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Victim Services Caseworker

Company: International Rescue Committee
Location: Glendale
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID: req37066Job Title: Victim Services CaseworkerSector: Social WorkEmployment Category: RegularEmployment Type: Full-TimeOpen to Expatriates: No
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
Job DescriptionJob Overview:The primary role of the Victim Services Caseworker is to provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate, client-centered case management services for foreign victims of crime Including human trafficking. Responsibilities will include completing eligibility screening and enrollment paperwork, developing service plans, educating about community services, resources, and legal rights, and helping problem solve barriers to access. This position is also responsible for assisting with programmatic and administrative tasks including case notes, case file management, and data collection. The Victim Services Caseworker will support VOCA and OVC funded programs.
Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive case management services, including assisting with accessing community resources through local partners, making appropriate referrals to legal providers, and help identify and arrange social activities in-line with service plans
    • Provide crisis intervention to victims and their family members suffering from crime related trauma (through provision of information on victimization, crime prevention, victim's legal rights and protections, criminal justice process; providing emotional support to victims; safety planning; assistance with compensation applications; interventions with creditors, landlords and employers; creation and monitoring of client service plan and self-sufficiency matrix and on-going tracking)
    • Complete eligibility screenings for all referrals and enrollment paperwork for all eligible program participants
    • Assessing and evaluating the needs of victims while providing appropriate services and maintaining appropriate documentation
    • Build and maintain relationships with various local, state, and federal stakeholders including law enforcement agencies
    • Develop strategies to further assist in the identification and referral of victims of crime and human trafficking in Arizona
    • Ensure acute needs are met in a timely, trauma-informed and client centered manner for each program participant
    • Develop and strengthen knowledge and understanding of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), accompanying regulations, reauthorizations and related policies concerning anti-trafficking
    • Provide assistance with the development and implementation of all outreach and training activities to ensure program outcomes and activities are met
    • Track program activities, compile data and draft reports as required by donor and agency specifications
    • Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities and generally be an engaged team member
      • Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency
      • Maintain the 24hr ALERT emergency hotline in partnership with other program caseworkers
      • Complete OVC's Understanding Human Trafficking Training
      • Other duties as assigned
        Key Working Relationships:
        Position Reports to: Anti-Trafficking & Victim Services Supervisor
        Indirect Reporting: Interns/Volunteers
        Other Internal and/or external contacts: The Victim Services Caseworker will be responsible for developing relationships within the IRC network and external relations with social service agencies and government entitiesInternal: IRC Victim Services and Anti-Trafficking Programs External: Arizona anti-human trafficking and domestic violence coalitions, larger anti-trafficking network including Freedom Network USA and other OVC grantees, attorney offices providing pro-bono legal services, law enforcement, social service agencies, community education presentations, community outreach
        Job Requirements: Education:
        • Undergraduate degree in Human Services or similar field strongly preferred; comparable related work experience may be substituted.Work Experience:
          • 2+ years of related work experience; 1-year minimum working with victims of crime or other vulnerable populations.
          • Case management and/or victims assistance experience preferredDemonstrated Skills and Competencies:
            • Excellent written and spoken English skills
            • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented
            • Excellent writing and analytical skills
            • Public Speaking and/or presentation experience preferred
            • Ability to effectively communicate and work as a team member with collaborative partners, the community, and clients in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment
            • Computer literacy, data base experience preferred
            • Ability to work independently and be a flexible team playerLanguage Skills:
              • Fluency in written and spoken English, bilingual ability preferred in Dari, Spanish, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, French or other refugee/immigrant language used in Arizona. Cross-cultural understanding and strong communication skills, both written and verbal.Certificates or Licenses:
                • Must have a valid driver's license, active insurance policy, access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area.
                • In accordance with Arizona State Law, must possess or be eligible to receive a fingerprint clearance card.
                  Working Environment:
                  • A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and 'field' time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
                  • May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
                  • Must be able to lift 35 to 50 pounds (furniture, household supplies, and food boxes).
