Seattle (United States of America)
IRC Background:The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 27 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home. IRC opened an office in Seattle in 1976 and provides a continuum of services including intensive case management, employment and economic empowerment services, immigration assistance, health and wellness programming, and education support to refugee and immigrant families in Washington State. IRC Seattle is committed to providing trauma-informed, equitable, and accessible services and maintaining and evolving a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace.
Job Overview:The Resettlement Caseworker will provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugee families in accordance with the IRC’s Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of State.They will provide comprehensive case management and monitor financial assistance throughout the eligibility period.The caseworker will meet and interact with families regularly to develop individualized service plans and conduct follow up to ensure family is accessing all relevant services.
·Provide trauma-informed services to newly arriving refugees and refugee families.
·Support all aspects of refugee reception, placement, and resettlement process for assigned cases.
·Provide airport reception and transport to accommodations.
·Ensure that refugees have full orientation and understanding of the use of all household appliances and safety procedures.
·Conduct regular home visits to ensure family is settling in well and needs are being met.
·Facilitate referrals with healthcare, education, employment, and financial assistance providers.
·Support refugee families in applying for relevant public benefits including social security.
·Formulate a resettlement plan taking individual goals, skills, and available resources into account.
·Maintain a casefile with all necessary documentation and accurate and complete case notes.Complete required case notes and reports on time and in compliance with requirements.
·Attend team and office meetings, participate in collective team and office efforts, comply with all IRC and local office policies and practices.
·Other duties as assigned.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to:Resettlement Manager
Indirect Reporting: Casework Supervisor
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: IRC employees, interns, and volunteers
External: Community Partners