Job title: Employment Services Caseworker
Company: International Rescue Committee
Job description: Job Overview: The Employment Services Caseworker provides trauma-informed services to refugee’s clients that have exited their Resettlement services program and other qualified immigrants to support a positive post-resettlement experience and the achievement of client self-sufficiency. The employment Services Caseworker works closely with clients, internal, and external parties to develop services and 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.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinate smooth transition post-Resettlement 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 on how to access services in the community.
- Provide individualized support through direct services, referrals, and advocacy.
- Meet or follow up with clients on a regular basis to identify and address clients’ concerns.
- Work with the employment Specialists team to ensure the client’s ongoing participation in job activities.
- Participate in developing and implementing classes for client education in navigating complex systems.
- Follow and abide by all policies and regulations of case management and ethical standards.
- Assess and monitor client progress to support their attainment of established goals, address challenges, and ensure that available resources are utilized.
- Detail each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Input client information in the database(s) and assist with tracking and reporting as needed.
- Seek, establish, and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external service providers.
- Completes client’s renewal benefits applications.
- Requesting clients’ rent, planning, and tracking direct assistance expenditures on all active Matching grant Clients.
- Completes AR11 form change of address anytime a client moves to a different address after 90 days in the US to 240 days.
- Completes clients’ home visits as needed.
- Use personal, insured vehicles and 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.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study preferred.
- Relevant professional experience in human services is required; a minimum of 2 years’ experience is strongly preferred.
- Experience working with refugee and 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 multicultural environment.
- Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills and proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
- Attention to detail and accuracy in work productivity.
- Fluent in spoken and written English; proficiency in the language(s) spoken by IRC’s clients, including Dari, Farsi, and Pashto, is desired.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving.
- Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.
- 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.
Compensation: Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirement.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare , childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.
Expected salary: $20.2 – 22.5 per hour
Location: Atlanta, GA
Job date: Fri, 04 Aug 2023 22:40:07 GMT
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