                    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.Job Overview:The primary role of the Victim Services Caseworker is to provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate, client-centered case management services for foreign victims of crime Including human trafficking. Responsibilities will include completing eligibility screening and enrollment paperwork, developing service plans, educating about community services, resources, and legal rights, and helping problem solve barriers to access. This position is also responsible for assisting with programmatic and administrative tasks including case notes, case file management, and data collection. The Victim Services Caseworker will support VOCA and OVC funded programs.
                    Major Responsibilities:
                    • Provide comprehensive case management services, including assisting with accessing community resources through local partners, making appropriate referrals to legal providers, and help identify and arrange social activities in-line with service plans
                      • Provide crisis intervention to victims and their family members suffering from crime related trauma (through provision of information on victimization, crime prevention, victim's legal rights and protections, criminal justice process; providing emotional support to victims; safety planning; assistance with compensation applications; interventions with creditors, landlords and employers; creation and monitoring of client service plan and self-sufficiency matrix and on-going tracking)
                      • Complete eligibility screenings for all referrals and enrollment paperwork for all eligible program participants
                      • Assessing and evaluating the needs of victims while providing appropriate services and maintaining appropriate documentation
                      • Build and maintain relationships with various local, state, and federal stakeholders including law enforcement agencies
                      • Develop strategies to further assist in the identification and referral of victims of crime and human trafficking in Arizona
                      • Ensure acute needs are met in a timely, trauma-informed and client centered manner for each program participant
                      • Develop and strengthen knowledge and understanding of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), accompanying regulations, reauthorizations and related policies concerning anti-trafficking
                      • Provide assistance with the development and implementation of all outreach and training activities to ensure program outcomes and activities are met
                      • Track program activities, compile data and draft reports as required by donor and agency specifications
                      • Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities and generally be an engaged team member
                        • Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency
                        • Maintain the 24hr ALERT emergency hotline in partnership with other program caseworkers
                        • Complete OVC's Understanding Human Trafficking Training
                        • Other duties as assigned
                          Key Working Relationships:
                          Position Reports to: Anti-Trafficking & Victim Services Supervisor
                          Indirect Reporting: Interns/Volunteers
                          Other Internal and/or external contacts: The Victim Services Caseworker will be responsible for developing relationships within the IRC network and external relations with social service agencies and government entitiesInternal: IRC Victim Services and Anti-Trafficking Programs External: Arizona anti-human trafficking and domestic violence coalitions, larger anti-trafficking network including Freedom Network USA and other OVC grantees, attorney offices providing pro-bono legal services, law enforcement, social service agencies, community education presentations, community outreach
                          Job Requirements: Education:
                          • Undergraduate degree in Human Services or similar field strongly preferred; comparable related work experience may be substituted.Work Experience:
                            • 2+ years of related work experience; 1-year minimum working with victims of crime or other vulnerable populations.
                            • Case management and/or victims assistance experience preferredDemonstrated Skills and Competencies:
                              • Excellent written and spoken English skills
                              • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented
                              • Excellent writing and analytical skills
                              • Public Speaking and/or presentation experience preferred
                              • Ability to effectively communicate and work as a team member with collaborative partners, the community, and clients in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment
                              • Computer literacy, data base experience preferred
                              • Ability to work independently and be a flexible team playerLanguage Skills:
                                • Fluency in written and spoken English, bilingual ability preferred in Dari, Spanish, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, French or other refugee/immigrant language used in Arizona. Cross-cultural understanding and strong communication skills, both written and verbal.Certificates or Licenses:
                                  • Must have a valid driver's license, active insurance policy, access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area.
                                  • In accordance with Arizona State Law, must possess or be eligible to receive a fingerprint clearance card.
                                    Working Environment:
                                    • A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and 'field' time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
                                    • May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
                                    • Must be able to lift 35 to 50 pounds (furniture, household supplies, and food boxes).
                                      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. #LI-GR1

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