Social Worker

  • 18 Nov 2018
  • Clarkston, Georgia, United States of America
  • Permanent
  • US-Based Positions

The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Social Worker to provide intensive case management and social rehabilitation services to survivors of war trauma or torture from diverse geographic, cultural and social backgrounds who are resettled refugees or asylum seekers. This position will pursue opportunities beyond direct client care in areas such as resource building related to client social service needs. The Social Worker will provide screening of new clients as well as information and referral services. Social Worker will also manage interpreter and volunteer programs.  Position is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Responsibilities:

  • Intensive Case Management: Assess, plan, coordinate and monitor intensive needs of clients.  Seek, develop and coordinate community referrals to facilitate biopsychosocial rehabilitation goals of clients. Assist clients in obtaining needed biopsychosocial services. Monitor and evaluate service delivery and client progress in meeting occupational, educational, social and other recovery goals related to clients’ mental health needs. Provide task-oriented problem-solving methods.  Meet with client as needed and minimally once per month. Complete case notes using DAP format and actively participate in termination and discharge planning.

 

  • Information & Referrals:  Respond all to requests, either over the phone or in-person, for services from potential clients and general requests for information or resources.  Conduct clinical screening interview with potential clients to determine eligibility for services, collect history and to assess risk, symptomatology and service needs.  Maintain accurate records on all inquiries.  Participate in a weekly team meeting to determine disposition of cases and provide social, legal, physical, & mental health service referrals. 

 

  • Volunteer Management: Screen prospective volunteers, contact references, determine appropriate role for applicants and provide orientation for new volunteers in collaboration with director of volunteer services.  Provide on-going communication and recognition to volunteers. Liaise with CVT staff members in order to facilitate requests and create new opportunities.  Maintain administrative records, contribute to and generate reports related to volunteer contributions at CVT.

 

  • Interpreter Services Management: Oversee the interpreter program, including hiring, training and supervising interpreters. Provide support and training to interpreters. Address vicarious trauma issues as well as challenges with interpreter role. Train and coach staff members on working with interpreters.  Organize yearly interpreter trainings, provide feedback, and serve as liaison between interpreters and staff.  Maintain appropriate records.

 

  • Team Collaboration:  Participate in clinical supervision, case consultations, administrative reviews and informal consultations as needed. Opportunities for co-facilitation of groups with psychotherapists and participation in training/outreach activities, as assigned. 

Qualifications:

Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Master of Social Work or full-time equivalent providing social work services
  • Two years of cross-cultural experience providing social work in a social services or health care / mental health setting, to include the ability to intervene appropriately in a therapeutic manner based on the psychological presentation of clients.
  • LMSW in Georgia or out-of-state equivalent

Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Three or more years of cross-cultural experience providing social work in a social services or health care / mental health setting, to include the ability to intervene appropriately in a therapeutic manner based on the psychological presentation of clients.
  • LCSW in Georgia or out-of-state equivalent
  • Experience supervising staff, volunteers or interpreters
  • Professional experience working with survivors of trauma
  • Previous work experience with refugees or immigrants or other under-served populations

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and cross-cultural communications skills
  • Excellent skills in organization, attention to detail and time management (including the ability to meet deadlines)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, recognize appropriate boundaries and cope with emotionally stressful situations
  • Knowledge of local resources for clients
  • Ability to seek out new resources for clients and make referrals for those services
  • Ability to work with clients through an interpreter
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively manage multiple priorities and one's own schedule
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Interest in or commitment to human rights

To Apply:  Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations by November 18, 2018 

 

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