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 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 Regional Supervisor, the PRS Case Manager will provide supportive referrals and virtual case management services to unaccompanied immigrant children released from federal custody.

DUTIES

  • Conduct virtual contacts with the dual purpose of accessing safety and appropriateness of the child's placement with their caregiver (sponsor) and providing information to connect to supportive services in their community to address identified needs and risks.
  • Virtual case management will focus on screening for needs and providing community-based referrals to ensure the child is enrolled in school, has information on their legal case and stability in the placement in addition to targeted referrals based on needs.
  • Utilize social work best practice for thorough assessment of child's needs and services required.
  • Maintain regular and timely communication with supervisor around any case issues including but not limited to child safety/wellbeing, education access or legal services.
  • Participate in ongoing supervision.
  • Submit detailed documentation in compliance with LIRS policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or equivalent required, bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology or behavioral science preferred
  • At least one year of experience working with children and youth.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • 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, with renewal as requested.
  • Must obtain a negative TB Test yearly.
  • Must be willing and able to obtain FBI fingerprint check every 5 years.
  • Spanish language fluency required

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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