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The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position of Social Worker to be based in Phoenix. The Social Worker will supervise volunteers appointed as independent Child Advocate for unaccompanied and separated immigrant children and will also serve as direct Child Advocate for particularly complex cases. In addition, the Social Worker will provide internal case consultation and case support on matters involving child welfare, child development, and trauma for colleagues in the Phoenix office.


About the Young Center:

The Young Center is dedicated to promoting the best interests—safety and well-being—of unaccompanied and separated immigrant children in the United States. The immediate focus of the Young Center’s work is to serve as Child Advocate (guardian ad litem for children in immigration proceedings) for unaccompanied and separated children pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. Our role is to identify and advocate for the best interests of children in federal custody, applying federal and state law and long-recognized principles of the best interests of the child. The Young Center also advocates with legislators, federal agencies and other stakeholders to promote consideration of best interests of the child in all decisions concerning immigrant children and to create a dedicated juvenile immigrant justice system that treats children as children. Young Center is headquartered in Chicago and has programs in Houston, San Antonio, Harlingen, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Social Worker’s primary responsibilities will be:

  • Supervise volunteers appointed as Child Advocate for unaccompanied and separated children in federal custody in Phoenix
  • Serve as Child Advocate for particularly complex cases
  • Visit children as needed, speak with parents, family members and stakeholders, draft case summaries
  • Collaborate with attorneys on legal analyses and legal advocacy to identify and advocate for the best interests of unaccompanied and separated children
  • Provide internal case consultations and case support on matters involving child welfare, child development and trauma for the Young Center’s Phoenix office
  • Assist in recruiting and trainings for prospective volunteer Child Advocates in Phoenix
  • Assist with monthly reporting, attend stakeholder meetings, participate in working groups, and take on other program responsibilities as needed
  • Guide the local office in implementing self-care strategies
  • Other duties as assigned


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Critical thinking and organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong writing skills
  • Aptitude and thoughtfulness in how to work with children
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in Spanish (oral and written)
  • Valid license and access to car


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AZ licensure or the ability to become licensed strongly encouraged
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Enthusiasm for working with volunteers and children
  • Passion, tenacity and optimism for the issues affecting immigrant children and their families
  • Experience in self-care strategies

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physical demands include regular attendance, keyboarding, sitting for long periods (at least 5 hours a day), driving. Ability to use computer, telephone, and copy machine. Ability to travel by plane, car and other conveyances within U.S. Occasional lifting for event setup/preparation.

APPLICATION DETAILS:

The Young Center is an "at-will" and equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in and affirmatively factors diversity into its hiring practices. Young Center encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, marital or parental status, pregnancy, citizenship, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veterans’ status. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process; no application will be penalized for requesting an accommodation. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

Job offer is conditioned on clearance of fingerprint criminal background check, child abuse and neglect check (CANS) and tuberculosis test.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position of Social Worker to be based in Phoenix. The Social Worker will supervise volunteers appointed as independent Child Advocate for unaccompanied and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

At least $61,900Salary is commensurate with experience. For this role, salaries will start at $61,900.

Benefits

The position includes excellent health insurance coverage for employee and dependents at no cost to the employee, a 401k plan with employer match, and paid vacation and sick time, among other benefits.

The position includes excellent health insurance coverage for employee and dependents at no cost to the employee, a 401k plan with employer match, and paid vacation and sick time…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Phoenix, AZ
Associated Location
Phoenix, AZ, USA

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