Social Services Case Aide

Position Summary:  Tahirih is seeking to hire a Social Services Case Aide to Tahirih Justice Center, a non-profit legal services organization, seeks an outgoing and empathetic professional for our Social Services Aide role. Based out of our Falls Church, VA office, this role will require a high degree of emotional intelligence and discretion to support immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence. This position will work in tandem with the Social Services Program Manager to provide holistic trauma-informed support to our clients. 

Please note: This is a one year grant funded position with the option for renewal.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Conduct social service, mental health, and medical needs assessments for Tahirih clients
  • Maintain a case load of 15-25 clients
  • Provide initial and ongoing crisis intervention, safety planning, and education about victim’s rights to clients 
  • Research information, provide referrals, advocate and accompany clients, as needed, to access housing/shelter, food banks, education, counseling, budgeting, medical services, public benefits, Crime Victims Compensation, and other social services available locally
  • Write letters of support for cases upon request
  • Maintain regular communication with clients through regular calls and in-person meetings to provide follow-up, additional referrals, and to address other non-legal needs 
  • Maintain clients’ records by inputting case notes, resource information, and progress
  • Organize and facilitate client support group and other client workshops 
  • In collaboration with the Social Services Program Manager, conduct outreach presentations and meetings with partner service providers and public audiences as needed 
  • Support special events and donations drives as needed
  • Supervise academic interns supporting case management work as needed

  • 2 to 3 years of relevant experience serving the needs of a diverse population;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field;
  • Fluent in Spanish (written and spoken), additional languages a plus;
  • Experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • An engaging communicator that can effectively and independently communicate with diverse; audiences and network collaboratively among a variety of stakeholder groups;
  • Comfortable in a collaborative, consultative environment; 
  • Exemplary time management and prioritization skills;
  • Creative problem solving skills 
  • Knowledge of working with migrant populations

Annual salary and benefits:  Competitive compensation depends on experience. Generous benefits include fully-paid employee health, vision and dental insurance; a 401(k) defined contribution retirement plan; flexible work schedules; professional development including in-house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other growth opportunities. Employees have a very generous self-managed leave benefit inclusive of vacation, sick and holidays, including an office closure the week between Christmas and New Year’s. 

About the Tahirih Justice Center:  The Tahirih Justice Center is a growing national non-profit organization that supports the courage of immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence by providing holistic legal services and advocacy in courts, Congress, and communities. Through pro bono holistic legal services, community outreach and education and nonpartisan public policy advocacy, Tahirih protects women and girls seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, honor crimes, and forced marriage. Tahirih is a Bahá’í-inspired organization and works to create a world where women and girls can live in safety and with dignity. Tahirih’s 70 employees work from offices in the DC metro area, Baltimore, Houston, Atlanta, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Submissions:  Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references.

Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

Tahirih Justice Center is committed to equal opportunity and promotes equity and transparency as core values. Tahirih practices inclusiveness in decision making through the use of consultation with employees throughout the organization. Tahirih does not discriminate against any person on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, ability, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Applicants committed to equity from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and identities are encouraged to apply. 

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