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Family Reunification Case Worker

December 05, 2019 - January 09, 2020
Location:Baltimore, MD
Benefits:Excellent Benefit Package Offered
Employment Type:Full Time
Office:Baltimore
Description:

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

The Family Reunification Case Worker 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
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, or other relevant degree or equivalent experience; Master's degree preferred
  • 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 to home visits
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience working with refugee or immigrant children preferred
  • Cross-cultural or international experience preferred
Organization Summary:

Headquartered in Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor, with offices in Washington, DC, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is a national faith-based organization with an 80-year history, a budget of $45 million per year, and approximately 80 headquarters staff.


LIRS is widely-recognized for its expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants living within the borders of the United States. Working with and through partners across the country, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and pursues humanitarian alternatives to the immigration detention system.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.



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