Job Title: Home Study and Post Release Services Caseworker
(Must be fluent in English and Spanish AND Minimum education of a bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) or an equivalent degree in education, psychology, sociology, or other behavioral science )
Department: Family Empowerment
Schedule: 40-hour work week, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, occasional nights
Supervisor: Family Empowerment Program Manager
Exemption Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt
The Home Study and Post Release Services Caseworker provides collaborative home study services to Unaccompanied Immigrant Children’s sponsors to support the safe and timely release of Unaccompanied Children from Federal care. Provides therapeutic, strengths-based, and culturally and linguistically appropriate case management services to children post release from Federal care in the community where their sponsor resides. Caseworker conducts outreach and education to community service providers to supplement existing services that do not adequately address unique needs of immigrant children.
- Conduct in-person home visits to interview and provide psychoeducation to sponsors
- Complete reports within 10 days of receiving Home Study referral with assessment information and findings
- Conduct in-person post-release home visits with children and sponsors
- Administer child-centered needs assessments
- Develop individualized strength-based goal-oriented service plans
- Coordinate referrals in relevant service need areas such as legal, education, medical, mental health
- Support immigrant children and sponsors with enrollment and access of services in community
- Provide psychoeducation to children and sponsors on relevant topics
- Support children and sponsor to cope with family reunification stressors
- Monitor progress of goal completion
- Monitor the safety and well-being of children including but not limited to indications of trafficking and abuse and neglect
- Serve as a mandated reporter and work with child welfare as needed
- Network and develop partnerships within the local community to educate providers on children’s needs and to reinforce/increase partnerships in relevant areas
- Write case notes; enter data; complete reports in a time sensitive manner
- Participate in department and agency meetings
- Represent New American Pathways in stakeholders’ meetings and activities
- Other duties as assigned
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
- Must be fluent in English and Spanish.
- Minimum education of a bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) or an equivalent degree in education, psychology, sociology, or other behavioral science.
- At least 1 year of experience working with children and youth, family reunification/preservation, and or foster care/child welfare and previous work experience working with foreign born populations
- Ability to provide trauma-informed psychosocial education and case management
- Sensitivity to all cultural backgrounds, religion, and nationalities.
- Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
- Good interpersonal and public speaking skills.
- Willingness and ability to speak in public.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Computer competency in MS Windows, MS Word
- Maintain a valid Driver’s license, clean driving record and insured personal vehicle.
- Must be able to travel frequently and independently throughout the state of Georgia, with occasional overnight stays (per diem available).
- Must be able to pass an FBI background check and a Child Abuse/Neglect check
This is a full-time, salaried position with a salary range of $36,500 - $46,000 based on experience. Employer contributes to medical, dental and vision insurance. Employer pays life and disability insurance. Fourteen (14) paid holidays and a generous paid time off policy. Employee has the option to contribute to 401(k).
To apply please email your resume and cover letter with the subject line Home Study Caseworker to email@example.com . No phone calls please.
New American Pathways is an Equal Opportunity Employer.