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Bilingual Crisis Case Manager (HSPRS)

About International Rescue Committee

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to forcibly displaced people due to war or disaster. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 29 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC helps refugees resettle and become self-sufficient. The IRC-Wichita office has been providing services to newly arrived refugees since 2011. The IRC-Wichita office serves refugees and immigrants by providing resettlement and placement, family strengthening services through trauma informed care, economic empowerment, youth and adult education and immigration services provided by a Department of Justice accredited legal representative. The IRC helps those in need to rebuild their lives and regain control of their future in their new home.

Duties

• Initial in-home assessment with child & sponsors followed by weekly in-person contacts for the first 45-60 calendar days, depending on the presenting need(s) of the released child and sponsor family. As needs stabilize, services can be conducted remotely with monthly in-person visits throughout the remainder of the case. • Develop individualized service plan that guides the provision of high quality, trauma-informed case management services. • Conduct a comprehensive assessment to provide a recommendation for the purpose of reunifying children with their potential sponsors, including conducting interviews with shelter case managers, clinicians, the minor, sponsor, & all household members. This includes completing an in-person home visit and documenting findings in a comprehensive report within 10 days of referral. • Continually assess ongoing changes in behavior & general conditions that could impact the safety, wellbeing, and success of children • Provide crisis intervention support when necessary, including involving Child Protective Services, law enforcement & other local stakeholders. • Serve in the lead role on a case if there are current suicidal attempts, safety concerns, or current trafficking concerns or play a supportive role to the Level 2 Case Manager when the minor is not in a crisis. • Provide referral & connection to: Legal services; Education & English language classes; Medical care and behavioral healthcare; Placement stability and safety serv

Qualifications

• Master’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which direct clinical experience is a program requirement; or a bachelor’s degree with at least five years of relevant experience. • Written and verbal fluency in Spanish & English • Minimum of two years’ experience providing case management, including conducting intakes and assessments, developing service plans, and documenting services through case documentation. Minimum one year of professional experience working with children, family reunification/ preservation, kinship care, foster care, child welfare, conducting home studies, or related child protection work • Proven ability to manage complex client situations centering client safety & child protection principles. • Experience working with immigrant populations. Experience working with unaccompanied minors in the post release services field is strongly preferred. • Knowledge of local community social services & navigating the social service system. • Demonstrated success working effectively in a multi-cultural environment. • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the ability to prioritize duties & manage time effectively. • Ability to travel up to 70% of the time up to 200 miles. Often nights & weekends. May need to do a rotation of being "on call" at a regular interval. • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook), Microsoft Teams, Zoom, & other platforms

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