Senior Social Services Coordinator (Seattle)

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

About the organization

About KIND:
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. Since 2008, KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 670 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.
KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care and other comprehensive services.


• Support the development of programmatic framework for Social Services including metrics, logic models, and narratives, for grant applications and reports.
• Support fundraising and development efforts, as well as grant reporting for the Social Services team.
• Provide consultation on high risk and vulnerable cases across KIND offices.
• Create, update, and implement ethical policies, procedures, and guidelines to be implemented across all field offices and compiled in an updated Social Services Handbook.
• Create, update, and implement guidelines for the Social Services team in an interdisciplinary model pertaining to attorney-client and work-product privilege, federal and state confidentiality, and mandatory reporting laws.
• Create and implement guidelines on working with unaccompanied children working with pro bono volunteer attorneys with a focus on trauma informed care.
• Create guidelines and lead Social Services team on self-care, wellness, prevention of vicarious trauma and burnout, as well as appropriate professionalism in client relations.
• Maintain working partnership with local graduate program and provide supervision to graduate level interns from social work/mental health programs.
• Monitor and evaluate case activities, including client referrals, intakes, case strategy, and case closure through case rounds and regular check-ins of social service interns.


Advanced fluency in English and Spanish, spoken and written, required.
• Master’s degree in social work or related field or 6 years of work experience, combined with Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field, in lieu of advanced degree.
• Depending on location- at least 2 years of experience working with Tender Age children, foster care, at risk youth.
• 3-5 years of experience in social services or non-profit organizations; community organizing, or grassroots and partnership development experience preferred.
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Suite including Outlook, Excel (including formula function), and Teams; competence with technology-related items including audio-video set-up and execution.
• Demonstrated commitment to improving and/or understanding issues impacting immigrants in the U.S.; preferred experience working with trauma survivors.
• Experience working with immigrant and refugee children and youth, LGBTQA communities.
• Ability to work independently, anticipate needs, and take initiative in a high volume, fast-paced environment.
• Experience supervising interns and volunteers; highly skilled at conducting outreach and managing external partnerships.
• Experience in data entry and/or data management; experience in case and document database navigation such as ShareFile and Legal Server, including running and interpreting reports.
• Ability to handle tech related responsibilities including management of digital calendars and video conferencing.

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