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Youth & Family Reunification Caseworker

Organization

Catholic Charities of Louisville

Description

The Youth & Family Reunification Caseworker will provide case management and supportive services in fluent Spanish to unaccompanied immigrant children released from federal custody and their caregivers as part of Office of Refugee Resettlement services. This is a component in the assessment for family reunification to ensure the minor has been or will be released into a safe home environment.
Conduct home visits and phone contacts with the dual purpose of assessing safety and appropriateness of child’s placement with their caregiver (sponsor) and connecting child to services in the community to address risk factors.
Ongoing case management with a focus on screening and making appropriate referrals to address child’s needs in the following domains: Placement issues, safety issues, education, health, mental health, legal/immigration proceedings, substance abuse, independent living, criminal/juvenile justice, child enrichment activities.
Provide crisis intervention services directly, as needed, or connect family to services to ensure minor’s safety and well-being in a crisis situation.
Submit detailed and thorough documentation in compliance with LIRS policies and procedures.
Utilize social work best practices for thorough assessments of child’s progress and services provided.
Maintain regular and timely communication with supervisor around any issues concerning the child’s safety, stability, or well-being in the placement.
Identify local medical/mental health/education/legal resources to assist with social support for sponsor and minor.
Maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive information in compliance with HIPAA standards.
Occasional driving in personal and/or agency vehicle to satellite offices, job fairs, off-site meetings in surrounding counties.
Participate in monitoring visits conducted by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS).
Perform other duties as assigned to meet program needs.
All other duties assigned by the Assistant Director.

In keeping with the Mission and Vision of Catholic Charities of Louisville, the Youth & Family Reunification Caseworker demonstrates the Values of the agency: Welcome, Empower and Strengthen.

Requirements

Fluency in English and Spanish required.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
Ability to travel regionally up to 70% of the time.
Must be able to pass an FBI background check as well as a CAN check for every state in which they have resided in the last five years.

Type

Full-time

Work Schedule

Set Hours

Salary

$39,000

Benefits

Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan

Required Education

Bachelor Degree

Work Location

Louisville

Application Process

https://cclou.org/careers

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