Login
Back to Search New Search

Swahili Cultural Ambassador - Ready in 5 (On Call)

Heartland Family Service Omaha, NE
Save

Job Description

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.  Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you. 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION  OF  WORK

Performs skilled programmatic duties.  A variety of activities may be required but decision making is at a minimum.

Work Schedule: part time (on call) interpreter/culture ambassador, approximately 2.5 to 3.5 hours per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists and interpret for staff in facilitating in-home educational groups for preschool aged children and their parents.
  • Assists in collecting needed client data for program.
  • Assists program staff with refugee community outreach and education.
  • Travel is required, including use of personal vehicle.
  • Provides program information and referral services to clients and refugee service providers.
  • Demonstrates ability to help clients effectively by utilizing community resources.
  • Is able to work both independently, with little supervision, and as a part of a team.
  • Utilizes the Sanctuary Model, including provision of Trauma-Informed Care to clients.
  • Able to establish regularity and dependability in scheduling all appointments and accuracy in reports and statistics.
  • Displays a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the Agency.
  • Abides by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies, and requirements.
  • Cooperates and collaborates with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.
  • Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.
  • Able to evaluate program services and make recommendations.
  • Develops personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training opportunities including printed material and audio and/or visual media.
  • Is able to develop positive working relationships with clients, referral sources, service agencies, landlords, and others encountered in the course of work.
  • *Create, maintain and share as appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
  • Strive to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency’s ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.
  • Essential functions of this job are to be performed on company physical work site

                                                                                              *DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluent in Swahili language
  • Academic experience in social work, education or related field preferred.
  • At least 19 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license/ acceptable driving record

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

(Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).        

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Details

Date Posted October 31, 2018
Date Closes December 30, 2018
Requisition SWAHI01767
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00
Location