KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE (KIND)
CASE MANAGER FOR SEPARATED IMMIGRANT CHILREN AND FAMILIES,
CENTRAL AMERICA FAMILY REUNIFICATION PROJECT
KIND was founded by the Microsoft Corporation and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, and is the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone. We do this in partnership with over 531 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations has served more than 16,386 children since 2009, and trained over 26,018 private sector attorneys to provide them with high quality representation in their deportation proceedings. KIND promotes protection of children in countries of origin and transit countries and works to address the root causes of child migration from Central America. KIND also advocates to change law, policy, and practices to improve the protection of unaccompanied children in the United States, by educating policymakers, the media, and the broader public about the violence that is driving children out of Central America and their need for protection.
As part of KIND’s Central America Family Reunification Project, KIND seeks a full-time case manager to coordinate with partner organizations in Guatemala and Honduras to support separated immigrant children and their families who are reunifying in their country of origin, and assist in children’s reintegration into their families and communities.
- Receive and review referrals for separated migrant children and families from US-based social workers, attorneys, or Central American partners
- Assess initial needs and eligibility of each case, referring to outside service providers if/when appropriate
- Record and track case information as relevant to case management needs
- Conduct intake interviews by video conference and phone with case managers, attorneys, child advocates, parents and (when appropriate) children.
- Work in inter-disciplinary teams to identify and coordinate pre-departure and reintegration service needs for the child and their family
- Write case summaries for referrals to in-country partners
- Conduct case-review calls with partner organizations in conjunction with Senior Coordinator
- Oversee partner organization data collection and/or monitoring of cases
- Mapping of services for areas where KIND does not have partner organizations
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) or other Behavioral Science, plus 3-5 years of experience working in case management
- Spoken and written fluency in Spanish and English
- Experience working with migrant children and/or families
- Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
- Demonstrated ability to manage time and projects effectively
- Basic competency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), ability to quickly learn new database technology
- Master of Social Work (MSW)
- Experience working with Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UACs)
- Experience working in, or familiarity with, Guatemala and/or Honduras
- Ability to travel overseas occasionally
Preferred location of this position is Baltimore, Maryland or outside of Baltimore with willingness to travel to Baltimore regularly.
This is a one-year position, with the possibility of extension
Commensurate with education and experience.
Senior Coordinator, Reintegration Programs
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Applications, including a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and contact information for three professional references, should be submitted online at: https://supportkind.org/jobs. Applications that do not contain all of the above-listed required materials will not be considered.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants selected for interviews will be duly notified. Please no inquiries or phone calls.
KIND is an EOE committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in both its staff and work. The selected applicant will be asked to undergo a background check before acceptance of the final offer.