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Resettlement Case Manager, Russian & Ukrainian

Department: HIAS New York
Location: New York, NY

POSITION SUMMARY:

HIAS New York seeks a Resettlement Case Manager, Russian & Ukrainian to provide initial resettlement, integration and other social inclusion services to refugees and humanitarian migrants from across the globe through the Reception & Placement (R&P), Afghan Placement & Assistance (APA), Matching Grant (MG) and New York State Enhanced Services to Refugees (NYSESRP) programs. While this position will have special language capacity to serve refugee clients from former Soviet Union countries, this position will provide core services to any of HIAS New York’s diverse pool of humanitarian migrant clients in compliance with the requirements of the U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees & Migration (PRM). As HIAS New York gradually returns to in-person services, the Resettlement Case Manager, Russian & Ukrainian follows strict COVID-19 safety protocols to protect clients, staff, volunteers and other partners.

Note, this is a full-time position based in New York, New York. Ukrainian fluency is required, and Russian fluency is strongly preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Undergoes intensive training with HIAS New York staff on R&P, APA, MG and NYSESRP program requirements, core services, case management procedures and protocols, and case management data systems.
  • Combines in-person and remote service delivery formats as mandated by PRM and HIAS Inc., and as approved by HIAS New York supervisors to ensure safe and effective resettlement of new arrivals.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with U.S. ties of assigned cases, if applicable.
  • Facilitates search for appropriate temporary or permanent housing for new arrivals; collaborates with internal and external partners to secure housing.
  • Conducts pre-arrival home inspection to ensure that appropriate housing and all required furniture and household items are available to refugees upon arrival.
  • Coordinates and ensures clients’ airport pick-up, availability of seasonal clothing and footwear, transportation to housing in compliance with traffic laws, culturally appropriate meal and sufficient food supplies upon arrival.
  • Conducts post-arrival home visits to confirm clients’ well-being, address urgent issues and provide house and personal safety orientation.
  • Conducts intake interviews with clients within five days of arrival.
  • Ensures timely and appropriate disbursement of R&P or APA per capita funds to assigned cases, including pocket money.
  • Assists clients with applications for (as applicable for eligible individuals) social security cards, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Cash Assistance, WIC or other services.
  • Facilitates timely enrollment of adult case members in English language programs and employment services, as appropriate.
  • Facilitates school enrollment of school-age children.
  • Assists clients in accessing health services and attending health screenings.
  • Assists with printing out USCIS I-94 Arrival/Departure Forms, completion of AR-11, Change of Address forms, registration with the selective service and accessing legal services, as applicable.
  • Provides Cultural Orientation (CO) on specific topics before the end of the service period.
  • Conducts second post-arrival home visit within 30 days of arrival, and conducts additional home visits if needed.
  • Conducts exit interview to assess the success of services and receives feedback from clients.
  • Facilitates timely client participation in Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) procedures (surveys and focus groups) as needed.
  • Completes all required case management forms and compiles required case file documentation, including detailed case notes, in a timely fashion.
  • Facilitates HOME (Host Organization Model of Engagement) resettlement by providing core R&P services to refugee families resettled through partnerships with host organizations (congregations and other groups); guides HOME volunteers as they welcome refugees to their communities and support HIAS New York’s work.
  • Submits Lautenberg program family reunification applications, or Affidavits of Relationship (AORs), by communicating with U.S. familial ties and preparing pre-case documentation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Work, Human Services, Psychology, International Relations or related field required.
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Ukrainian fluency required; Russian fluency strongly preferred.
  • Previous case management or human service delivery work required; familiarity with U.S. Refugee Admission Program and refugee and/or immigrant social services preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and thrive as a member of a fast-paced, culturally diverse team.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task several urgent projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in trauma-informed, client-centered case management.
  • Lived experience as an immigrant, refugee, asylee and/or asylum-seeker highly valued.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint required.

HIRING PROCESS:

We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process:

Step 1: Submit your application!

Step 2: Phone screen with a HIAS recruiter.

Step 3: Video interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4: Video interview with a panel of HIAS employees.

Step 5: Online reference check with SkillSurvey.

Step 6: Offer and background check with Shield Screening.

Step 7: Start your professional journey with HIAS!

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step.

ABOUT US:

Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts and history of the Jewish people—a history of oppression, displacement and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission and values.

VISION:

HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and opportunity.

MISSION:

Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.

VALUES:

Welcome • Acogimiento • Hospitalité • Hachnasat Orchim

We Welcome the Stranger 

Justice • Justicia • Justice • Tzedek

We Pursue Justice 

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie • Chesed

We Approach our Clients with Empathy 

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération • Chevruta

We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership 

Courage • Coraje • Courage • Ometz

We Act with Courage to Build a Better World 

Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience • Ruach

We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience 

DIVERSITY: 

HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation or other legally protected status.

SAFEGUARDING: 

HIAS is committed to the protection of children, vulnerable adults and any other person from any harm caused directly or indirectly due to their coming into contact with HIAS. We will not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or any form of child abuse or neglect by our staff or associated personnel. Any candidate offered a job with HIAS will be expected to sign and adhere to HIAS’ Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records. HIAS also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. Likewise, HIAS will share this information when other organizations inquire about current and former HIAS staff as part of their recruitment process. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures. 

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