The Intensive Case Management (ICM) Caseworker will address barriers to safety and wellness for especially vulnerable refugees, asylees, and other ORR-eligible populations. The ICM caseworker will be expected to provide strengths-based, client-centered case management to single-headed refugee households; survivors of domestic violence and gender-based violence; older refugees; youth and young adults without parents or permanent guardians; refugees experiencing mental health or psychological difficulties; refugees with physical disabilities or medical conditions; unanticipated refugee arrivals and secondary migrants; and refugees who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). This position reports to the Casework Program Manager.
· Determine client eligibility for ICM programming and conduct intake assessments; review program expectations, outcomes, and confidentiality with each potential client.
· Develop individualized, SMART Self-sufficiency plans for each client enrolled in the ICM program.
· Evaluate client progress every six months during active program enrollment to determine the client’s progress toward goals and work with the client to identify new needs and actions needed.
· Assist clients in navigating healthcare and social service systems, which may include helping clients apply for benefits, helping clients attend appointments, and helping clients schedule appointments.
· Conduct community outreach and maintain a strong network of service providers that meet client needs. The ICM caseworker may also be expected to maintain a strong relationship with local and state level refugee coordinators and health coordinators to ensure client needs are met.
· Provide clients with extended orientation on a variety of topics such as women’s health, navigating transportation systems, and navigating physical healthcare systems at the local level.
· Respond to client crises, with guidance from supervisor when needed.
· Assist clients with requesting financial assistance when applicable, and track the received financial assistance in the client’s case file.
· Maintain up to date documentation in client’s case file to ensure services are properly documented throughout the client’s service period; document all services provided in IRC’s database, Efforts to Outcomes (ETO).
· Attend regular trainings and meetings at both the local and national level that are relevant to the position.
· Manage one to three ICM interns/volunteers per semester.
· Assist supervisor in completion of reports as required by funders and/or donors.
· Comply with and remain up-to date on all policies, procedures and best practices of the agency.
· Other related duties as assigned.
· Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, or similar field, preferred OR equivalent professional experience
· A minimum of 1-2 years of case management experience with similar populations and/or client needs
· Fluency in spoken and written English
· Fluency in a language of the client base preferred
· Aptitude for working through intense mental health and/or medical situations with clients, often in an emergency situation
· Reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and ability to transport clients.
· Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and using online client management portals
· A combination of standard office environment, remote work and “field” time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
· Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.
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