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 $5,000 signing bonus.

The Unaccompanied Children (UC) Foster Care Lead Clinician will be responsible for supporting and ensuring the comprehensive service delivery of foster care and clinical services. The Lead Clinician will offer consultation and trauma-informed expertise to program staff and stakeholders to promote stable foster placements and provide clinical feedback. Additionally, the Lead Clinician will conduct training during the onboarding process for new staff and continually, as needed. This role includes direct supervision of caseworkers, case aides, and support staff.

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.


  • Support and supervise clinicians with service delivery, documentation, and client-related issues;
  • Provide direct therapeutic services to clients and community as needed including group work and family therapy;
  • Facilitate comprehensive clinical related training to new program staff and interns;
  • Ensure ORR and the program's internal documentation practices and reporting requirements are met in following with contract and licensing standards;
  • Participate in staff meetings with stakeholders and offer clinical feedback regarding client treatment needs;
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with funding sources, licensing sources, families, and collaterals;
  • Attend, facilitate, and assist with providing on-going education and support services to foster parents;
  • Participate in data collection and review to evaluate individual and program success set goals for improvement based on overall strategies and objectives;
  • Provide crisis intervention and guidance to staff regarding clinical components of crisis intervention and long-term treatment strategies;


  • Master's degree in Social Work with clinical experience AND;
  • Licensure to provide clinical services in Maryland AND;
  • Board-approved supervisor in the state of Maryland (LCSW-C);
  • Supervisory experience in direct service delivery with the ability to effectively delegate tasks and responsibilities;
  • Prior experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations, preferred;
  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish preferred;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including interpersonal communication, group leadership skills, public speaking, and clinical and persuasive writing skills;
  • Ability to work under stress or in a fast-paced environment, including crisis situations;
  • Strong organizational skills with knowledge of financial, human resource and marketing requirements;
  • Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions;
  • Valid Driver's License, proof of automobile insurance and positive driving record to transport minors in own vehicle if needed required;
  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency
  • Commitment to LIRS's core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners; commitment to refugees and immigrants.

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.

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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