Salt Lake City (United States of America)
BACKGROUND: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading, non-sectarian, non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. Domestically, our 26 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency. The resettlement office in Salt Lake City provides services to newly arrived refugees.
The case management program includes providing core services to new arrivals, and helping clients work towards self-sufficiency during their first two years in the U.S. in the areas of health, employment, finances, public benefits, education, housing, family, and community. Casework interns work closely with the casework supervisors and caseworkers throughout their internship, assisting and learning about all aspects of the resettlement program.
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: Under the supervision of the resettlement manager and the casework supervisors, the casework Intern will play a central role in assisting the casework team with providing core services and extended case management services to newly arrived refugees.This position reports to Resettlement Manager.
COMMITMENT: 4-6 months starting in May 2021, 15-37.5 hours per week in 4+ hour blocks
• Assist caseworkers with new arrival services: airport pickup, home safety orientation, grocery shopping, apply for social security card, apply for benefits at DWS, activate EBT card, lease signing, setting up utilities, office intake, furniture delivery, bus orientations, paying bills, home safety & cleaning orientation, bus and community orientations, ESL & public school enrollment, cultural orientation, housing applications, transportation to appointments
• Assist caseworkers with needs assessment and action plans, home visits
• Assist caseworkers with referral and connection to community services
• Assist caseworkers with case files, case notes, data entry,
• Participate in case staffing and staff meetings
1. The intern will deepen understanding of refugee resettlement process in SLC
2. The intern will gain professional experience working with clients from diverse cultural background and providing case management services3. The intern will learn about community resources available