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Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:02 AM



The Temporary Social Worker will work with our in-house attorney and pro bono counsel to address our clients’ social service needs as they receive legal services through Human Rights First’s Refugee Representation program. Hurricane Harvey has magnified our asylum-seeking clients’ social service needs. Our clients do not have access to the traditional safety net programs that provide assistance in the wake of natural disasters. Thus, we intend for our temporary social worker to connect our clients to services in the local area, with the goal of stabilizing their psychosocial situations, facilitating attorney-client communication, and engaging Human Rights First’s partner agencies and social service organizations to achieve successful client outcomes. This position is for four months, likely to start January and end April 2018.


- Master’s degree in social work and at least three years’ experience, including working with immigrant populations, particularly refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrant children and families; - Current licensure as an LCSW in good standing in the State of Texas; - Fluency in Spanish required (reading and writing); - Knowledge of, experience working with and accessing community resources in the metropolitan Houston area; - Ability to communicate patiently, respectfully, and empathetically with individuals from a variety of backgrounds as well as survivors of trauma or torture; - Strong interpersonal and communication skills characterized by clarity and accuracy; - Ability to manage numerous diverse tasks simultaneously, work under pressure, and meet deadlines; - Adaptability in navigating new and dynamic projects; ability to innovate, and recognize and maximize opportunity on behalf of the organization; - Ability to triage and identify issues, and fashion tenable solutions, with the goal of empowering clients, in-house staff, and pro bono partners; - Demonstrated ability to work successfully across organization; and - Fluency in other relevant second languages (Mandarin, French, Arabic and/or others) a plus.

Education: Masters
Yrs Experience: 2-3

Contact: Lesley Kirby Email:

Organization: Human Rights First

• Location: Houston, Houston, TX

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