The International Institute of New England, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit, New England-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking a Post-Release & Home Study Services Case Manager at its Boston office.
A dynamic, forward-looking, smart and rapidly growing non-profit organization, we seek well-qualified, solutions-focused candidates who are experts in their respective fields. Candidates need to approach issues creatively and thoughtfully. In addition, all candidates should possess the following set of qualifications:
- Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Detail-oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines
- Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently
Reports to: Community Services Program Manager
Note: Position starts in October 2018.
The Social Worker will work on an IINE-affiliated national Immigrant Children’s Case Management Program to provide Home Study (HS) Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).
- Master’s degree (MSW) is preferred; Bachelor’s degree (BSW or BA in education, counseling, psychology, or sociology) with a minimum of two years’ experience in case management may be substituted for an MSW.
- Two years of experience in child welfare, child placements, home assessments, family preservation and social service provision is preferred;
- 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 frequent local and long distance travel with limited notice;
- Fluency in Spanish is required; proficiency in additional languages a plus; and
- Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate post placement services and comprehensive case management for UC;
- Develop individual case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances;
- Maintain accurate and complete case files by updating database systems, submitting reports, and managing physical case files;
- 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 and conduct calls, interviews, and home visits;
- Build a network of local pro bono legal resources and services and care providers to establish services for UC, facilitate access and removing barriers to those services, and track individual progress via an online database;
- Coordinate and maintain communication with key stakeholders;
- Participate in regular training and communication sessions with on-site supervisor and off-site case work supervisor; and
- Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor.
Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org) with their name and position in the subject line. In the cover letter, please be sure to include the following:
- Salary expectations
- Any work or volunteer work done with refugees or immigrants
- Languages spoken
Qualified applicants will be contacted.
No telephone calls please.