Thursday, March 5, 2015

Children's Travel Escort-Catholic Community Services

Children’s Travel Escort                        
Date Open:
Date Closed:
Until Filled
International Foster Care
Reports to:
IFC Program Supervisor
On Call
Starting Salary/Hourly Rate:
$14.86 - $16.40 hr/DOE

Program Description:

The International Foster Care program (IFC) provides a safe, nurturing foster care environment for children who have fled their countries of origin. This comprehensive set of services includes education, legal, social and psychological supports all directed at achieving safety, stability and healthy development.
Children come to us as refugees, victims of trafficking and asylees from around the world, including the following countries of origin: Vietnam, Cambodia, China, the Sudan, Myanmar and Central America (El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala).
Position Description:

Accompany immigrant children approved for family reunification on airline travel.  Flights are to various points in the United States, many of which are on the east coast.  Must be able to quickly learn and become comfortable with family reunification documentation, able to check sponsor’s identification and collect necessary signatures at point of reunification.  It is anticipated that each round trip to the east coast will consist of flying to destination one day, transferring custody at destination airport, one overnight stay in a hotel (not with child) near the airport, and one day to fly back to Seattle International Airport.   Must be able to adjust to changes such as flight delays, or other unanticipated situations due to inclement weather.
Essential Functions:
·   Ensure child’s safety is maintained at all times during travel.
·   Verify sponsor’s government issue I.D. at time of reunification.
·   Communicate (usually in Spanish) with sponsor using cell phone to notify when plane has landed, and the gate, terminal or baggage claim location.
·   Review documentation with sponsor, and answer questions appropriately (usually in Spanish)
Job Requirements:

·   AA degree or equivalent college/work experience.
·   Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
·   Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs. (carryon baggage)
·   Must be able to navigate airport terminals, including transferring flights when necessary.
·   Experience working with immigrant children between the ages of  5 and 12 and do not speak English
·   Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
·   Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and provide current auto registration.
·   Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy. (required to provide current driving abstract)
·   Proof of negative TB test upon hire or proof of test within past 12 months.
·   First/Aid CPR certified or the ability to become certified within the 1 month of employment.
·   Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
·   Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
·   Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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