Hiring Range: $42,000-$46,800
Conducts social work case activities and client support intakes/referrals as part of a Department of Justice grant.
Conducts assessment interviews with clients to determine their social, developmental, emotional, economic status, or other needs in support of the Immigration Justice Project activities.
Conducts intakes with contracted clients, maintains client files, and conducts outreach to community organizations and mental health service providers for the purpose of developing and implementing release plans.
Assists in providing individual, group, and family counseling and skills training and provides therapeutic interventions to address behavioral and emotional issues.
Maintains all records of outreach and compliance of clients and ensures the confidentiality of the data and its safekeeping, irrespective of storage media.
Assist in the explanation of court and/or hearing procedures.
Provides support to other IJP staff members on matters related to social work cases and interventions.
Performs other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications & Interests
Possession of a Masterâs in Social Work from an accredited college or university.
At least two yearsâ experience providing services as a social worker.
Fluency in both English and Spanish in both oral and written formats.
Preferred Qualifications & Interests
Previous experience providing social work support and services to indigent, disabled, and/or detained individuals. Previous work experience with clients detained in immigration detention facilities, jails, and/or correctional facilities.
Typically an office setting, but will require frequent visitation and counseling in immigrant detention centers and/or Federal, state, and/or municipal correctional facilities/jails.
The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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