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Social Worker

Houston, Texas, Houston, TX, US

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 Social Worker will be supporting the Home Study (HS) and Post Release Services (PRS) department. This position is remote, located in Houston, TX and requires up to 50% local state travel.

This position offers a $3,000.00 Hiring Bonus. Starting pay is $70,000.00 and may be subject to change on experience, education, and cost of living.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate clinical case management services to UC with significant needs.
  • Carry a caseload of 8 to 10 EPRS cases.
  • Conduct brief clinical interventions to help families address crises and manage conflict, as needed.
  • Complete individualized needs assessments with unaccompanied children (UC) and sponsors, and develop case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances.
  • 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 home visits.
  • Build a network of local pro bono legal resources and service providers to facilitate access for unaccompanied children (UC) and sponsors, and track individual progress.
  • 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 are not to be an exhaustive statement and other job-related duties may be assigned as required by the supervisor(s).   

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Job Profile

Regions

North America

Countries

United States

Skills

Advocacy Assessment Behavioral Health Counseling Case Management Child Welfare Clinical Case Management Clinical Interventions Crisis Intervention Interpersonal Communication Leadership Record keeping Referrals Social Work Training

Tasks
  • Build network of resources
  • Complete needs assessments
  • Conduct brief clinical interventions
  • Coordinate with stakeholders
  • Develop case plans
  • Maintain record-keeping standards
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Outreach
  • Participate in regular training
  • Provide clinical case management services
  • Provide information and referrals
  • Referrals
  • Reporting
Experience

3 years

Education

Bachelor's degree Behavioral Science Master's degree Master’s degree in Social Work Psychology Sociology

Certifications

LGSW LMSW

Restrictions

Position is remote Position requires up to 50% local state travel

Timezones

America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9