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Family Support Caseworker - Remote, Remote, US

Family Support Caseworker (Virtual) Job Description


The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) supports people who have lost or left their homes. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives. In neighborhoods, in Washington, and around the world, we break down barriers and demand justice for refugees and immigrants as they successfully integrate into new communities. We provide essential social and legal services to rebuild productive lives, turning tragedy into prosperity.  We are a purpose driven organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and supporting their transition to a dignified life. To learn more about our work, please visit our website at www.refugees.org


OVERVIEW 


The Family Support Caseworker (Virtual) will support our Post Release Services (PRS) department. This position will report to the Regional Supervisor.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 


  • Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate post placement services and remote case management for unaccompanied children (UC).
  • Complete individualized needs assessments with unaccompanied children (UC) and sponsor, and develop case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances.
  • Carry a minimum caseload of 25, but not to exceed 40 cases.
  • Maintain a high standard of record-keeping according to USCRI and ORR policies and procedures.
  • 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 through phone/video calls, interviews, and virtual visits.
  • Coordinate and maintain communication with key stakeholders.
  • Participate in regular training and communication sessions with supervisor and headquarters staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job duties indicated is not to be an exhaustive statement and other job-related duties may be assigned as required by the supervisor(s).  


REQUIREMENTS 


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, a behavioral science, or social services field.
  • Candidate must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Candidate must have one year experience working with children and youth.
  • Candidate is preferred to have experience working with immigrant population, child placements, family preservation and/or social service provision is desired.
  • Must be skilled at writing professional, thorough reports.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment.
  • Position is remote and the candidate must have an appropriate workspace to complete documentation, client phone calls, and video conferencing.
  • Fluency in Spanish is required; proficiency in additional languages a plus.
  • Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to comply with mandatory state reporting requirement for child abuse and neglect.
  • Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people.
  • Candidate must pass a criminal background check that includes past history of conviction of child and sexual abuse.
  • Demonstrated support of USCRI’s values by exhibiting respect for others, maintenance of confidential information and an appreciation of a multicultural workplace. 


TRAINING REQUIREMENTS


  • Satisfactory completion of USCRI’s Orientation and Training.
  • Satisfactory completion of ORR required trainings prior to serving clients and on an annual basis.
  • Complete additional training as identified by supervisor or Human Resources. 


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.
  • Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements).


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


ADDITIONAL NOTES


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

References will be required at time of the final interview.

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


BENEFITS


Our comprehensive benefits package includes: health, dental, vision, and life insurance; disability coverage; a 401(k) plan with a generous USCRI contribution; and much more. All full-time employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible. USCRI covers 85% of all premiums for employees and their dependents for medical, dental, and vision insurance, which is significantly higher than the benchmarks.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

 

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Job Profile

Countries

United States

Skills

Advocacy Case Management Child Welfare Cultural Competency Record keeping Referrals Social Work

Tasks
  • Assess placement safety
  • Coordinate with stakeholders
  • Develop case plans
  • Maintain case records
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Provide information and referrals
  • Provide post placement services for unaccompanied children
Experience

1 year

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work Behavioral Science Social Services

Restrictions

Candidate must have an appropriate workspace for remote work