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Social Worker

About US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

USCRI has field offices across the U.S. and abroad. Expanding geographically allows us to reach more vulnerable populations and better address the complex challenges faced by displaced communities. Ultimately, USCRI’s expansion is driven by a commitment to our mission and vision – to provide comprehensive support and advocacy for refugees and immigrants worldwide, enabling them to rebuild their lives with dignity and thrive in their new communities.

Duties

  • 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).   

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science; with at least three years’ progressive experience, graduate level licensure (LMSW/LGSW) is preferred; or a Bachelor's degree with at least five years of clinical experience.
  • Candidate must have at least 1 year of direct clinical experience.
  • Experience in child welfare, child placements, family preservation, behavioral health counseling, and social service provision is preferred.
  • Knowledge of trauma-responsive service provision and crisis intervention skills.
  • Must be skilled at writing professional, thorough assessment reports.
  • Must possess an extensive knowledge of immigrant community local resources.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation.
  • Position requires up to 50 percent long distance travel with limited notice.
  • 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 requirements 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.
  • Possess or be able to obtain CPR and basic first aid certification.
  • 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).

Application instructions

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

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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