Safe Release Specialist

POSITION TITLE: Safe Release Specialist

FLSA STATUS: Non- Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Immigration Legal Services

REPORTS TO:  Immigration Legal Services Director

DATE: October 2023

WORK LOCATION: MidPointe Cincinnati

Position Summary

The Safe Release Specialist’s primary function is to provide fingerprinting and resources to sponsors of unaccompanied minors.   

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinates with sponsors, shelters, and LIRS to schedule fingerprint appointments for sponsors.  
  • Completes paperwork accurately and in compliance with program standards. Makes copies of required documents for client files. Ensures that all files are accounted for and properly completed each month. Ensures that items are filed in an organized manner for quick retrieval and reference.  
  • Enters sponsors’ information accurately into the Fingerprint database, conducts the digital fingerprints, and submits the completed information electronically.  
  • Refers clients to Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Alien Children (LOPC). 
  • Counsels sponsors on available resources in the area to assist with social support. Provide internal and external referrals for services. 
  • Maintains the Digital Fingerprint Machine through proper care and reporting of any technical issues.  
  • Maintain records to ensure accurate reporting of data on clients served and outcome data for grant reporting 
  • Complies with the “Rules of Behavior for the HHS Digital Fingerprinting System” and the “Safe Release Support Program Manual”  
  • Attends program trainings and conference calls.  
  • May serve as interpreter when language skills are applicable for case services.  
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.  
  • Maintains confidentiality and appropriately handles sensitive information in compliance with the standards for professional responsibility of the legal profession.  
  • Other duties as assigned including; providing coverage as a receptionist for the front desk. 

Minimum Qualifications and Skills Required:

  1. High School Diploma or Equivalent and two years working in human services and an office environment. 
  2. Bachelor degree in human services, social work, sociology, psychology, or another related field preferred not required. 
  3. Superior computer skills including knowledge of Excel (create spreadsheets, sort, drop down menus, formulas, look up tables, etc.) and/or another database. Ability to sort and file document alphabetically and numerically. 
  4. Ability to maintain confidential nature of the position.  
  5. Must be accurate, detail oriented and organized.  
  6. Must have good time management skills.  
  7. Must possess superior listening skills and be patient.  
  8. Must read, write and speak English and Spanish fluently.  
  9. Demonstrated ability to work with partners and groups; excellent communication skills, organizational and facilitation abilities.
  10. Experience working with the population 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.

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