Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services is looking for a
Independant and highly qualified person to work in Vincennes Indiana
with undocumented and unaccompanied children.
Please see the job description below.
To ensure professional services to undocumented and unaccompanied
children through assessments and recommendations related to
placements, transfers and releases to sponsors.
Commitment to Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service's core
mission and values and an ability to model those values in
relationship with colleagues and partners
Master's degree in social work and a minimum of two years of
demonstrated child welfare, case management, social service and/or
mental health professional experience or a bachelor's in social work
and equivalent professional work experience.
Knowledge and experience in work with refugee or immigrant children
or cross-cultural experience
Professional interviewing skills
Ability to foster teamwork and collaboration among various service
Fluency in Spanish
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and database management
Ability to manage complex projects with a high degree of
Demonstrated creativity and initiative
Willingness and ability to travel
Implement assessment and placement activities with a holistic
professional child welfare approach for children in federal custody.
Ensure complete assessment information is made available to the
Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for release or placement
recommendations under the direction of the national agency.
Review family reunification packets from ORR-contracted facilities
to ensure completeness and make release recommendations to ORR.
Track and manage various types of complex special needs cases
including referrals for suitability assessments, follow-up services,
long-term foster care cases, referrals to residential treatment
centers, and trafficking cases.
Act as liaison among local facilities' staff, child, federal
ORR/Division of Unaccompanied Children's Services (DUCS) staff,
national LIRS and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
staff, legal representatives for children in custody, Department of
Homeland Security/ Immigration and Customs Enforcement, relevant
consulates, and others regarding assessment of children's placement
Make regular visits to ORR-contracted facilities, meet with
individual children as needed, and make recommendations for
treatment or other services.
Maintain knowledge of the continuum of care options available
throughout the country.
As part of a national team, consult with other field coordinators on
special cases, provide operational support, and develop and share
effective strategies and best practices.
Assist ORR or ORR-contracted facilities with rapid response on
special cases as required.
Assist with training and technical assistance to local providers to
support smooth field placements, transfers and releases.
Ensure clear and consistent communication with the LIRS national
office and ORR, including regular conference calls and other
coordination meetings necessary to ongoing case management and
Ensure projects and assignments are completed within established
guidelines and agency standards.
Provide statistics and assist with writing reports on activities and
recommendations for ORR as required.
Utilize DUCS Tracking Management System for processing releases and
transfers as well as other functions that are incorporated into the
Monitor changes on the ground; identify new trends and effectively
communicate those trends to LIRS.
Assist in the identification of social and mental health services
for children in custody.
Where appropriate, monitor trends in immigration proceedings for
DUCS children in the region.
Organize and participate in local and regional meetings with
agencies and providers in the region to address current and future
issues affecting the program operations.
Provide on-call assistance in emergency situations.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Send cover letter, including salary requirements, and résumé to...
Human Resources Department
700 Light Street
Baltimore MD 21230
No telephone inquiries, please.
As this is a new position, this announcement is subject to change,
please visit the LIRS websitewww.lirs.orgfor any revisions before
sending in your materials.
Salary and Terms
This full-time position, to be based in Vincennes, Ind., is exempt
from the Fair Labor Standards Act. The salary, in grade level 22, is
negotiable and commensurate with experience. An excellent benefit
package is offered.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is a registered 503(c) tax-
exempt organization and an equal opportunity employer that does not
discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, age, disability,
national origin, race, veteran status or any other status protected
by federal or Maryland law. The employees of the Lutheran
Immigration and Refugee Service shall carry out the duties to which
they are assigned in faithfulness to the mission of the agency.
Please also see the job decription on our wesite.