Immigrant Family Support Coordinator

The Immigrant Family Support Coordinator is responsible for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate post release services to unaccompanied children (UC)...
International Institute of New England
Published
February 16, 2021
Location
Boston
Category
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Sofie Suter
Phone
3232195231

Description

The Immigrant Family Support Coordinator is responsible for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate post release services to unaccompanied children (UC) and their families.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop individualized case plans for unaccompanied children, with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances.
  • Provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that each child receives the services they require.
  • Assess the safety and appropriateness of the home placement on an ongoing basis using child welfare principles and social work best practices.
  • Conduct calls, interviews, and home visits, using child welfare principles and social work best practices.
  • Build a network of local pro bono legal resources and service providers including medical, educational, metal health, and trafficking victims assistance programs
  • Enroll unaccompanied children in services, facilitate access and remove barriers to those services, and track each child’s progress via an online database.
  • Maintain accurate and complete case files by updating database regularly, submitting reports, and managing physical case files.
  • Participate in regular training and communication sessions with on-site supervisor and off-site casework supervisor.
  • Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (BSW) or BA in education, counseling, psychology, sociology, or other behavioral health equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in case management, preferably working with, serving, and advocating on behalf of immigrant children and families.
  • Fluency in Spanish is required; proficiency in additional languages a plus.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation; position requires frequent local and long distance travel with limited notice.

Desired Skills/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience implementing child welfare programs and policies, evaluating child placements, conducting home study assessments and ensuring family preservation is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of the local resources available to immigrant communities.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills and ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment.
  • Dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people.

How To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to ssuter@iine.org

*Spanish Fluency is a REQUIREMENT for this position.*

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