Refugee Support Services Case Manager

POSITION TITLE: Refugee Support Services Case Manager

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Refugee Resettlement

REPORTS TO: Case Management Supervisor, Refugee Resettlement Services

DATE: August 2022

WORK LOCATION: MidPointe Cincinnati

Position Summary

Under direction, this position provides case management services to Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees. This position assesses individual and family needs and provides case management to eliminate barriers that are identified through the creation of a family self-sufficiency plan and individual employment plan. This position works collaboratively with community and internal partners to establish a continuum of care for Parolees served through the program. This position may also assist with serving secondary migrants, asylees and refugees outside of their initial Reception & Placement period as needed to promote self-sufficiency.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Complete intake and assessments on clients assigned to case load within required time frames set forth in Refugee Support Services protocol.
  • Develop family centered self-sufficiency plans for clients on assigned case load. Assist clients in achieving the targets identified in the plan by working with them to eliminate barriers.
  • Develop individual employment plans for adult members of assigned case load. Assist clients in achieving the targets identified in the plan by working with them to eliminate barriers.
  • Connect clients to public benefits and Agency services, including Medicaid, Food Stamps, ESL and Employment services, and ensure an understanding of how to access them after case management services end.
  • Connect clients to community resources to help address needs and benefit their daily living (i.e. food pantries, thrift stores, faith communities)
  • Meet with walk-in clients during designated hours to assess service needs, enroll in program services and provide community referrals.
  • Ensure case files, both paper and electronic, are kept up to date with the required documentation as set forth in grant and program guidelines.
  • Complete case notes for all client interactions and ensure information is entered into the program database and the State database systems in a timely manner per documentation policy procedures.
  • Maintain communication and cultural understanding with clients, between clients and partners, the Agency, and the community.
  • Provide case management services to Ukrainian Parolees, as well as secondary migrants, asylees, parolees and refugees to reduce barriers to employment and promote self-sufficiency.
  • Collaborate with Refugee Resettlement Services staff as needed to ensure that clients are receiving the services they need to achieve their goals.
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor degree in social services or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of cultures, partners and groups; excellent communication skills, organizational and facilitation abilities.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work with varying client needs and clients from other cultures
  • Ability to work well in team environment
  • English required, foreign language skills a plus.
  • Proficient in computer-based client database systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to drive personal and/or agency vehicles
  • Experience working in refugee resettlement or with refugee/immigrant populations- preferred
  • Proficiency in Ukrainian or Russian language preferred

Work Environment:

Typical office environment with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to meet the following physical requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Use hands to manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment
  • Talk to other employees/clients and hear them
  • See and be able to read, write, and interpret written documents
  • Occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 15 pounds

About Catholic Charities and Organizational Responsibility:

For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has served the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Our programs have changed over the years, but our commitment to serve the poor, protect the vulnerable and welcome the stranger has not wavered. Our mission is to Serve, Enlighten and Empower. We serve local families and change local lives.

Employees of Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio will have knowledge of the Catholic faith, a willingness to work for a Catholic, faith-based agency and adhere to the policies of Catholic Charities. Employees will not publicly oppose the teachings of the Catholic Faith nor publicly advocate for any position in conflict with Catholic teaching, or the specific positions of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This requirement includes any public speech, demonstration or writing including the use of social media or other digital technologies.

Catholic Charities Southwest Ohio is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Please submit resumes to hrd@ccswoh.org.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

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