Refugee and Immigrant Youth Services Caseworker job vacancy in Jewish Family and Community Services of Pittsburgh – Jobs in Pennsylvania

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Job Details
Company Name :
Jewish Family and Community Services of Pittsburgh
Company Location :
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Job Position :
Refugee and Immigrant Youth Services Caseworker
Job Category :
Jobs in Pennsylvania

Job Description :
About JFCS:
In today’s world, it is important that your life’s work brings you value and purpose. By joining the team at JFCS, you will experience hands-on opportunities that directly help people in the Greater Pittsburgh region through life’s changes and challenges.

Proudly voted by JFCS employees as one of Pittsburgh’s best places to work for +10 years, our care and commitment to our employees and our clients is our top priority. We are looking for new employees who share our commitment to providing critical, high quality services to the community.


Collaborative work environment and diverse staff
37.5 hours work week with flexible scheduling to support work-life balance
Hybrid work model (part of the week in office, part remote)
Sick Time = 12 days a year
Vacation Time = starts at 2 weeks the first year and then increases with longevity up to 4 weeks total
Additional paid time off for all employees = most federal holidays, 3-5 floating holidays (to be used at employee’s discretion), and a number of Jewish holidays
Comprehensive health insurance – medical, dental and vision
Short and long term disability, life insurance and a 401k package for which JFCS contributes 4% of salary after the first year of service
Annual longevity bonuses after the first year of service

About JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services:
Around the world, people flee tragedy and war in their home countries. Some are fortunate enough to resettle in the United States. As a JFCS employee, you can help families who have experienced unspeakable trauma build new lives in the Pittsburgh region.

The team at JFCS helps make Pittsburgh a welcoming place for refugees and immigrants, assisting them as they strive to become self-sufficient. JFCS Refugee and Immigrant Services works holistically with all other departments in the agency to ensure that people who are struggling get the range of assistance they need.

Why You Should Apply
Every month refugee children arrive in Pittsburgh with their families looking for a safe new start. All refugee parents want their children to have access to educational opportunities that lead them to learn English, make friends, and succeed academically. Refugee children are excited to go to school and explore new social relationships. The Refugee and Immigrant Youth Services Caseworker is key in helping parents and children achieve these goals.

About this position:
The Refugee and Immigrant Youth Services Caseworker will implement activities for refugee and Afghan school-age students. The Caseworker will lead programs and activities focused on welcoming, orienting, mentoring and inspiring youth success. This includes running after school youth programs at local schools, online and in the community. This individual will also support families with education and enrichment activities to extend the joy of learning to the whole family. This position will work primarily with school aged youth and their parents. This position will require evening and weekend hours to lead enrichment activities for youth.

Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) in social service, education or related field; two years of experience preferably in refugee or immigrant social services; must love youth and have a high tolerance for kid chaos, have excellent English (spoken and written); top level organizational and communication skills as well as ability to work under strict deadlines; creativity and curiosity a necessity, as well as the ability to work as part of a team with case workers, employment specialists, interpreters and others; sensitive to cultural differences of clients and staff from diverse backgrounds; functional vehicle to transport families is required; able to work flexible hours. Fluency in another language is a plus.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct Service:

Provide programming for youth and their families through groups, art, language acquisition, mentoring and fun activities.
Mentor youth for leadership development.
Facilitate sessions with youth and families at their home, virtually, and in the community
Inform families of new resources and events in the community
Conduct home visits to evaluate ongoing needs and progress
Provide support and assist with facilitating all in person events in the school year and during the summer
Support Refugee and Immigrant Department’s resettlement team in addressing any needs relating to school enrollment, cultural orientation to school system, helping to address issues the family is having with school
Support all youth program staff with activity or programming support when needed
Work with a team to develop appropriate, evidence-informed programming that is engaging and fun.
Follow up with enrolled children and their families at least once a month to coach and track progress.
Must be available to work after school hours and some weekends and or evenings for special events.


Keeps accurate, timely records on youth progress, outcomes and milestone achievements.
Employs continuous quality improvement analysis to program processes and activities.
Orient and supervise mentor interactions focused on youth safety, developmental understanding and cultural respect.
Participates in maintaining positive collaborations with community organizations such as ARYSE, Hello Neighbor, and Casa San Jose as well as schools throughout the region.

Other Duties:

Maintain an attitude of enthusiasm, a strengths-based approach and a highly collaborative relationship with all individuals involved in JFCS programming, clients as well as staff.
Participate in ongoing training for volunteer mentors as well as professional staff development.
Support volunteers, mentors and interns involved with the program, as appropriate.
Other duties as needed.

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