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Social Services Coordinator

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Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
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Washington D. C., DC
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Published 19 days ago

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:

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Work or related field, preferably in counseling, or related specialty.
  • 2+ years of experience working with immigrant populations; experience working with unaccompanied minors preferred.
  • Advanced fluency in English and Spanish, spoken and written, required.
  • 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.

Salary Band: $46,320 - $57,900 depending on experience

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
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    Other Education Requirement
  • Experience Level
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    Intermediate
Salary
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USD $46,320 - USD $57,900
/ year

Location

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On-site
Washington D. C., Distrito de Columbia, EE. UU.

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 in https://supportkind.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=2055500&cust_sort1=100304&&jbsrc=1025 .

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.

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