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Unaccompanied Children Case Manager (Spanish-speaking)

About This Position

The Case Manager will provide direct services to clients of the Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program. The UC Program provides services to non-U.S. citizens under the age of 18 who are in Office of Refugee Resettlement shelters and are reuniting with family members or friends in Minnesota or a neighboring state. The case manager will conduct safety assessments of the potential homes and connect the children to supportive services after release. The case manager will also provide post-release intensive case management services to some clients.

Refugee Services

Anti-Trafficking and Youth Services Program Manager

Salary range:
$50,000 – $54,000


FLSA Status:

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Position open until filled. Applications will be reviewed starting April 15, 2024.

Former refugees, New Americans and people of color are highly encouraged to apply.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide trauma-informed direct services to unaccompanied immigrant children after release from ORR shelters. This includes assessment, safety planning, resource coordination, transportation, and providing informal emotional support
  • Facilitate referrals for youth and their sponsors/families to resources such as housing, legal services, food banks, medical and dental clinics, and mental health services
  • Complete home studies to assess the safety and fitness of potential sponsors for unaccompanied children
  • Visit a potential sponsor’s home and assess suitability of conditions for a child
  • Travel throughout Minnesota to meet with unaccompanied children and their sponsors
  • Participate in the maintenance and development of the programs through monthly coordinator calls, meetings, written reports, and community outreach
  • Maintain organized files and timely, detailed case notes and client reports. Enter client information into program database(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Qualifications

  • Commitment to the human rights and general welfare of refugees and immigrants
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, behavioral science, human services or social services field
  • Minnesota Social Work license (LSW or greater) preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced multicultural office environment, take initiative, and be able to handle and prioritize multiple assignments
  • Experience providing direct services to immigrant youth and/or experience in child welfare, foster care/adoption, or a related field
  • Knowledge of local community resources, child welfare, kinship care and family preservation
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of trauma and trauma-informed care
  • Strong interviewing, assessment, and writing skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively, create an organized schedule, and maintain organized case files and documentation
  • Strong ability to respond to and manage crisis situations with clients
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and own car and be willing to travel across Minnesota and transport clients in your vehicle

Additional Requirements

  • Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity.
  • Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
  • Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The International Institute of Minnesota values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals and New Americans to apply. IIMN is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

About Us

The International Institute of Minnesota is a dynamic organization that provides services to maximize the talents and opportunities New Americans bring to our state. The Institute assists low income New Americans in their transition to a new homeland by providing comprehensive services for successful integration. The Institute serves more than 4,000 New Americans annually with new arrival social services to employment placement and advancement through to U.S. Citizenship attainment. Programs are divided into three primary areas: Refugee Services, Education and Employment Training Services, and Immigration Services. The Institute also provides advocacy for policy reforms and supports systems change that improve opportunities for New Americans to move their lives forward.

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Please call or email us if you have a question or need help with your employment application.

Dana Onato-Pannkuk
Human Resources Generalist
(651) 377-8614

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