FAMILY REUNIFICATION SPECIALIST/BILINGUAL CASE MANAGER

9131

Catholic Charities founded in 1903 remains among the largest and well-respected social service agency with programs and offices located in Boston and the greater Boston area.

As one of the largest providers of social service in Massachusetts, Catholic Charities of Boston offers over 70 programs and services in 23 locations around Eastern Massachusetts. From Lawrence to Brockton and Natick to Boston, our service sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts helped 175,000 of our neediest neighbors of all faiths last year.

We are currently seeking a full-time Family Reunification Specialist/Bilingual Case Manager for the Refugee and Immigrant Services Program located at Laboure Center in South Boston.  

The Family Reunification Specialist will maintain a caseload of unaccompanied children reunifying with sponsors in Massachusetts. Responsible for assessing and documenting needs of clients. Conduct home visits with unaccompanied children and their sponsors, and follow all requirements outlined by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Department of Children’s Services (ORR/DCS) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS) program guidelines. Local travel is required for day, evening, and weekend work.

Qualifications include:

  • BSW, LCSW, LICSW, or Bachelor of Arts in related field (e.g. Child Development Studies, Education, Global/International Studies) is required.  Bachelor and Master level degrees from native country may be considered.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required, native speaker preferred.
  • Social work licensure or relevant work experience with youth, immigrants, or refugees at a non-governmental agency or social service agency.
  • Ability to work within the community and perform outreach duties, including the ability to do so while working remotely.
  • Excellent administrative, data collection, typing, and writing skills; strong attention to detail; computer proficiency in MS Office, online learning platforms, and database. 
  • Experience with virtual communication and meeting tools such as Zoom and WhatsApp.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional relationship with co-workers, clients, and community service providers. 
  • Cultural responsiveness, commitment to racial justice, and ability to relate well and effectively in a multicultural and multilingual workplace with diverse client population is required.
  • Experience of employing a trauma-informed care approach is preferred.
  • Prior experience with unaccompanied children preferred.
  • Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Work travel is required, insurance coverage and access to a reliable vehicle is required.
  • Access to reliable vehicle for work related travel as needed.

We offer a congenial and team approach work environment with the opportunity to learn and grow professionally. Our benefits are competitive and include a 403(b) savings plan and generous time off. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: resumes@ccab.org. Please reference job 9131.  No phone calls please.  Catholic Charities is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  Visit us at: www.ccab.org.

 

 

Friday, November 5, 2021 - 4:30pm