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Bilingual Senior Caseworker, HSPRS

About International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC is at work today in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities. The IRC’s Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration (RAI) department creates opportunities for refugees and other vulnerable migrants to gain stability and control of their future. RAI serves more than 100,000 individuals each year, through a diverse portfolio of programs aimed at five core outcomes: Health, Safety, Economic Wellbeing, Education and Power.

Duties

• Conduct an initial in-home assessment with child & sponsors followed by regular weekly or monthly contact depending on safety and need for six months or until their 18th birthday or the child obtains legal relief; requirement that there at a minimum be in person contact at 14, 90- and 180-days. • Develop individualized service plan that guides the provision of high quality, trauma-informed case management services. • Complete home visits to meet with children & their sponsors post-release, to assess the safety of the child, flag any safety & protection concerns, & assess needs across multiple life domains. • 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. • Conduct a mental health assessment of the child and/or sponsors, using validated instruments. • Continually assess ongoing changes in behavior & general conditions that could impact the safety, wellbeing, & success of children • Partner with crisis support staff to develop safety plans & ensure appropriate crisis intervention support when necessary, including involving Child Protective Services, law enforcement & various local stakeholders that can include placement disruption

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science • Written & verbal fluency in Spanish and English • Minimum of two years of related professional experience working with children, family reunification/ preservation, kinship care, foster care, child welfare, and/or conducting home studies required, or one year of related experience with a master’s degree • Experience working with immigrant populations; experience working with unaccompanied minors preferred • Knowledge of local community social services & navigating the social service system • Demonstrated success working & communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment • Proven ability to contribute both independently & as a key team member • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the ability to prioritize duties & manage time effectively • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook), Microsoft Teams, Zoom, & other platforms • Excellent verbal & written communication skills • 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. • Possess a valid driver’s license & access to a personal, insured vehicle that is reliable & in good working order. • ORR approval of candidate is required along with clearance from Child & Abuse Neglect background checks and FBI fingerprints. These checks will be initiated

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The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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