Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Programs
  • San Jose, 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 7% 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 HS/PRS Case Manager will provide case management and supportive services to unaccompanied immigrant children released from federal custody.

DUTIES

  • Conduct home visits and phone contacts with the dual purpose of assessing safety and appropriateness of child's placement with their caregiver (sponsor) and connecting child to services in the community to address risk factors.
  • Ongoing case management with a focus on screening and making appropriate referrals to address child's needs in the following domains: Placement issues, safety issues, education, health, mental health, legal/immigration proceedings, substance abuse, independent living, criminal/juvenile justice, child enrichment activities.
  • Provide crisis intervention services directly, as needed, or connect family to services to ensure minor's safety and well-being in a crisis situation.
  • Submit detailed and thorough documentation in compliance with LIRS policies and procedures.
  • Utilize social work best practices for thorough assessments of child's progress and services provided.
  • Maintain regular and timely communication with supervisor around any issues concerning the child's safety, stability, or well-being in the placement.
  • Participate in ongoing supervision
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, or other relevant degree or equivalent experience
  • At least 1 year of experience with child welfare programs
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to connect families to community services
  • Excellent clinical and crisis intervention skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Critical assessment and analysis skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to travel up to 70%
  • Fluency in Spanish required
  • Knowledge of and experience working with refugee or immigrant children preferred
  • Cross-cultural or international experience preferred

Special Position Requirements

  • Valid driver's license required
  • Must be able to pass an FBI background check as well as a CA/N check for every state in which they have resided in the last five 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.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package in an innovative and rewarding work environment. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage effective on your first day of employment, 403(b) with company contribution and match, 20 days of vacation per year, tuition reimbursement, professional development and much more. Salaries are based on the latest market data and reflect the education, skills and requirements for the role. Differentials may exist based on the region and language abilities.

The salary range for this role is $56,600.00 - $70,800.00.


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