|Published||June 5, 2022|
|Location||Silver Spring, MD, United States of America|
|Job Type||Full Time|
Job Overview: The Caseworker provides trauma-informed services to refugees and other qualified immigrants to support a positive resettlement experience and the achievement of client self-sufficiency. The Asylee Caseworker works closely with clients, colleagues, and external parties to develop service and/or self-sufficiency plans to meet individual client needs and preferences utilizing a broad range of financial, medical, social, vocational, and other services and resources in accordance with client eligibility and program requirements.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Coordinate timely pre- and post-arrival services to ensure each client has living essentials such as housing, food, medical care, and access to transportation, and is oriented to their new environment.
Conduct intake services with clients to assess needs. Develop self-sufficiency plans and timelines in partnership with each client. Provide individualized support through direct services, referrals, and advocacy.
Assess and monitor client progress to support their attainment of established goals, address challenges, and to ensure that available resources are utilized.
Detail each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Input client information in database(s) and assist with tracking and reporting as needed.
Collaborate effectively with coworkers and partner organizations. Build and maintain relationships with area service providers for the benefit of clients.
Use personal, insured vehicle and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area.
May train and lead the activities of volunteers and interns.
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study preferred.
Relevant professional experience in human services field required; minimum of 2 years’ experience strongly preferred.
Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred.
Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:
Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
Fluent in English, both spoken and written; proficiency in language(s) spoken by IRC’s clients is desired; including Ukrainian, Spanish, Amharic, and/or Tigrinya.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research and problem-solving purposes.
Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.
A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
Interested candidates can send their CV