Program: Refugio Unaccompanied Children
Work Schedule: Full Time
Reports to: Lead Case Worker
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Keeping children safe and secure
Building nurturing and stable families
Improving school readiness
Fostering effective parenting
Developing social and emotional competence
Advancing research-based practices
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The Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program is a 24-hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.
Case Managers are responsible for coordinating family reunification services and assessing the needs of each unaccompanied child (UC) in care.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Utilize trauma theory and brief therapeutic techniques to work with unaccompanied children entering the United States during a typical shelter stay of 30-35 days.
Complete an intake interview upon admission and promptly identify needed services.
Assess family, education, history of trauma, personal goals, and potential experience with human exploitation/trafficking.
Develop interventions and an individual service plan consistent with each child's psycho-social needs.
Maintain direct contact with each UC and, to the extent possible, with the UC's family and potential sponsors.
Maintain appropriate documentation according to program regulations.