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About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. KIND has provided nearly 18,000 children with high quality representation in their immigration proceedings by training more than 41,000 attorneys and legal staff and cultivating partnerships with over 600 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Summary:

KIND seeks a Social Services Coordinator to work with KIND’s child clients and their families to identify needs and gaps in services, assist families in accessing services related to education, health, mental health, housing, mediation, and child care and provide leadership in establishing and sustaining relationships with local and state social services partners.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and maintain a knowledge base of social services available to clients in assigned work areas.
  • Develop relationships with community coalitions in areas of high client concentration.
  • Establish working relationships and partnerships with local service providers and administrators in each service area to enhance the referral process.
  • Conduct assessments of referred clients, including the larger context in which the child is living, identifying needs, barriers, and safety concerns.
  • Maintain documentation regarding attempts to access services and service delivery.
  • Track and report client data, outreach actions and outcomes, and general information for program evaluation, performance quality, and development purposes.
  • Complete referrals to services, assist families in completing intake requirements for these services, and follow up as necessary.
  • Assist KIND legal staff on working with families in crisis and transition.
  • Work with other KIND Social Services Coordinators nationally to develop best practices, protocols, and provide training and support on relevant topics for KIND staff.
  • Conduct trainings to support pro bono attorneys and for community social providers.
  • Working closely with other legal services providers, law firms, corporations, and law schools in relevant jurisdiction(s) to identify and support resource-sharing amongst these partner agencies.
  • Supervise interns and volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related specialty or an Undergraduate degree in social work or related field plus 3 years of relevant work experience in areas of increased responsibility, in lieu of an advanced degree.
  • Advanced fluency in Spanish language.
  • 2+ years of experience working with immigrant populations; experience working with unaccompanied minors preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience working with children, preferably unaccompanied minors, immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, and preferably, prior experience working with attorneys, law firms, or other legal service providers.
  • A strong record of intercultural responsiveness, sensitivity and awareness, and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Experience working with a diverse team of social service providers and advocating on behalf of clients.
  • Ability to verbalize and implement therapeutic-focused strategies for children/families.
  • Ability to effectively conduct trainings to diverse audiences in person and virtually, including attorney trainings and diverse presentations for child clients.
  • Familiarity or ability to work with adult immigrant caretakers, or training in trauma-informed parenting.
  • Ability to manage, create and oversee various events that aim towards bringing resources and services to child clients.
  • Ability to network with local coalitions to establish strong relationships to allow for cross referrals.
  • Ability to travel as assigned.
  • Ability to work within an office environment, have regular interaction via telephone, teleconference, IM and email with KIND’s team and have in-person meetings with clients.

Application Instructions:

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role.

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please apply directly on our site with this link: https://supportkind.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=1665411&cust_sort1=100304&&jbsrc=1025

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 9, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

  • Two medical insurance plans with 100% employer-paid options for medical, dental and vision.
  • Pre-tax flexible spending and dependent care accounts.
  • Pre-tax commuter spending accounts.
  • Pre-tax 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching funds.
  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance.
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance.
  • Generous paid parental leave.
  • Voluntary benefits including supplemental, spousal and child insurance.
  • Generous vacation accrual (20 days in Year 1; 25 days after Year 3; and 30 days after Year 5)
  • Twelve paid sick leave days per year.
  • Thirteen paid holidays per year.
  • Flexible work schedules and telecommuting options.
  • Job-related Professional Development fees (including annual state bar dues and professional memberships).
  • Mission-driven and fulfilling work with colleagues who make it a great place to work.
  • And lots more!


  • Two medical insurance plans with 100% employer-paid options for medical, dental and vision.
  • Pre-tax flexible spending and dependent care accounts.
  • Pre-tax commuter spending…

Level of Language Proficiency

Advanced Spanish fluency.

Advanced Spanish fluency.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Atlanta, GA
Associated Location
Atlanta, GA, USA

How to Apply

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role.

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please apply directly on our site with this link: https://supportkind.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=1665411&cust_sort1=100304&&jbsrc=1025

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role.

KIND has an…

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