Caseworker At IRC

IRC

Caseworker

Job type: Full-time
Job category: Social Services/Humanitarian Aid
Hiring Organization: IRC
Education level: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study preferred
Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ relevant professional experience strongly preferred
Deadline: May 22, 2024
Location: USA (Nationwide)

Job Overview:

The Caseworker provides trauma-informed services to refugees and other qualified immigrants to support a positive resettlement experience and the achievement of client self-sufficiency. The Caseworker works closely with clients, colleagues, and external parties to develop service and/or self-sufficiency plans to meet individual client needs and preferences utilizing a broad range of financial, medical, social, vocational, and other services and resources in accordance with client eligibility and program requirements.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate timely pre- and post-arrival services to ensure each client has living essentials such as housing, food, medical care, and access to transportation, and is oriented to their new environment.
  • Conduct intake services with clients to assess needs. Develop self-sufficiency plans and timelines in partnership with each client. Provide individualized support through direct services, referrals, and advocacy.
  • Assess and monitor client progress to support their attainment of established goals, address challenges, and to ensure that available resources are utilized.
  • Detail each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Input client information in database(s) and assist with tracking and reporting as needed.
  • Collaborate effectively with coworkers and partner organizations. Build and maintain relationships with area service providers for the benefit of clients.
  • Use personal, insured vehicle and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area.
  • May train and lead the activities of volunteers and interns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Education: A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field is preferred.
  • Work Experience:
    • Relevant professional experience in human services is required; a minimum of 2 years experience is strongly preferred.
    • Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:
    • Strong relationship-building, diplomacy, and networking skills; effectively building internal and external relationships.
    • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
    • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
    • Fluent in English, both spoken and written; proficiency in language(s) spoken by IRC’s clients is desired; including Swahili, Spanish, and/or Arabic.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes.
    • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
  • May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

To apply for this job please visit careers.rescue.org.

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