The Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program
Taconic Retreat Center, Milan NY
The Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program is a 24 hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors. Case Managers are responsible for coordinating family reunification services and assessing the needs of each UAC (Unaccompanied Child) in care.
Utilize trauma theory and brief therapeutic techniques to work with unaccompanied children entering the United States during a typical shelter stay of 30-35 days.
Complete an intake interview upon admission and promptly identify needed services.
Assess family, education, history of trauma, personal goals, and potential experience with human exploitation/trafficking.
Develop interventions and an individual service plan consistent with each child's psycho-social needs.
Maintain direct contact with each UAC and, to the extent possible, with the UACs family and potential sponsors.
Maintain appropriate documentation according to program regulations.
Each Case Manager will carry up to 8 cases
All case management professionals must be bilingual (English-Spanish).
Case Managers must have a MSW or Bachelor's degree in a related social services field.
Child welfare experience strongly preferred. Licensure a plus.
All candidates must have good communication skills and a demonstrated ability to meet documentation requirements.
All candidates must be computer proficient.
Given that Refugio’s partners often include faith-based organizations (FBO), applicants should have demonstrated experience in working with FBO’s.