The Social Worker is responsible for fulfiilling the JVS mission by providing intensive case management services for social work clients. The Social Work Program is focused on holistic, culturally competent social work interventions, based on strengths, empowerment, and ecological perspectives and adherence to the NASW Social Work Code of Ethics. These culturally competent interventions utilize multicultural and language abilities of staff, as well as trained contracted interpreters. Types of interventions, as well as frequency and intensity of services, are driven by the needs of each client. Case management services cover a range of issues including mental health services, assistance accessing physical health services, increased knowledge of women’s rights, increased understanding of DV/sexual assault and increased knowledge/access to community resources. The majority of social work clients are refugees who come from diverse backgrounds. Building and maintaining positive relationship with clients, communities, and agencies is an integral part of the position.
Licensed Master of Social Work degree preferred; experience working with diverse cultures; AND two years experience working in a social service field or related capacity; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Must have own car with appropriate auto insurance.
Provide individual and family case management services for refugees experiencing mental health concerns or domestic violence.
Manage and maintain client files by completing all assigned documentation including bio-psycho-social intakes, assessments, case notes and treatment plans.
Assist in developing and expanding refugee support groups and group work.
Participate in program evaluation and best practice research.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of social work values and ethics, as delineated in the NASW Code of Ethics
Knowledge and experience of advanced generalist Social Work practice, thereby enabling practice and oversight of individual, family, group, and community social work interventions
Ability to establish and develop relationships with JVS staff/community agencies/partners
Ability to be self-directed and highly flexible in daily work.
Ability to recognize and respect cultural and ethnic differences
Knowledge and understanding of trauma and domestic violence
Knowledge and/or willingness to learn and identify a wide range of community resources
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and willingness to learn/utilize JVS database
The Social Worker must be able to effectively interact with the program managers and workers within the various departments of JVS.
The Social Worker must be able to represent JVS and the Social Integration Program to clients, community partners/agencies and funders.
For interest in applying please forward cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.