Immigrant Social Worker - Bilingual Spanish

USA, Harlingen, Texas
May 11, 2017
Jun 15, 2017
General Dynamics
Full Time

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 children
  • Leads case reviews with facility staff on a weekly basis. Provides leadership in setting case direction; providing critical feedback on actions to be taken/follow-up
  • Interviews children to ascertain needs and issues discussed during case reviews to further assist in determining appropriate placement
  • Tracks each new placement and progress. If inadequate progress is uncovered; actions are recommended to program staff and/or Federal staff; as appropriate; to mitigate
  • Assures facility staff have adequately assessed the needs of the children
  • Provides third-party child welfare assessment of children's cases through recommendation
  • Recommends suitability assessments and follow-up services
  • Holds weekly meetings with the FFS to discuss difficult cases
  • Assists facility staff in identifying placement for children with mental health needs.
  • Assists the FFS in providing training/technical assistance
  • Assists care providers in referring trafficking cases to ORR
  • Participates in area stakeholder meetings
  • Refers to ORR any release reconsideration or case file requests received by the minors' attorneys
  • Refers attorney's ICE or other stakeholder inquiries that require Government attention to the ORR designee
  • Keeps records on the status of children's cases; including those awaiting travel arrangements
  • Alerts ORR HQ staff to disputed age determinations
  • Prepares written reports regarding progress and issues related to program trends
  • Assists 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 experience
  • BSW 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 preferred
  • Verbal bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish

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