking English with individuals or in small groups
    • Keep track of progress and work on areas that need improvement
    • Maintain confidentiality of clients at all times  

    Accountabilities: This volunteer will report directly to the Project Coordinator for the Office of New Americans Opportunity Center

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Cultural Awareness
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Strong Communication Skills
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Comfortable working with Limited English Proficient Individuals
    • Shape Created with Sketch. A welcoming attitude
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Flexibility

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Help people achieve their dreams! Be the reason someone becomes a U.S. citizen!
  • Volunteer Tutor - English

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    Overview

    Volunteer Position: Tutor - English

    Department: Adult Learning and/or Office for New Americans 

    Position Summary: Work one on one or in small groups with immigrants and refugees studying the English language. 

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Practice English 
    • Keep track of progress and work on areas that need improvement
    • Maintain confidentiality of clients at all times  

    Accountabilities: This volunteer position is available for two different departments at the Center. Our Adult Learning department which provides English classes everyday through a partnership with MVCC needs tutors for some of their students. Our Office for New Americans program also needs tutors to assist individuals outside of regular English language classes or at other locations in the City where English instruction is provided.

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Cultural Awareness
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Strong Communication Skills
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Comfortable working with Limited English Proficient Individuals
    • Shape Created with Sketch. A welcoming attitude
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Flexibility

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Help people achieve their dreams! English is needed for work, life, and citizenship. You can help a refugee or immigrant feel welcome and succeed as they create their new life here in the Mohawk Valley.

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