Case Manager-Post Release Services

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Compensation commensurate with experience.

Published

08/03/2018

Address

Arlington
VA
United States

Description

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), is a non-governmental, not-for-profit international organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in migration by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life. For over 100 years, we have shaped history with the belief that immigrants strengthen our communities, economy and social fabric through freedom, hard work, and family unity.

 

OVERVIEW


The Case Manager will provide Home Study (HS) and Post Release Services (PRS) for Unaccompanied Children (UC). This position will report to the Program Officer - Post Release Services.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Assess potential placements for UC, including background interview and home study;
  • Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate post placement services and comprehensive case management for UC;
  • Develop individual case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances;
  • Maintain accurate and complete case files by updating database systems, submitting reports, and managing physical case files;
  • Provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that each child receives the services they require;
  • Assess the safety and appropriateness of the placement on an ongoing basis using child welfare principles and social work best practices and conduct calls, interviews, and home visits;
  • Build a network of local pro bono legal resources and services and care providers to establish services for UC, facilitate access and removing barriers to those services, and track individual progress via an online database;
  • Coordinate and maintain communication with key stakeholders;
  • Participate in regular training and communication sessions with on-site and case work supervisor and headquarters staff; and 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


REQUIREMENTS


  • Bachelor's degree in social work, education, psychology, or sociology with a minimum of two years' experience in case management, preferably working with, serving, and advocating on behalf of immigrant and refugee children; Master's degree (M.Ed or MSW) is preferred;
  • Experience in child welfare, child placements, family preservation and social service provision is desired;
  • Must possess an extensive knowledge of immigrant community local resources;
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment;
  • Must have a valid driver's license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation; position requires frequent local and long distance travel with limited notice;
  • Fluency in Spanish is required; proficiency in additional languages a plus; and
  • Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS


  • Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity.
  • Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
  • Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending pulling, and carrying.


ADDITIONAL NOTES

 

Please submit a resume with cover letter describing your interest and qualification with your application.

 

References will be required at time of the final interview.

 

No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Spanish language proficiency exam will be administered at the time of the interview.

 


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partnership status, marital status, physical or mental disability, AIDS/HIV status, age, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Benefits

Excellent benefits package.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish is required; proficiency in additional languages a plus.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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