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Case Manager and Employment Specialist

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Reporting to the Client Services Supervisor, the Case Manager and Employment Specialist will provide case management, employment, and supportive services to newly arriving refugees and other Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) eligible populations. The position will support the self-sufficiency and integration of newcomers. Direct service programs may include Reception and Placement (R&P), Matching Grant (MG), Preferred Communities, Refugee Support Services (RSS), and Asylum Services (AS).


Global Refuge, formerly known as Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is a nonprofit serving newcomers seeking safety, support, and a share in the American dream. Since 1939, we have welcomed those seeking refuge, upholding a legacy of compassion and grace for people in crisis. We walk alongside individuals, families, and children as they begin their new lives in the United States through our work in refugee resettlement, welcome and respite services for asylum seekers, economic empowerment and employment, and family unification for unaccompanied children. To date, we have served over 750,000 people from around the globe. Our comprehensive services leverage our extensive organizational expertise as well as government, community, and faith partnerships.

Attracting and retaining the best talent is vital to our continued growth and we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • medical, dental, vision available the first day of employment,
  • professional development, tuition reimbursement,
  • generous paid time off including 20 days of vacation, 12 days of sick leave, 12 paid holidays,
  • 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave and up to 12 weeks of fully paid FMLA leave,
  • company 403(b) contribution of 3%, an additional 7% match which vests immediately,
  • Family Building benefits for reproductive procedures, adoption/foster care assistance, and
  • an annual wellness benefit that can be customized to support your personal needs including funding enrichment classes, gym memberships, and healthy eating plans (to name a few) all in an inclusive and progressive environment!

At Global Refuge, welcoming newcomers isn't just our duty-it's an inherent part of our identity, rooted in our Lutheran heritage and inspired values and serving as a testament to our unwavering commitment to those in search of refuge. Please join us as we make a difference in the lives of newcomers.



  • Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate client-centered, trauma-informed support.
  • Assist in providing reception services to arriving refugees including airport pick-up.
  • Screen and enroll eligible families and individuals.
  • In collaboration with the client, create a service plan to address needs, remove barriers, and achieve self-sufficiency.
  • Consistency review of service plan and update throughout the program period.
  • Provide support to meet identified needs including housing, school enrollment, referral to healthcare, social services, benefits enrollment, and employment, as applicable.
  • Provide employment services including job readiness training, resume writing assistance, interview preparation, and job placement to program participants.
  • Maintain regular contact with clients in accordance with program requirement timeframe.
  • Ensure the provision of gender equity services.
  • Closely monitor service provision to ensure non-duplication with other federally funded programs.
  • Provide interpretation and translation services to program participants, as well as transportation and accompaniment to appointments as required.
  • Provide cross-cultural and enhanced orientation to ensure a smooth process of resettlement.
  • Conduct outreach, engage in public speaking, and ensure those seeking support are connected to services.
  • Conduct outreach to potential employers.
  • Work to connect clients with supportive community networks and systems to remove barriers and ensure self-sufficiency and long-term integration.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation in the client's case file and online database to ensure services are clearly documented throughout the client's service period.
  • Submit programmatic reports as required.
  • Deliver services in accordance with program guidelines including R&P, MG RSS, and AS.
  • Attend stakeholder meetings and work with community partners to learn about resources for newly arriving refugees and other ORR-eligible populations and make referrals when needed.
  • Cultivate new relationships with service providers, referral partners, and local employers.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with key stakeholders and service providers to ensure that program participants are linked and offered services in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that newly arriving refugees and other ORR-eligible populations are being served in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner within the community and provide education and advocacy when necessary.
  • Participate in performance-related goal setting and achievement to meet personal and organizational objectives and goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in a Social Work or behavioral/human services field or two years of experience providing case management and/or social services preferred.
  • Experience working with refugees, immigrants, or limited English speakers, highly preferred.
  • Fluency in one of the key languages used by client populations is preferred (includes but is not limited to Spanish, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Farsi, French, Swahili).
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, and database programs.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, troubleshoot, and follow projects through with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently, with a high level of self-motivation.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including keen listening ability and relationship building.
  • Must have reliable transportation, a clean driving record, and valid insurance and be able to travel locally as required.
  • Cross-cultural or international experience preferred
  • Deep commitment to LIRS' core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.


Global Refuge is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We participate in E-Verify.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package in an innovative and rewarding work environment. Salaries are based on the latest market data and reflect the education, skills and requirements for the role. Differentials may exist based on the region and language abilities. Global Refuge has been welcoming newcomers since 1939. Learn more at

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.