Youth Caseworker At IRC

IRC

Youth Caseworker

Job type: Full-time
Job category: Social Services/Humanitarian Aid
Hiring Organization: IRC
Education level: Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social work, psychology, or related human services field preferred
Experience: Experience working with at-risk youth preferred; experience in case management and working with refugee and/or immigrant populations highly desirable
Deadline: May 27, 2024
Location: USA (DMV area)

Job Overview:

The Youth Caseworker is responsible for managing a caseload of newly arrived school-aged humanitarian immigrant youth ages 0-21 for the initial resettlement period of one year and serving as a liaison between IRC, relevant schools, partners, agencies, and families. The Youth Caseworker reports to the Youth Program Supervisor and works closely with the resettlement, economic empowerment, and health teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist newly arrived families with school enrollment, including immunizations, educational certificates, proof of residence, and other records. Coordinate introductory meetings with teachers, parents, and students.
  • Assess educational background of each student to determine barriers to school attendance and success (medical, transportation). Develop individual service plans for each student.
  • Facilitate school orientations, explaining the U.S. educational system, school culture, roles and responsibilities, U.S. laws, safety, etc.
  • Provide case management services including referring and linking youth for services in the community, following up with other community service providers on youth progress, and coordinating with other IRC programs. Conduct follow-up home visits with students and their families to address integration issues; assist with scheduling and facilitating parent and adjustment groups.
  • Maintain accurate and timely client case notes, referrals, and case files as required by program guidelines.
  • Support after school programming when relevant.
  • Contribute to youth program development and organizational growth, strategic planning, outreach and advocacy activities and events as needed.
  • Supervise youth case management interns.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in the field of education, counseling, social work, psychology, or a related human services field preferred.
  • Experience:
    • Experience working with at-risk youth, specifically in the context of educational and social programs; experience in case management and working with refugee and/or immigrant populations highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:
    • Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
    • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
    • Self-starter with excellent organizational, analytical, written, and oral communication skills.
    • Fluency in English required. Fluency in a second language (Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, French, Nepali, Spanish, Swahili) preferred.
    • Strong computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and web-based databases and applications.
    • Valid driver’s license, reliable access to a vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout DMV area.

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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