The Door’s Legal Services Center represents young people in matters such as immigration, public benefits, housing, and family law. We seek an Immigrant Youth Social Worker to work closely with unaccompanied children (UCs) who are in Office of Refugee Resettlement (“ORR”) custody or have been recently released from detention to the greater New York area.
The Social Worker will provide bilingual (Spanish/English or French/English) case management and advocacy services to immigrant youth detained in ORR shelters in New York, as well as at The Door. The Social Worker will work closely with The Door’s attorneys, as well as ORR case workers and clients’ families to support our clients through the immigration process. In addition, this person will connect clients to services for housing, education, pregnancy and parenting, employment, and mental health.
•Provide case management to immigrant youth in ORR custody or recently released from custody to the greater New York area
•Collaborate with ORR program staff to create release plans for detained children
•Evaluate the total scope of the client’s needs with subsequent referral and follow-up to other services as needed
•Connect youth in need of additional services to internal and external providers
•Develop connections to free or low-cost Spanish and other-language mental health providers throughout the city
•Provide case management services to help youth establish and work towards key life goals, i.e.; academic, work, and mental health goals
•Collaborate with The Door’s Legal Department staff and outside agencies around issues related to immigrant youth
•Write advocacy letters and affidavits in support of clients’ legal cases
•Provide training and technical support for The Door’s attorneys and other Door staff
•Develop and facilitate events and workshops for immigrant youth in response to client needs
•Document and report service delivery to ensure compliance with funding requirements
•Other duties as assigned
Hours: 35 hours per week