Caseworker for Asylum Seekers

International Rescue Committee

About the organization

Responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises in a great variety of roles, the International Rescue Committee’s staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.

Duties

Provide high-quality case management for Asylum Seeking Families (ASF) who remain in San Diego, conducting intake and developing/following individual service plans to meet the needs of each family;
Support clients through service referrals based on each client's distinct needs, and ensure clients understand the time and location of required appointments and court dates;
Ensure that clients are provided the basic tools necessary to meet their established short-term goals & objectives;
Provide individualized and group orientations on rights and responsibilities and other relevant topics;
Assessing and monitoring client progress at regular intervals to ensure progress on goals is made, designated resources are maximized; modifying initial service plans with clients, and other case file documents as required;
Ensure timely compliance with both case file management and reporting requirements. This entails regular and timely maintenance of both hard-copy and electronic files per best practice standards;
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree, ideally in Social Work or similar field of study;
Minimum of 3+ years relevant work experience in human services field (in addition to the above), ideally previous case management experience;
Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment;
Proven ability to contribute both independently and as a key team member;
Follow strict guidelines of client confidentiality;
Self- starter with excellent problem solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties and manage time effectively;
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook);
Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish is required, or another common language of asylum seekers;
Valid driver's license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area.

Working Environment:

Standard, professional office environment;
This position will work both from the IRC office in City Heights and a partner location in Normal Heights;
Regular travel to off-site locations is required;
The initial work schedule is Tuesday 8:30am – 5pm, Wednesday 8:30am – 5:00pm, Thursday 8:30am – 12:30pm;
Access to a reliable vehicle to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area.

Application instructions

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