The IRC is building upon its existing culturally responsive, comprehensive case management programming to implement the Community Connections program that specifically utilizes the Trauma Adapted Family Connections (TA-FC) modality. TA-FC is a low-barrier, poverty and trauma-mitigation intervention that aims to prevent youth from engaging in high-risk behaviors and to help families achieve and maintain stability. This is achieved by increasing caregiver functioning, positive parenting practices, social supports and services, and strengthening the overall family unit.
The Caseworker, Community Connections, provides direct services to participants enrolled in Kansas Trauma Adapted Family Connections by providing resources and referrals and aiding in systems navigation. Services are provided to families from various backgrounds, and clientele may be comprised of individuals from different national and ethnic backgrounds, many of whom do not speak English. Services are provided in a variety of settings including in-home, in the community, and in the office. This position is expected to engage in provider capacity-building activities as IRC works to educate and strengthen mainstream providers in the needs of individuals, families, and communities who are highly burdened and marginalized by language and culture.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Conduct intake and assessment
· Develop family service plans
· Based on client needs, provide resources and referrals, aid in systems navigation, and provide the support and capacity building clients need
· Arrange for interpreters as needed to appropriately engage clients in services
· Maintain detailed and accurate case charting
· Complete required documentation, reports, and data entry in a timely manner
· Communicate and coordinate regularly with colleagues to ensure that services are being delivered effectively, in a timely manner and in accordance with the technical unit
· Assist with facilitation for outreach sessions and workshops
· Participate in network capacity-building activities
· Other duties as assigned.
· Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
· At least two years’ experience with assessment and service planning in a social services setting
· Experience working with children and youth strongly preferred
Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:
· Strong intercultural competence; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds
- Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English.
- Proficiency in Swahili or Spanish will be prioritized.
· Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
· Valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area.
· A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
· Occasional domestic (non-local) travel required; up to 10%.
· May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
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: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.
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