Ukrainian Response Caseworker
- Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
- Location: Sacramento
- Grade: Administrative support - Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
- Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
- Emergency Aid and Response
- Closing Date: Closed
Job Overview: The Ukrainian Response Caseworker is responsible for providing case management inside the Sacramento Welcome Center, the only Welcome Center within California serving all immigrants regardless of status. It is a role requiring both expertise working with vulnerable populations and comfortability supporting the launch of new programming. Along with providing direct case management services, the caseworker links Ukrainian/Russian humanitarian parolees to resources in the community and acts as the primary point of coordination for referrals. The caseworker is expected to also stay connected with community partners and new resources for those in need of aid.
· Provide direct, comprehensive case management services to IRC clients, focusing on individuals fleeing the crisis in Ukraine to ensure acute needs are met in a timely and culturally appropriate manner for each program participant.
· Provide support for clients accessing public benefits, housing, mental health services and medical care.
· Maintain the resource hotline and manage incoming calls.
· Maintain case file documentation, including clear and concise case notes.
· Maintain internal tracking systems and data collection.
· Assist with reporting on program objectives and accomplishments.
· Identify new resources and services in the community. Build partnerships with providers and work to connect clients to available resources.
· Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, trauma-informed care trainings, and fully engages as a member of the team.
· Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency.
· Stay up to date with all U.S. immigration policy changes and developments, as well as local issues relating to immigrants.
· Other related duties as assigned.
Key Working Relationships:
Position reports to: Case Management and Cultural Orientation Supervisor
Position directly supervises: N/A
Indirect Reporting: Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: IRC Employees and program departments across Sacramento
External: IRC partners and other community agencies
· BA degree with an emphasis in Social Work, Migration Studies, Public Health, Refugee Studies, Development, Immigration Law, or an equivalent field of study; or 3+ years of related professional experience; preferably with asylum-seeking families, refugees, internally displaced persons, or individuals without status.
· Previous case management and/or victims assistance experience in a social service, non-profit setting preferred.
· Previous multi-cultural experience and demonstrated ability to communicate well with people of varied backgrounds strongly preferred.
· Thorough understanding of the U.S. immigration system and the rights of immigrants.
· Comfortability collaborating with governmental agencies and community providers.
· Strong English and Russian or Ukrainian written and verbal communication skills required
· Strong computer skills required. Prior experience using data and tracking systems strongly preferred.
· Strong ability to multi-task and juggle various competing priorities.
· Attention to detail and ability to organize and track large amounts of information efficiently and accurately.
· Strong partnership building skills.
· Commitment to teamwork and collaboration across all of IRC’s programs.
· Must have a valid driver’s license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation.
Working Environment: 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 new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).
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 $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, 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.
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