Who We Are
The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is the only non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. area focused exclusively on providing legal assistance to the adult and children immigrants detained by the government in the Capital Region.
This position can be filled in Washington, DC or Baltimore offices, however presence in DC office may be frequently required.
Description of Position
The case manager works in partnership with CAIR Coalition attorneys to safeguard the rights and dignity of all detained immigrants and provide critical case management for the National Qualified Representation Program (NQRP) clients with mental health diagnoses or other indicia of incompetency. This position engages with clients to advocate for their non-legal needs, specifically related to a client’s release from detention. The case manager serves three primary functions:
- Case management: The case manager coordinates and implements post-release plans for clients
- Community advocacy: The case manager builds relationships with a myriad of community partners, detention center/jail staff, and volunteers.
- Program coordination: The case manager monitors the timeline of NQRP cases, and assists in effective implementation of program reporting requirements.
- Assist CAIR Coalition attorneys anticipate the needs of their clients upon release and incorporate appropriate resources into a post-release plan.
- Facilitate clients’ release from detention centers and assist clients in implementing the post-release plan.
- Coordinate psychological evaluations, medical evaluations, and various social support assistance for clients who are detained.
- Enter all client-related notes into case management systems and maintain confidentiality.
- Support compliance requirements of the NQRP by managing the timeline of NQRP cases.
- Create and maintain relationships with social service providers in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area who can assist with housing, social services, mental health services, and substance abuse counseling for immigrants recently released from detention.
- Bachelor’s degree required; preference for a degree in social work, counseling or related field.
- Demonstrated interest in immigrants’ rights and assisting clients with mental health diagnoses.
- Knowledge of immigration system a plus, but not required.
- Ability to build relationships with new and existing stakeholders to address the needs of the population served.
- Knowledge of local community organizations and resources serving immigrants a plus.
- Ability to work well independently with limited supervision.
- Proficiency in Salesforce helpful, but not required.
- Proficiency in a second language, particularly Spanish, preferred.
Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, four weeks vacation plus all federal holidays. We are an LRAP eligible employer.
How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to HR@caircoalition.org to apply.