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Afghan Group Services Caseworker

Company: Paid U.S.
Location: Moline
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: World Relief is a unique and invigorating place to work. We are looking for talented, ambitious and collaborative people to come alongside our mission, vision and values as we partner with churches to empower the most vulnerable in the world. We hope these resources provide more insight into your hiring journey with us.World Relief Quad Cities is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time casework position facilitating group programming for Afghan clients that have recently arrived through the Afghan Placement and Assistance program. The primary function of these groups will be to provide extended cultural orientation and support overall education and community integration. The Group Services caseworker will facilitate an Extended Cultural Orientation Group and New Mothers Education group for Afghan women. The Group caseworker will assist with individual casework services as needed for group participants, including but not limited to transportation, appointment scheduling, and arranging interpretation.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Plan & Facilitate group sessionsConduct individual needs assessments with group participantsCreate individual self-sufficiency plans with group participants Monitor client progress towards goals through each group sessionMeet 1:1 with group participants weekly Arrange interpretation for group sessions Arrange community partner presentations to support group learning objectivesIdentify and enroll candidates for group programming Document through case notes group participation and attendanceKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:Bilingual ability desired (Dari/Pashto)Detail-orientedPrevious work with immigrants and refugees Strong communication skillsAbility to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment Ability to follow COVID-19 guidelines and proceduresStrong written and verbal communication skills, to include active listening, developing rapport and resolving conflict.Ability to case note in a timely manner. Previous experience facilitating group programming desiredREQUIREMENTS:Valid Driver's LicenseCommitted to the Mission, Vision, and Values of World ReliefAbility to all background checksCross-cultural experience (required)Trauma Informed Certification or course work (required) Master's degree and/or full professional licensure (preferred). Bachelor's degree in social work, human services, or related discipline is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experiencePHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locationsThe ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 poundsRequires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application informationThe employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hearWORK ENVIRONMENT: General office settingGreat lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be requiredYear-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bendingPhysical, emotional and intellectual demandsEquipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copierAll of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25 hours + per week):World Reliefcontributes to monthly premiums:MedicalDentalAdditional Benefits:Offer 16 Paid Holidays!VisionOfferPaidSick andVacationLeavePaidMaternity Parental LeaveFSAs:Medical & Dependent Care,& CommuterFundingSupplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)LongTermAccidental Death and Dismemberment (AD)Long DistantTravel InsuranceEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)World Relief - Retirement:401K & RothWR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%Eligibility:Full Time is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part time is eligible after 1000 hours in a yearWorldRelief Discounts(Immediately Eligible):VerizonPet Insurancethrough NationwideHome and Auto insurance through Liberty MutualWe are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Legal Background in the United States World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief's Statement of Faith.

Keywords: Paid U.S., Moline , Afghan Group Services Caseworker, Other , Moline, Illinois

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