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Tool or Template: Hotel Housekeeping Vocabulary Picture Guide

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 31, 2015
Topic(s): Adult Education, Employment
Subtopic(s): English Language Skills, Job Readiness
These housekeeping vocabulary picture guides were developed by Caritas of Austin, TX and provided to Higher. Service providers can incorporate them into job readiness training, clients can use them to improve their vocational English language skills, and both clients and employers can use them for improving workplace communication. They are laid out in a half-page …

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Tip Sheet: How do I Show my Employer that I am Authorized to Work in the U.S.?

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: January 27, 2014
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This tip sheet from USCIS provides information for current refugees or asylees on how to prove they are eligible to work in the United States. It includes information on the employment authorization document and how to obtain it, and links to forms I-9,  I-94, and I-765. 

E-learning: 6 W’s of Good Case Notes in Employment Programs

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 1, 2014
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Job Development
Created by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance (Higher) This course provides an introduction to writing case notes in employment programs. It is targeted towards refugee service providers, including job developers, employment specialists, and those in similar roles. After completing this 10-minute course , you will understand: Describe why case note documentation is important in the …

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E-learning: How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 1, 2014
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Readiness
Created by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance (Higher) This course provides an introduction to behavioral interview questions and is intended for both refugee service providers and refugee jobseekers. This 25-minute course contains four modules. After completing all four sections, you will be able to: Recognize a behavioral question when it is asked in a job …

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Guide: A Rainbow Retrospective: Reflecting on best practices and successes from the field

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: July 10, 2013
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Employment, Housing, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Partnerships
This guide includes information on creating safe spaces, forming community, collaborating with external partners, case management services, housing, employment, leveraging support from LGBTQI+ communities, and engaging communities of faith.

E-learning: Communicating with Employers: Initial Contact

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 1, 2013
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development
Created by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance (Higher) This course develops strategies for addressing communication challenges between employers and job developers. It is targeted at refugee service providers, including job developers, employment specialists, and those in similar roles. After completing this 21-minute course, you will be able to: Identify potential differences in language and culture …

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E-learning: Employability Assessment

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 1, 2013
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Readiness
Created by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance (Higher) This course provides an introduction to conducting an employability assessment with clients. This 30-minute course contains three sections. After completing Module 1, you will be able to: Recognize the purpose and context of an employability assessment; Identify barriers to employment presented by each refugee employment client; and Use at least …

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E-learning: How to Complete a Job Application

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 1, 2013
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Readiness
Created by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance (Higher) This course provides an introduction to filling out job applications in the U.S. This course is intended for job seekers who are refugees or other New Americans. This 33-minute course contains two modules. After completing both modules, you will understand: The purpose of a job application in …

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E-learning: Workplace Culture

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 1, 2013
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
Created by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance (Higher) This course introduces the importance of rules in the U.S. workplace and common behaviors that impact success. It is aimed at refugee jobseekers. This 34-minute course contains two modules. After completing Module 1, you will understand the importance of rules in the U.S. workplace. After completing Module …

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Guide: Resource Guide for Serving Refugees with Disabilities

Author(s): U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
Date: July 30, 2007
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Employment, Housing
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Employment Rights
This guide includes checklists, tips, and further resources for use by refugee service providers working with disabled clients, including older refugees. It covers adults and children with disabilities as well as housing, employment, transportation, and social services considerations.