Caseworker, Asylum Seeking Families (ASF) / SAFE

International Rescue Committee

About the organization

The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help 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 has a presence in over 40 countries and 29 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Duties

Job Overview: The primary role of the Caseworker for the ASF and SAFE Programs is to provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate, client-centered case management services for program participants, including completing eligibility screening and enrollment paperwork, developing service plans, and providing education about community services, resources, and legal services. This position is also responsible for administrative tasks including case notes, case file management, and data collection.

The caseworker’s time will be split between the ASF and SAFE programs. Approximately 60% ASF; 40% SAFE.

Major Responsibilities: Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

· Complete eligibility screenings and enrollment paperwork for eligible program participants;

· Conduct regular home visits throughout the service period;

· Complete social and legal assessments for all enrolled clients and provide appropriate legal referrals;

· Develop a service and safety plan for each program participant;

· Provide comprehensive case management services, including assistance with accessing community resources through local partners and community services;

· Assist with writing Letters of Support and Sponsor Letters in support of detainees eligible under the SAFE Program;

· Coordinate repatriation efforts when necessary;

· Provide interpretation for clients at interviews, as needed;

Qualifications

· Undergraduate degree strongly preferred; Social Work degree preferred; comparable work experience may be substituted. Related professional work or internship experience in refugee/asylee/asylum-seeker social services, humanitarian relief, public service, or other not-for profit environment.

· A minimum of two years of professional work experience.

· Detail-oriented with the proven ability to meet deadlines, communicate effectively across departments, and demonstrate a positive attitude.

· Can work well in stressful situations, reliable, and professional.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and with using online client management portals.

· Knowledge of the asylum-seeking process or immigration regulations.

· Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English; bilingual Spanish required.

· Self- starter with excellent problem solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively; contributing both independently and as a key team member.

· Valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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