Family Reunification Casework Assistant

Employer International Rescue Committee
Deadline 1. April 2019
Type Full time
Location United States
Level Entry-level (0-2 years experience required)


The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.

Under the direction of the Senior Program Manager for Resettlement and Immigration Services, the Family Reunification Casework Assistant provides support in two key areas: 1) Providing core resettlement services; 2) Preparing Affidavit of Relationship applications for refugee family members.

The Family Reunification Casework Assistant will be responsible for assisting US residents in applying for refugee status for family members belonging to religious minorities in former Soviet Union countries. The Family Reunification Casework Assistant will also be responsible for assisting casework staff in providing core services to recently arrived refugees.

Family Reunification (AOR) Services duties include conducting eligibility consultations, collecting relevant documents from family members in the US and abroad, helping applicants fill out paper applications and transmit applications to electronic databases, communicating with IRC headquarters concerning a variety of AOR matters, keeping applicants informed on case updates and requests, and responding to client inquiries, overseeing interns and volunteers.

Resettlement and Placement Services duties include assisting the assigned Case Worker in formulating resettlement plans based on each family’s individual skills, abilities and expectations, assisting casework staff with a variety of resettlement tasks such as airport reception, orientation in new accommodation and enrolling children in public schools.

The successful applicant will have graduated high school and preferably have an undergraduate degree. S/he will must be fluent in English with bilingual ability in Ukrainian/Russian. A minimum of two years working with a non-profit or non-governmental organization, preferably in a casework or social services setting, is also required. Experience working with refugee or immigrant clients is strongly preferred.

Candidates should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The successful applicant will also need good organizational skills including the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines without close supervision.

Interested candidates should apply via the website.

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