Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Programs
  • CA, 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 Years 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 PRS Intervention Supervisor, the PRS Intervention Case Manager will provide therapeutically focused intensive case management and supportive services to unaccompanied immigrant children released from federal custody.

DUTIES

  • Conduct weekly in person therapeutic support for clients, focused on crisis intervention, safety planning and family preservation.
  • Provide therapeutically centered ongoing intensive case management for especially vulnerable children with special circumstances (i.e., medically or psychologically vulnerable children, family conflict or crisis, education-related issues)
  • Maintain regular and timely communication with supervisor around any issues concerning the child's safety, stability, or well-being in the placement.
  • Submit detailed and thorough documentation in compliance with LIRS policies and procedures.
  • Utilize clinically focused interventions as a framework for intensive case management support and social work best practices for ongoing services.
  • Participate in ongoing supervision
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology or other relevant behavioral science in which direct clinical experience is a program requirement; or a bachelor's degree with at least five years of experience in a clinical setting.
  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Submit detailed and thorough documentation in compliance with LIRS policies and procedures.
  • Utilize social work best practices for thorough assessments of child's progress with a focus on therapeutic support and family preservation.
  • Maintain regular and timely communication with supervisor around any issues concerning the child's safety, stability, or well-being in the placement.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • CBT certification, trauma focused CBT preferred
  • 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
  • Must be willing and able to request and clear Child Abuse and Neglect background check in all states lived within previous 5 years, updated as required.
  • Must obtain a negative TB Test yearly.
  • Must be willing and able to obtain FBI fingerprint check every 5 years.
  • Spanish language fluency required
  • Must have valid driver's license and MVA check free of major infractions for the last 7 years.
  • Ability to travel up to 70%

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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