Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Programs
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefit Package Offered


If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

This position is eligible for a $3,000 signing bonus.

As an Unaccompanied Children (UC) Foster Care Case Manager for Therapeutic Foster Care, you will be responsible for providing casework and supportive services to children in foster care, which includes facilitating any family members identified or referred for potential sponsorship and assisting with sponsorship applications as needed.

In addition to your programmatic responsibilities, you will also be required to maintain communication with stakeholders in an effective and timely manner to ensure case continuity. This position is expected to function effectively with moderate supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with the agency, state, and federal regulatory requirements.

Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to refugees. LIRS has transformed lives with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to the United States from sea to shining sea.

We help people seeking safety from persecution in their home countries and reunite families torn apart by conflict. We resettle refugees. We protect vulnerable children who arrive alone in the United States. We advocate for compassion and justice for all migrants.

Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.

Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of staff and affiliates. As we continue to grow, we search for the best candidates and offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision available the first day of employment professional development, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, company 403(b) contributions, and match, all in an inclusive and progressive environment!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is a champion for all uprooted people. Please join us as we make a difference in the lives of newcomers.

DUTIES

  • Ensure that all assigned youth on your caseload and under your supervision receive mandatory services while in care to include but not limited to mental health, medical, recreational, educational, and other supportive services in accordance with the time and documentation expectations of the program.
  • Develop and complete assessments, service and treatment plans, progress notes, incident reports, and any other necessary documentation in a timely manner.
  • Create a trusting and safe relationship with the client and encourage the personal growth of the client.
  • Maintain accurate and current information on foster children in care, while ensuring contractor and the program's internal documentation practices and reporting requirements are met.
  • Actively participate in weekly staff meetings with the clinical team and stakeholders.
  • Attend, facilitate, and assist with providing ongoing education and support services to foster parents.
  • Attend weekly meetings with supervisor to consult on cases, review case plans and direction, and evaluate client participation and progress.
  • Schedule meetings with foster parents and foster children on at least a monthly basis and address any concerns in service delivery.
  • Translate both written and verbal communication for program clientele and staff, if bi-lingual.
  • Maintain effective communication with community agencies or individuals involved in service provision.
  • Attend internal and external training and apply newly gained knowledge in providing services.
  • Attend and prepare for required court hearings (if applicable).
  • Transport clients on an as-needed basis.
  • Explore potential community resources and refer Case Managers and families for support, as needed.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to federal, state, program, and agency regulations.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and work independently within the field.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in social work; licensure in the state of Maryland (LBSW) OR;
  • Master's degree in social work; licensure in the state of Maryland (LMSW or LCSW or LCSW-C)
  • Experience in child welfare/case management strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations preferred.
  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish highly preferred; additional compensation for bilingual

Special Position Requirements

  • Valid driver's license required
  • Must be able to pass a TB test, an FBI background check, as well as a CA/N check for every state in which they have resided in the last five years.
  • If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19. Exceptions will be made when required by law.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Mature and stable judgment as well as sensitivity to various cultures and the unique history of refugees.
  • Must maintain a broad knowledge of basic principles, concepts, and methodology of social work as acquired through a bachelor's level degree or professional experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under stress or in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise a high level of confidentiality.
  • Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions.
  • Regularly required to talk and/or hear individuals who do not speak English as their primary language.

Additional Work Requirements

  • Participate in a system of 24-hour availability to clients, foster and adoptive parents, as required.
  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries.
  • Unrestricted valid driver's license with good driving record. Reliable personal transportation suitable for safely transporting persons served; proof of current automobile insurance.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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