Glendale (United States of America)
The Caseworker provides trauma-informed services to refugees and other qualified immigrants to support a positive resettlement experience and the achievement of client self-sufficiency. The Caseworker works closely with clients, colleagues, and external parties to develop service and/or 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 timely pre- and post-arrival 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.
·Conduct intake services with clients to assess needs. Develop self-sufficiency plans and timelines in partnership with each client. Provide individualized support through direct services, referrals, and advocacy.
·Assess and monitor client progress to support their attainment of established goals, address challenges, and to ensure that available resources are utilized.
·Detail each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Input client information in database(s) and assist with tracking and reporting as needed.
·Collaborate effectively with coworkers and partner organizations. Build and maintain relationships with area service providers for the benefit of clients.
·Use personal, insured vehicle and/or 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.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to:Afghan Placement and Assistance Supervisor
Position directly supervises:Interns and volunteers within program
Indirect Reporting: Director for Tucson
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: IRC staff, interns and volunteers
External:Position helps coordinate services and is responsible for maintaining relationships with appropriate vendors and community partners
·Undergraduate degree preferred, ideally in Social Work or an equivalent field of study.
·Demonstrated relevant work experience (in addition to the above) in human services field, preferably in a non-profit or social services agency environment.
·Experience should include a minimum of 2 years providing direct service to underserved communities.
·Lived experience as refugee or immigrant. In lieu of lived experience, experience working with refugees and/or immigrants; cross-cultural or overseas experience accepted.
·Proven ability to contribute both independently and as a key team member, self- starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the consistent record to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
·Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and strong keyboarding skills and internet usage and research skills.
·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).
·Fluent in English, both spoken and written; ability to communicate in Dari, and Pashto is desired.
·In accordance with Arizona State Law, must possess or be eligible to receive a fingerprint clearance card.
·A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
·May require weekend and/or evening work.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.
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.