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Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Coordinator

Southern NH Services

Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. (SNHS) is a private non-profit corporation chartered in the State of New Hampshire, May 21, 1965 to serve as the Community Action Agency for Hillsborough County in compliance with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.  In July, 2011, Rockingham Community Action (RCA), the Community Action Agency serving Rockingham County, was merged with Southern New Hampshire Services.  As a result of this merger SNHS now provides services to residents of the 66 towns and 2 cities in Hillsborough and Rockingham counties.

Helping People.  Changing Lives.  The mission of SNHS is to provide activities designed to assist low-income participants, including the elderly poor, to secure and retain meaningful employment, attain an adequate education, and make better use of available income; to ameliorate the causes of poverty within the community; to meet urgent and immediate individual and family needs, including health, nutrition, housing and employment related assistance; and to address the problems and barriers which block the achievement of self-sufficiency.

As a Community Action Agency, it is SNHS’ purpose to provide social service programs and advocacy activities for the economically disadvantaged, elderly, youth and other specialized populations in the organization’s service area.  SNHS operates 69 programs, contracting with the Federal, State and local governments as well as other social service agencies and private entities. The programs offered include Child Care, Early Head Start, Head Start, Women Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), Energy and Utility Assistance, Weatherization, Asset Development, Supportive Housing for the Homeless, Homelessness Outreach and Intervention programs, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), several programs supporting initiatives within the refugee and immigrant communities, as well as several initiatives under the Workforce Investment Act.

For more than forty-five years, SNHS employees have established a tradition of personal commitment to improving the lives of those we serve.  We take pride in belonging to an organization dedicated to excellence as we carry out our mission of "Helping People.  Changing Lives." We look for applicants who will help us carry out our traditions of commitment, service and respect for the dignity of every person.


Southern NH Services, Inc. is seeking a full-time Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Coordinator who will serve as a resource to staff providing instructional and work experience activities to LEP participants at Workplace Success (WPS) Program sites throughout the state.  In this capacity, the LEP Coordinator will help local staff develop and administer appropriate language assessment tools for LEP participants; assist in the conduct of vocational assessment and Career Plans; provide Work Skills Training and Job Readiness instruction; deliver Job Search and Job Club activities; and assist in or undertake the development and placement of LEP clients in Work Experience or OJT opportunities as needed. The position will employ a variety of teaching approaches and methods in both group and individual settings to deliver these skills and activities.  This position is based in Nashua, NH but will involve travel to other program sites in the state depending on LEP participation.  Hourly wage $18.05 per hour.  

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Business, or other relevant discipline. Should have 2 years experience working with low income families in the refugee or immigrant community; prior experience in employment development and/or career instruction; familiarity with various instructional approaches; knowledge of cultural & ethnic customs and values; ability to teach basic e-mail, Internet, WORD, & EXCEL; and an ability to energize and motivate adult job seekers. Bi-lingual fluency a plus.

How to Apply:

Apply on-line at www.snhs.org/jobs

Job Location:

Nashua

Date Added: July 24, 2017

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