Salt Lake City (United States of America)
The Caseworker will provide Reception & Placement (R&P) case management core services and coordinate extended case management services including health, employment, financial stability, education, and housing for refugees during the two-year period after arrival.This position reports to the Resettlement Manager.
•Provide extended case management services to newly arrived refugees up to 24 months upon arrival, including addressing housing, health, education, employment, financial assistance, legal issues, and other needs which may emerge.
•Develop self-sufficiency strategies, monitor progress, and provide support to refugees to be become independent and self-sufficient.
•Perform services as outlined in the 24-month case management contracts with the State of Utah.
•Maintain accurate and up-to date case files for all assigned clients, both hard copy and electronic.
•Coordinate with other staff and programs to meet the needs of clients during the 24-month extended case management period.
•Attend team and office meetings, participate in collective team and office efforts; comply with all IRC and local office policies and practices.
•Other related duties as assigned.
•Undergraduate degree in social work or related field; or equivalent work experience.
•A minimum of two years related work experience; preferably in a non-profit or social services agency environment.
•Fluency in written and spoken English.
•Fluency in a language spoken by one or more of the refugee groups IRC is serving (Sango, Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, and Tigrinya) preferred.
•Ability to document client interactions and services provided and maintain updated and accurate case files.Case file database experience strongly preferred.
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and solid keyboarding skills.
•Effective time management skills and ability to focus and work productively in a fast paced environment.
•Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a multi-cultural environment.
•Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area (home visits, agency visits, service provider visits etc.).
•Ability to work periodic evenings and weekends.
•A combination of standard office environment and ‘field’ time in and around the service delivery area.
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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.