Virtual Caseworker, Virtual Reception & Placement, Pacific Standard Territory

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From March 2022 – March 2023, the International Rescue Committee launched and implemented a first-of-its-kind service model for the resettlement of 556 Afghan Humanitarian Parolees (AHPs) who arrived through Operation Allies Welcome. Via a comprehensive and personalized virtual case management model, the Virtual Afghan Placement and Assistance (VAPA) program provided per capita direct assistance, client-led case management, and resources and referrals for the successful resettlement of these new arrivals. Building off of this award-winning program, the IRC now implements the Virtual Reception & Placement (VR&P) program for Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders, the Virtual Resettlement Line for humanitarian parolees, and the Welcome Corps Support Line for private sponsor groups welcoming newcomers through the Welcome Corps.

Using the model developed during VAPA and further advanced for the current iteration of the VR&P program, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) aims to meet the ambitious goal of receiving and resettling up to 10,000 individuals in FY24 from the Western Hemisphere and Operation Enduring Welcome platforms. This project will include coordinating steps overseas, partnering with a variety of stakeholders across the United States, and effectively establishing relationships in a virtual setting.

The remote and pioneering nature of this project requires an experienced and skilled caseworker who thrives in problem-solving situations, is committed to serving refugee and SIV newcomers resettling in the United States and responding to their needs in a trauma-informed and client-centered way.

Applicants in the Pacific Standard Time Zone will be given preference. Knowledge of benefits and state-funded resources for refugees and referral pathways in one of the following states is preferred: California, Washington, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Wisconsin, Montana, or Texas. USD posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, budget, and work location relative to the defined job requirements.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Coordinate timely pre- and post-arrival services for all assigned cases. - Conduct intake services with clients to assess needs including completing a Client Needs Assessment with each adult on a case. - Provide individualized support through direct services, referrals, and advocacy. - Assess and monitor client progress to support their attainment of established goals, address challenges, and to ensure that available resources are utilized. - Detail each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Input client information in database(s) and assist with tracking and reporting as needed. - Collaborate effectively with coworkers and partner organizations. Build and maintain relationships with area service providers for the benefit of clients. - Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study preferred.

Work Experience:

- Relevant professional experience in human services field required; minimum of 2 years’ experience strongly preferred. - Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred.

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

- Knowledge of benefits and state-funded resources for refugees and referral pathways in one of the following states is preferred: California, Washington, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Wisconsin, Montana, or Texas. - Strong initiative, ability to work on their own and fully remotely while managing a caseload of virtual clients and ensuring they have adequate support and access to resources and services as needed. - Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment. - Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively. - Attention to detail and accuracy in work product. - Fluent in English, both spoken and written. - Fluent in written and spoken Spanish or Dari and Pashto. - Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research and problem-solving purposes.

Working Environment:

- Fully remote. - May require occasional weekend and/or evening work for any client-related emergencies.

Compensation: Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12 month time period.

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Added 2 months ago - Updated 4 hours ago - Source: rescue.org