Resource Coordinator (Release Case Manager)
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.

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Post Date: May 29, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: DOE
Location: US - California - Los Angeles
Job Reference: Esperanza Immigrant Rights
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Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc., is a non-profit law firm which provides community education and legal representation to Southern California’s most vulnerable immigrant communities. Esperanza provides legal representation to immigrants who are in detention and/or removal proceedings, and focuses on particularly complex immigration cases which may involve unaccompanied minors, adults with mental health issues, and cases with past criminal or gang history. Esperanza also provides community education programming and pro se assistance to immigrants in removal proceedings both in detained and non-detained settings. Esperanza has proudly provided legal services to immigrants and their families in Los Angeles for over 10 years. More information can be found about Esperanza at

Resource Coordinator for Released Youth:
Esperanza seeks a full-time Coordinator to work with our Released Youth Program. The Coordinator will be under the direct supervision of the Program Manager. The Coordinator will also work on a team with attorneys, legal assistant, and paralegals to provide legal services to released youth.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Identify recently arrived young immigrants’ in need of community integrative services
•Identify and resolve barriers to integration opportunities and services, through a variety of activities including, but not limited to: linkage to medical and dental providers, mental health services, housing referrals, school enrollment, advocacy
•Actively seek information to understand young immigrants’ circumstances, problems, expectations and needs, in order to provide them and their caretaker with appropriate social service referrals
•Follow up on self- referrals and referrals received via community partners
•Obtain consent from young immigrants to participate in program, explain their rights of confidentiality and the process of mandated reporting
•Provide outreach educational sessions on the importance of and access to legal services and community resources
•Deliver age-appropriate education to young immigrants and their caretaker on building skills to navigate the complexities of accessing resources.
•Establish and maintain professional partnerships with service providers, potential donors, and other community partners
•Coordinate community events to bridge access to resources
•Assist in developing written protocols and procedures
•Document service contacts, concerns and barriers to services
•Document all program work and maintain monthly reports for program deliveries
•Participate in relevant trainings and meetings as assigned
•Assist legal team with presentations, intake clinics, and receive referrals during the orientations;
•Participate in ongoing training on immigration laws, as well as social services available to unaccompanied minors and their custodians, asylees, immigrants, and clients in need;
•Perform general administrative duties, including filing, copying, note-taking, etc.;
•Provide any other administrative work needed to support Esperanza’s programs;

•Undergraduate degree in social work or related field plus three (3) years of relevant work experience; graduate degree in social work or advanced degree in related field, preferably social work, counseling, or related preferred;
particularly with children, families, or clients with trauma history is a huge plus;
•Spanish language fluency is required and will be tested at time of interview;

Must speak, read and write Spanish

Contact Details
Name: Program Manager
Address: 1530 James M. Wood Blvd.
City: Los Angeles
State/Province: California
Zipcode: 90015
Country: United States