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

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

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. Attracting and retaining the best talent is vital to our continued growth and we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision available the first day of employment, professional development, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off including 20 days of vacation, 12 days of sick leave, 12 paid holidays PLUS the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 weeks of paid parental leave and up to 12 weeks of fully paid FMLA leave, company 403(b) contribution of 3%, an additional 4% match, Family Building benefits for reproductive procedures, adoption/foster care assistance, and an annual wellness benefit that can be customized to support your personal needs including funding enrichment classes, gym memberships, and healthy eating plans (to name a few) 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.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Associate Director (AD) for Clinical Oversight, is responsible for the programmatic and operational management of therapeutic support services for children served by family reunification programs. The AD will ensure quality service provision and coordination of services to UC. The AD closely collaborates with other Associate Directors and the Deputy Director for Family Reunification (FR) to ensure the implementation of high-quality intensive intervention services within the family reunification team.


  • Provide strategic leadership and implementation for the intervention services team to support implementing staff to ensure alignment for services with federal and LIRS standards.
  • Provides leadership through a clinical framework to ensure intervention services staff are aligned with client needs and service requirements.
  • Provides service direction and consultation for difficult cases with case management staff and provides direction to ensure compliance with program requirements.
  • Remains knowledgeable of complex mental health/trauma, medical, safety, and juvenile justice issues that impact children who are referred for post release services with a special focus on family preservation service innovations.
  • Significantly contribute to and manage numerous funding reports and proposal submissions; review and edit quarterly, annual and monitoring reports for intensive intervention services.
  • Develop consistent, effective, and efficient practices regarding program service delivery in collaboration with Deputy Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree in social work or professional counseling required , plus at least four years of postgraduate direct clinical service experience
  • LCSW, LCPC, or equivalent independent clinical licensure required
  • Certification in CBT required, Trauma focused CBT preferred
  • Licensed to provide clinical supervision in your state
  • Experience in program development, administration and budget oversight
  • Experience working with diverse client populations, particularly immigrants and refugees
  • Five (5) years progressively responsible managerial experience including experience managing staff, volunteers, and/or interns; at least three years of experience providing administrative supervision and clinical supervision to case managers
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to LIRS's core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners; commitment to empowering refugees and migrants

Special Position Requirements:

  • Must be willing and able to clear a criminal background check for the past 7 years.
  • Must be willing and able to request and clear Child Abuse and Neglect background check in all states lived within previous 5 years, updated yearly.
  • Must obtain a negative TB Test yearly.
  • Must be willing and able to obtain FBI fingerprint check every 5 years.
  • Spanish language fluency preferred.
  • Must have valid driver's license and MVA check free of major infractions for the last 7 years.

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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