Immigrant Social Worker - Bilingual Spanish
Summary: As an integral member of the immigration team, this position will be primarily responsible for overseeing the child welfare assessments accurately and adequately. This role will track progress of all cases and assist faculty in providing training, placements, and referring trafficking cases to the appropriate parties.
- Responsible for the final recommendation to the FFS for the unaccompanied alien childrenLeads case reviews with facility staff on a weekly basis. Provides leadership in setting case direction; providing critical feedback on actions to be taken/follow-upInterviews children to ascertain needs and issues discussed during case reviews to further assist in determining appropriate placementTracks each new placement and progress. If inadequate progress is uncovered; actions are recommended to program staff and/or Federal staff; as appropriate; to mitigateAssures facility staff have adequately assessed the needs of the childrenProvides third-party child welfare assessment of children's cases through recommendationRecommends suitability assessments and follow-up servicesHolds weekly meetings with the FFS to discuss difficult casesAssists facility staff in identifying placement for children with mental health needs.Assists the FFS in providing training/technical assistanceAssists care providers in referring trafficking cases to ORRParticipates in area stakeholder meetingsRefers to ORR any release reconsideration or case file requests received by the minors' attorneysRefers attorney's ICE or other stakeholder inquiries that require Government attention to the ORR designeeKeeps records on the status of children's cases; including those awaiting travel arrangementsAlerts ORR HQ staff to disputed age determinationsPrepares written reports regarding progress and issues related to program trendsAssists in identifying placement for children who turn 18
- MSW or equivalent educational background; at least two years of demonstrated child welfare; case management; social service; and/or mental health professional experienceBSW or equivalent educational background; at least five years of demonstrated child welfare; social service; case management; and/or mental health professional experience
- Experience working with immigrant; refugee; and underserved populations is preferredVerbal bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish