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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 Bilingual (English-Spanish) Social Worker, Post-Release and Home Study Services for 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
Note: Certain position requires great flexibility and willingness to travel. A valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation may be required.
Available Position: Bilingual (English-Spanish) Social Worker, Home Study Services
Reports to: Boston Site Director
Overview: 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).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assess potential placements for UAC, including background interviews and home study
- Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate post placement services and comprehensive case management for UAC
- Conduct calls, interviews, and home visits with UAC;
- Develop individual case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances;
- Maintain 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;
- Build a network of local pro bono legal resources/services and care providers to establish services for UAC, facilitating access/removing barriers to those services, and track individual progress via an online database;
- Submit written reports as required;
- Coordinate/maintain communication with key stakeholders; and
- Participate in regular training and communication sessions with both on-site and case work supervisor and contract’s affiliate programming staff headquartered in Washington, D.C.
- Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor.
- MSW or BSW degree (license preferred);
- A minimum of two years’ experience in case management, preferably working with, serving, and advocating on behalf of immigrant and refugee children;
- Experience in child welfare, child placements, and family preservation;
- Prior experience with social service provision;
- 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.
- Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;
- Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands;
- Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.
Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary history to Human Resources (HR@iine.org) with your name and position in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted; references will be required at time of interview. Out of state applicants encouraged to apply; IINE will cover interview travel expenses for top candidates. Please note, this position is dependent upon funding obtained through year-to-year grants and contracts. Loss of funding may impact the continuation of the position in any given year.
No telephone calls please.
Position will remain open until filled.
The International Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Immigrants, women, people with disabilities, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.