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JOB Field Coordinator with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services in Vincenn

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    Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services is looking for a Independant and highly qualified person to work in Vincennes Indiana with undocumented and
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 25, 2007
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      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.

      Position Objective
      To ensure professional services to undocumented and unaccompanied
      children through assessments and recommendations related to
      placements, transfers and releases to sponsors.
      Qualifications include...

      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
      agencies
      Fluency in Spanish
      Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and database management
      Ability to manage complex projects with a high degree of
      independence
      Demonstrated creativity and initiative
      Willingness and ability to travel
      Responsibilities include...

      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
      or release.
      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
      program development.
      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
      system.
      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
      LIRS
      700 Light Street
      Baltimore MD 21230
      Fax: 410/230-2844
      hrmail@...
      No telephone inquiries, please.
      As this is a new position, this announcement is subject to change,
      please visit the LIRS website—www.lirs.org—for 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.

      http://www.lirs.org/DonateServe/employment.htm
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