Child Protection Caseworker wanted in the United States. Apply Now

Child Protection Caseworker, Job Overview:

Unattended kids who have come to the country unattended and without their parents are given assistance by the Child Protection Caseworker. Before being released to a family member or friend who would act as the child’s legal sponsor in the United States, these youngsters are kept in a government shelter.

To assess the placement’s safety and suitability, the caseworker performs home investigations. Additionally, they provide post-release programs to link children and teens to basic necessities and other supporting services, such as community resources, school enrollment, mental health treatment, and medical care. 

The Caseworker frequently reacts to safety and protection issues, such as child welfare referrals, trafficking concerns, runaway response, gang prevention, and more, in cooperation with a supervisor. With possible sporadic clients in the five boroughs of New York City, the caseworker will primarily serve clients on Long Island.

Major Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Conduct a thorough evaluation to provide a recommendation for the purpose of reuniting minors with their possible sponsors, including speaking with case managers at the shelter, clinicians, the minor, the sponsor, and every member of the household. Within 10 days of the referral, this entails concluding an in-person home visit and summarizing the results in a thorough report.

Child Protection Caseworker wanted in the United States. Apply Now

Complete home visits with children and their sponsors after release are made to determine the child’s safety, identify any potential safety or protection issues, and determine the child’s needs in a variety of life domains. This involves doing a closure report within 90 days of referral and concluding an in-person home visit to gather information for a thorough report within 14 days of referral.

Constantly monitor any changes in a participant’s behavior or the environment that may have an effect on their safety.

Support the rehabilitation and resilience of traumatized unaccompanied children by using a trauma-informed approach.  Keep up a solid awareness of obligatory reporting, protection and safeguarding, and trauma-informed ideas and techniques.

Continually protect the confidentiality of case-relevant information. Maintain correct records in electronic case files and appropriate databases.  Send in the necessary papers and paperwork on schedule.

Travel 200 miles or less from the specified location.

Other duties as required.

Job Requirements:

• A bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) or a degree in a related field of psychology, sociology, education, or another behavioral science is required.  a master’s degree is desired

• The ability to speak both English and Spanish is required.

• A master’s degree is required, or at least two years of relevant professional experience in child welfare, kinship care, foster care, family reunification/preservation, or conducting house studies.

• the ability to grasp, assess, and understand governmental regulations and technological processes 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write business messages and reports.

• Having a valid driver’s license, having access to an insured personal vehicle, and being able to travel about independently within the authorized service delivery region

• FBI background checks and fingerprints

Working Environment:  

Regular travel within the service delivery region for home visits, partner agency meetings, and remote work in addition to the typical office setting

Regular work on the weekends and at non-traditional hours is necessary.

The COVID-19 vaccine is required. IRC requires new hires to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. 

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:

IRC is dedicated to creating an inclusive workplace with a diverse workforce. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: 

The organization embrace diversity in our company and are an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of age, marital status, veteran status, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, or handicap status. 

US Benefits: 

The company offers a wide range of perks that are very competitively priced.  A 403b retirement savings plan with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program that is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and other services are among the benefits offered in the US.

These include 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20–25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental insurance starting at $7 per month, and vision insurance starting at $5 per month. 


Pay scales shown apply to applicants with US addresses. The labor market, the type of employment, internal equity, and the budget are only a few of the variables that influence ranges.  Exact offers are adjusted based on the job’s location, each candidate’s experience, and their talents in relation to those needs.


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