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Immigration Social Worker Intern

Company: Immigrant Legal Center
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: - - - - - Immigration Social Work InternWORKSITE: - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 position in Central Nebraska; -1 position in LincolnTIMEFRAME: - - - - - - To begin in May or August 2023SCHEDULE: - - - - - - - - Part-time - 15-20hrs/week for 2 academic semesters -ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: - PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:The Social Work Department at ILC is part of a legal-social work interdisciplinary team that provides support to immigrants that have exceptional needs and vulnerabilities. The services provided are based on a holistic, trauma-informed, and collaborative model. An Immigration Social Worker is responsible for supporting and ensuring comprehensive direct case management and supportive services to unaccompanied minors and their families/caretakers. While this social work position is not a clinical/therapeutic position, it does require a therapeutic lens and a comfort with offering a trauma-informed perspective to an interdisciplinary team. - The Social Work Department prides itself on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. As a social justice driven department, we are committed to working in an environment that is as diverse, equitable and inclusive as possible for all staff, clients, and individuals. Social workers are expected to learn about, seek to understand, reflect on, and work to realize our DEI goals. Opportunities for growth and professional development in this area is available.POSITION DESCRIPTION: - The Immigration Social Work Intern will report directly to the Director of Social Work. The Immigration Social Work Intern will provide (1) trauma-informed case management, (2) documentation, and (3) other duties as assigned. This position would begin with thorough and detailed training and shadowing of the social workers during client consultations. This internship position will receive ongoing supervision, guidance, and mentorship from the Director of Social Work and the social work team. - -CORE FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:Trauma-informed Case Management

Offers trauma-informed perspective and assists with presenting family system and needs from a different lensUses social work training and Code of Ethics to assist in contextualizing dynamics of client casesConducts a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment to assist with identifying needs of the youth/familyDevelops individual service plans based upon needs identified during assessmentProvides crisis intervention directly, as needed, or connect the youth/family to services to ensure safetyIdentifies and establish relationships with local service agenciesDirect case management and supportive services including making appropriate referrals to address needs in the following domains: safety, education, health, mental health, substance use, criminal justice/CPS, housing, food insecurity and othersProvides clients with accompaniment to the DMV and Social Security offices, if neededMaintains regular and timely communication with the supervisor around any issues concerning safety, stability, or well-beingParticipates in ongoing supervisionExhibits strong boundaries and client confidentialityBe present and partake in intake assessments of clients with the legal teamFacilitate communication during consultations between clients and legal team to increase information for case developmentDocumentation
Document accurate and detailed case management reports for client filesCompletes detailed, thorough, and timely documentation that are in compliance with ILC and social work policies and procedures.Provide and update accurate time slots and reports to our agency-client database systemsProviding detailed reports to supervisor as neededOther Duties as Assigned
Participate in agency events, trainings, and meetingsContribute to a fostering teamwork environment Remain compliant with ILC's and social work regulations and policiesMaintain an excellent reputation of ILC with clients and community resource members -QUALIFICATIONS:
Dedication to ILC/REC's Core Values and Mission.Enrollment in a BSW or MSW program is required.Excellent fluency, oral and written, English and Spanish skills is required.Experience working with immigrant communities is strongly preferred.Experience working with populations who have a history of complex trauma is preferred.Lived experience is valued. Strong commitment to supporting immigrants.Deep understanding of and ability to work sensitively and well with people of diverse national, ethnic, cultural, religions, gender identities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Strong cultural competence is required.Commitment to ongoing learning, both as an individual and as part of a department, to value, promote and engage in DEI and anti-racism.Commitment to intercultural responsiveness, sensitivity, and awareness, and cross-cultural communication skills and responsive practices.Exceptional interpersonal communication and people skills. Flexibility and adaptability to work with varying client needs.Knowledge of community resources and ability to connect families to community resources.Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills.Impeccable integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.Strong attention to detail and accuracy.Expert in using Office 365 applications (ex. Word, Outlook, Excel, SharePoint, etc.) and strong ability to learn new software and databases.Ability to pass all required background checks.Valid driver's license and access to a personal, insured vehicle is required.COMPENSATION:
Pay rate of $15.00 per hour.This position is a part-time paid internship, therefore is not eligible for all full-time employee benefits. TO APPLY
Please upload and send your resume, cover letter, and three professional references all in PDF format through the application link.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Immigrant Legal Center, Lincoln , Immigration Social Worker Intern, Healthcare , Lincoln, Nebraska

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