Home Study and Post Release Services Caseworker (HS/PRS Caseworker)
Church World Service
About the organization
Founded in 1946, Church World Service (CWS) is a non-profit and faith-based global humanitarian organization that provides sustainable self-help, development, disaster relief, and refugee and immigrant assistance around the world and in the United States (U.S.). CWS has assisted over 865,000 refugees and immigrants from across all faiths and backgrounds to start new lives in the U.S. and to integrate into their communities. Join us in this life changing work.
The HS/PRS Caseworker will provide collaborative home study services to Unaccompanied Immigrant Children’s sponsors to support the safe and timely release of Unaccompanied Children (UC) from Federal care. In addition, the caseworker will provide therapeutic, strengths-based and culturally and linguistically appropriate case management services to children post release from Federal care in the community where their sponsor resides. Caseworkers will conduct outreach and education to community service providers to supplement existing services that do not adequately address unique needs of immigrant children.
* Conduct in-person home visits to interview and provide psychoeducation to Sponsors.
* Complete reports within 10 days of receiving Home Study referral with assessment information and findings.
* Conduct in-person home visits with children and sponsors post-release from federal care.
* Conduct child centered needs assessments.
* Develop individualized strength-based goal oriented service plans.
* Coordinate referrals in relevant service need areas such as legal, education, medical, mental health; Support immigrant children and sponsor with enrollment and access of services in community.
* Provide psychoeducation to children and Sponsor on relevant topics.
* Support children and sponsor to cope with family reunification stressors.
* Monitor the safety and well-being of children including but not limited to indications of trafficking and abuse and neglect.
Required - Minimum education of a bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) or an equivalent degree in education, psychology, sociology, or other behavioral science.
Experience: At least 1 year of experience working with children and youth, family reunification/preservation, and or foster care/child welfare and previous work experience and interest working with foreign born populations is required. Ability to provide trauma-informed psychosocial education and case management is required.
Fluency in English and Spanish
Valid driver's license and insurance.
Must be able to travel frequently and independently throughout relevant region.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as assigned.
Must be able to pass an FBI background check and a Child Abuse/Neglect chec
Equal Opportunity Employment
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