Case Worker (Spanish-English Bilingual)

US-NY-Yonkers
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-1166
# of Openings
3
Category
Other

Overview

The Unaccompanied Children Program provides long term and transitional residential care and other supportive services to Unaccompanied Children (UC) who are under legal custody of the Federal Government. Working in collaboration with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, ORR, our program provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth in a Basic Shelter program, and the Therapeutic Group Home programs located at our licensed residential facility in Yonkers, NY as well as a Transitional Foster Care program and the Long Term Foster Care Program located in foster homes in the Bronx, Queens and Westchester. In all programs, we provide therapeutic and educational services and other supports that youth need to achieve success through an array of strength-based and targeted interventions as well as link them with family members and/or other sponsors in the United States so they are able to move forward with their lives and thrive. The Caseworker is responsible to manage a caseload of 8 children who will be reunified with their sponsor in the US, safely and expeditiously.

Responsibilities

  • Case management responsibilities include all necessary tasks as required by the Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.
  • Develops and maintains contact with youth and their service providers for medical, social, educational, and other related service needs.
  • Performs discharge and release functions to ensure that each youth has a safe, appropriate and prompt release plan.
  • Follow up with legal service providers regarding the timely submission of any documentation or correspondence needed for the legal relief process.
  • Documents client contacts and other case required paper work in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with regulations.
  • Ensure all ORR, OCFS, and Education mandates and requirements are met.
  • Works collaboratively with the Clinical Team and other program staff across the department and the organization.
  • Participates and attends all required program related meetings and conferences.
  • Maintains knowledge of issues affecting UC.
  • Participates in the implementation of PBIS to promote and reinforce a positive social culture with all person supported and staff at POH.
  • Supports and participates in the group interaction process.
  • Ensures that home visits to foster parents occur and that all pertinent information is relayed appropriately to foster parents.
  • Some evening and weekend hours.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in a Human Services.
  • Knowledge of child welfare and immigration related legislation
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and organizational skills are essential
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, knowledge of Connections
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a must

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