Position: Home Study and Post Release Services Case Manager
Join the dynamic Latino Memphis team, a group of diverse individuals passionate about Memphis and devoted to connecting, collaborating, and advocating for Latino Memphians. The work of Latino Memphis is a collective approach that aims to create a vibrant Latino middle class in Memphis; a concept that will not only impact Latinos, but the entire community. Latino Memphis remains more committed than ever to raising the voice of Latinos in our region and working toward building a vibrant city.
Home Study and Post Release Services (HSPR) provides residential services for unaccompanied minors ranging in age from infants to seventeen years old who have entered the country without documents and without their parents. Fostering an atmosphere of family and security, we attend to the emotional, legal, medical, educational, and recreational needs of the children until they can be reunited with their families either in the U.S. or in their home country. HSPR provides preplacement assessments to ensure the safe placement of unaccompanied children in their proposed home as well as post release services to support families in adjusting to reunification.
The Home Study and Post-Release Case Manager will provide a variety of specialized services related to the processes of conducting home studies and providing post-release case management. It will include both local and out of state travel for the purpose of conducting home visits.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
● Assess and provide a recommendation for the purpose of reunifying children with their potential sponsors, including conducting interviews and background checks and documenting findings in a comprehensive report within timelines established by funding body.
● Complete home visits to meet with children and their sponsors post-release.
● Coordinate referrals and service planning in relevant areas
● Work with children and their sponsors to encourage and ensure progress through their individual service plans
● Continually assess ongoing changes in behavior and general conditions that could impact the safety of a participant
● Build and maintain relationships with community services providers in relevant areas
● Serve as point person for stakeholders in each family’s case, including legal providers
● Participate in regular case management and staffing meetings
● Maintain accurate records and consistently ensure the confidentiality of information relevant to children and their cases
● Maintain records of post release services including measurable outcomes and justification for termination of services
● Submit required reports and documentation in a timely manner
● Provide crisis intervention when necessary, including involving Child Protective Services
● Travel both locally and out of state for the purpose of conducting home visits depending on their assigned caseload.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
● Education and/or Experience: Bachelors in Social Science or related field is required.
Experience in family reunification, home assessment and report writing, family preservation and/or general child welfare.
● Language Skills: Bilingual ability in English and Spanish is required. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence.
● Licenses: A valid driver’s license is required.
● Other: Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check. Ability to travel independently throughout relevant region. Must have regular access to a reliable vehicle. Ability to work during non-traditional hours such as evenings and weekends.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Casey Bryant, Casey@LatinoMemphis.org, by September 29, 2017.