Jobs, Internships & Volunteers

“Working together to help others improve their quality of life.”

AFAHO is a growing non-profit organization committed to helping immigrant and refugee men, women and children from Africa and the Caribbean overcome barriers to care and access much needed health and other services. We offer a unique work environment with multi-cultural and multi lingual staff who are committed to serving hard-to-reach and traditionally underserved populations.

We seek passionate, ambitious and goal-oriented professionals who are able to flourish in individual and team situations. If you are ready to make a lasting impact on the lives of others, we are looking for you! AFAHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In addition to jobs, we are always in search of volunteers and interns to assist us! Some of the volunteer/internship opportunities include:

  • Teaching English As a Second Language
  • Teaching Computer & Adult Literacy
  • Video Production
  • Social Media
  • Developing health educational materials
  • Event Planning
  • Fundraising Assistance
  • Facilitating Health promotion activities including outreach and workshops
  • Grant Research & Development
  • Public Relations & Communications

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

1. Family Case Manager

The African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) is seeking 3 Family Case Managers to deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate supportive services to newly arriving refugee families from Darfur, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Eritrea to assist with their long-term and successful integration into their new communities. The family case manager will be mainly responsible for providing supportive case management in order to develop action and goal oriented plans with clients and connect them to necessary health, human, educational and other resources necessary to gain self-sufficiency. The successful candidate will be a team player who is highly organized; knowledgeable about resources in greater Philadelphia; flexible; self-motivated; responsive to deadlines and has great verbal and written communication skills.

Responsibilities

-Identify appropriate medical providers, social service agencies and other community partners to facilitate program activities.

-Work with referral agencies and other community partners to locate clients in need of case management services.

– Develop action, goal oriented and holistic service plans with clients

– Assist and advocate for access to ongoing services

-Serve as part of a team to provide comprehensive client-centered services through coordination of cases and effective communication

– Build and Maintain community partnerships with relevant community agencies, institutions and other entities.

-Maintain accurate and organized case files for a caseload of 50 clients annually

– Successfully monitor and track client data to ensure compliance to program guidelines.

– Assess and monitor client progress at regular intervals to ensure progress on goals.

-Modify initial service plans and other case file documents as required.

– Provide crisis intervention/assistance as needed.

– Facilitate regular community meetings to determine needs from a community perspective to inform program work.

– Oversee interns and volunteers assisting with case management services

– Link clients to other programs offered at AFAHO

– Complete and submit client workbooks and other reports in a timely and organized manner.

– Assist with organizing and facilitating program related events

– As necessary, represent AFAHO during meetings, event and other forums

– Other duties as assigned.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Human Services or related field required
  • Minimum two years case management/social service work experience
  • Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations required
  • Must be proficient in English and one of the following languages: Tigrinya, Swahili/Kinyarwanda or Arabic
  • International and cross-cultural work preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience in case management, health advocacy, community outreach and partnership development required
  • Developed computer skills
  • Ability to work with diverse staff as well as a strong commitment to supporting the collective efforts of the team in accomplishing program objectives and goals.
  • Experience mobilizing communities and building coalitions around health and social issues
  • Experience working in non-profit/community-based organizations strongly desired
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Highly organized self-starter with excellent problem solving skills and able to multi-task
  • Ability to effectively handle stressful situations
  • High level of energy, self confidence and commitment to continuously improve service delivery
  • Able to work independently and as a team member

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Schedule: Part-Time – 20 hours a week. Flexible and primarily during business hours. Some week-end and evening work required.

Deadline to apply is February 15, 2015. Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and 1-2 page writing sample to: African Family Health Organization; 4415 Chestnut Street; Suite 202; Philadelphia, PA 19104 or send your materials via email to: afaho13@gmail.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

2. Volunteer ESL Tutor Job Description

Position Summary :Tutors will plan and implement tutoring sessions for beginner and intermediate learners in AFAHO’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. In one-on-one or small group setting, tutors help students improve skills in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding English. Learning sessions are student-driven, focusing on the needs and goals of the students. Your duties will range from the preparation of course work, planning of classes, conducting instruction, determining student levels and providing productive feedback.

Responsibilities

  • Organizing and delivering classroom lectures to students
  • Evaluating a students’ class work and assignments; providing appropriate feedback to students
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  • Preparing classroom and coursework materials, homework assignments, activities and handouts
  • Give individual attention to the learner’s educational needs
  • Classroom management
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  • Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs.
  • Record and maintain records and provide information about student progress and development
  • Meet with supervisor regularly to discuss student needs and progress
  • Refer the learner to AFAHO’s staff for needs other than tutoring
  • Creating a vibrant teaching and learning atmosphere
  • Establish a good rapport with student(s) and other tutors

Qualifications

• ESL Tutor Training preferred

Fluency in English

• Excellent communication skills and the ability to explain concepts

• Work well with other tutors and staff

• Patience; the ability to adapt to different learning styles

• Awareness of cultural differences

• Enthusiasm for teaching and learning

Time Commitment

Tutors commit on average three to six months of tutoring at AFAHO, averaging at least four hours per week.

Benefits

• Satisfaction gained by helping others

• Belong to a group of dedicated tutors

• Increase knowledge and improve skills of your neighbors

• Gain valuable experience of foreign cultures

Small stipends of appreciation provided to all volunteer tutors!

If interested, please send letter of interest stating qualifications and time commitment to afaho13@gmail.com