IRC Afghan Placement and Assistance Caseworker Jobs in South Africa

IRC Afghan Placement and Assistance Caseworker Jobs in South Africa

Job Overview:

  • The Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) Caseworker provides trauma-informed services to participants in the Afghan Placement and Assistance Program and other qualified refugees and immigrants to support a positive resettlement experience and the achievement of client self-sufficiency.

  • The Caseworker works closely with clients, colleagues, and external parties to develop service and/or self-sufficiency plans to meet individual client needs and preferences utilizing a broad range of financial, medical, social, vocational, and other services and resources in accordance with client eligibility and program requirements.

  • This position is currently funded through March 2022 with the potential for extension.

    Major Responsibilities:

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate timely pre- and post-arrival services to ensure each client has living essentials such as housing, food, medical care, and access to transportation, and is oriented to their new environment.

  • Conduct intake services with clients to assess needs. Develop self-sufficiency plans and timelines in partnership with each client. Provide individualized support through direct services, referrals, and advocacy.

  • Assess and monitor client progress to support their attainment of established goals, address challenges, and to ensure that available resources are utilized.

  • Detail each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Input client information in database(s) and assist with tracking and reporting as needed.

  • Collaborate effectively with coworkers and partner organizations. Build and maintain relationships with area service providers for the benefit of clients.

  • Use personal, insured vehicle and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area.

  • May
    train and lead the activities of volunteers and interns.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study preferred.

    Work Experience:

  • Relevant professional experience in human services field required; minimum of 2 years’ experience strongly preferred.

  • Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred.

    Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.

  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.

  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written; proficiency in Dari, Farsi, and/or Pashto strongly preferred.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research and problem-solving purposes.

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Afghan Placement and Assistance Caseworker Jobs in South Africa

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