Match Grant Coordinator

POSITION TITLE: Match Grant Coordinator

FLSA STATUS: Non Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Refugee Resettlement Services

REPORTS TO: Case Management Supervisor, Refugee Resettlement Services

DATE: November 2022

WORK LOCATION: MidPointe Cincinnati

Position Summary

The Matching Grant program is a federally funded voluntary program and an alternative to public cash assistance programs. Matching Grant aims to help refugees achieve self-sufficiency through paid employment within their first 180-240 days of arrival in the U.S. The Matching Grant Coordinator will act as case manager for clients following their Reception and Placement period, and coordinate delivery of Match Grant services to a caseload of clients while collaborating with Reception & Placement, Employment Services, and Education Services staff to ensure accurate service provision and documentation.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Coordinate the daily operations of the Matching Grant program including program enrollment and development of comprehensive service plans with a focus on employment for each employable adult and wraparound services for all case members, including ESL and childcare when appropriate.
  2. Oversee the implementation of service plans.
  3. Assist program participants in creating a budget and provide strategies for budget improvements.
  4. Collaborate with Refugee Resettlement Services staff to ensure seamless service delivery, case coordination, core maintenance assistance and timely services to Match Grant cases.
  5. Provide case management services to program participants following their Reception & Placement period.
  6. In collaboration with the Employment Readiness Coordinator, ensure provision of job readiness, financial literacy and computer literacy courses to clients.
  7. Determine specific employment opportunities appropriate to clients and assist clients in accessing these opportunities by guiding them through the application, interview and hiring process.
  8. Monitor client job performance, wage level, and employer/employee satisfaction and assist clients and employers with post-placement concerns and needs.
  9. Develop and cultivate long-term relationships with area employers in order to identify appropriate employment opportunities for clients.
  10. Connect clients with training programs to assist with career development opportunities.
  11. Ensure timely and accurate compliance of all reporting requirements, including database management, case noting, and case file maintenance in compliance with federal grant program.
  12. Coordinate and assist program interns and volunteers as applicable.
  13. Maintain thorough understanding of Matching Grant program administration requirements, all compliance requirements, and changes and updates to the program.
  14. Monitor incoming refugee arrivals and referrals, liaising regularly with Resettlement staff to identify potential program participants.
  15. Review program participant files weekly for compliance and progress toward completeness.
  16. Attend and engage in all team meetings, staff meetings, and other relevant meetings representing the Matching Grant program
  17. Ensure delivery of monthly core maintenance assistance and cash allowance money as needed for program participants.
  18. Ensure volunteer hours and in-kind donations are accurately documented and reported in client files.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills Required:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field or equivalent work experience.
  2. At least two years of related experience in case management, employment services, job placement and/or business.
  3. Demonstrated experience with the U.S. job search process and the ability to coach clients effectively through the nuanced process of securing employment.
  4. Lived experience as refugee or immigrant. In lieu of lived experience, experience working with refugees and/or immigrants; cross-cultural or overseas experience accepted.
  5. Computer proficiency with an emphasis on Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook).
  6. Highly organized self-starter with proven success prioritizing multiple tasks, making critical decisions, and delivering results in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  7. Strong attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  8. Flexibility with demonstrated ability to maintain responsibility for multiple tasks in the context of a diverse work environment.
  9. Proven success achieving goals and working effectively with all levels of staff in a multicultural environment.
  10. Strategic, creative, problem solver capable of working well independently and as a part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  1. Knowledge of the Cincinnati job market strongly preferred.
  2. Proficiency in a foreign language native to refugee populations, such as Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, French, Tigrinya

Work Environment:

Typical office environment with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to meet the following physical requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Use hands to manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment
  • Talk to other employees/clients and hear them
  • See and be able to read, write, and interpret written documents
  • Occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 15 pounds

About Catholic Charities and Organizational Responsibility:

For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has served the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Our programs have changed over the years, but our commitment to serve the poor, protect the vulnerable and welcome the stranger has not wavered. Our mission is to Serve, Engage and Empower. We serve local families and change local lives.

Employees of Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio will have knowledge of the Catholic faith, a willingness to work for a Catholic, faith-based agency and adhere to the policies of Catholic Charities. Employees will not publicly oppose the teachings of the Catholic Faith nor publicly advocate for any position in conflict with Catholic teaching, or the specific positions of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This requirement includes any public speech, demonstration or writing including the use of social media or other digital technologies.

Catholic Charities Southwest Ohio is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Please submit resumes to hrd@ccswoh.org.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

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