The Aspire Case Manager will provide culturally and linguistically appropriate, comprehensive case management services to minor foreign national survivors of trafficking. The position will report to the Aspire Supervisory Program Officer. MUST SPEAK SPANISH. Multiple locations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate case management services to foreign national minor survivors of trafficking;
- Carry a caseload of 25 to 40 Aspire cases at a time;
- Complete individualized needs assessments with qualified participants, and develop case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances;
- Conduct specialized child trafficking outreach and submit requests on behalf of eligible children through the HHS Child Eligibility process;
- Maintain a high standard of record-keeping according to USCRI policies and procedures;
- Provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that each participant receives the services they require, including connection to public benefits with HHS Eligibility Letters;
- Build a network of local pro bono resources and service providers;
- Coordinate and maintain communication with key stakeholders;
- Participate in regular training and communication sessions with supervisor and headquarters staff; and
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Masters of Social Work with at least three years’ progressive experience, graduate level licensure
(LMSW/LGSW) is preferred;
- Experience in child welfare, child placements, family preservation, and social service provision for Unaccompanied Children and/or survivors of trafficking is desired;
- Knowledge of trauma-responsive service provision and crisis intervention skills;
- Must be skilled at writing professional, thorough assessment reports
- Must possess an extensive knowledge of immigrant community local resources;
- Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment;
- Must have a valid driver's license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation;
- Position requires up to 25 percent long distance travel with limited notice;
- Fluency in Spanish is required; proficiency in additional languages a plus;
- Dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people;
- Candidate must pass a criminal background check;
- Possess or be able to obtain CPR and basic first aid certification; and
- Demonstrated support of USCRI’s values by exhibiting respect for others, maintenance of confidential information and an appreciation of a multicultural workplace.
- Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;
- Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands;
- Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying; and
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer.