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 Caseworker - Brentwood, New York, United States

Job information
Posted by: Mercy First 
Hiring entity type: Not-for-Profit 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: Health Insurance -
Paid Vacation -
Relocation: No relocation assistance provided 
Position functions: Health - Social Work/Public Health
Non Profit
Travel: 25 - 50% 
Accept candidates: in same state/locale 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: Bachelor Degree 
Minimum years experience: N/A 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Virtual interview questions: No questions which require answers when applying for this job posting.
Job code: / Latpro-3551505 
Date posted: Jun-20-2017
State, Zip: New York, 11717


The caseworker will be responsible for providing direct case management services for a highly specialized program. This federally funded program provides health and psychological services for children (infant teen) who are in the U.S. from Spanish speaking countries, but are unaccompanied by an adult. Work with children as well as sponsors to assess safety and appropriateness to release the children to these sponsors' care.
- Provide case management and post release services to unaccompanied children and sponsors.
- Responsible for the initial and ongoing assessment of the needs of each unaccompanied child, including initial and ongoing screening for human trafficking concerns.
- Conduct field visits to the unaccompanied child's home/community to ensure safety, well-being and coordination of community based support services.
- Adhere to mandates and regulations for unaccompanied children (ie: attending Immigration Court, providing related documentation to the judge).
- Maintain contact with funding providers regarding incident management and any changes in a unaccompanied child's status.
- Prepare clear and accurate progress notes, needs assessments and Individual Service Plans.
- Develop and expand linkages and partnerships to strengthen the network of supports and services for unaccompanied child and sponsors in their immediate community.



- Bachelor's degree in Social Work Degree or related field.
- Bi-lingual English and Spanish, with proficiency in speaking and writing in both languages.
- Knowledge and training in working with children, adolescents and families.
- Knowledge and training of US Immigration Laws/Systems a plus;
- Awareness of, and sensitivity to complex issues facing immigrants, especially children.
- Excellent organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills.
- Knowledge of and commitment to child welfare best practice standards.
- Understanding and willingness to commit to the agency's mission, core values and Sanctuary commitments.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.