Social Worker

OPENING DOORS INC Sacramento, CA $27.88 to $32.69 per hour

Position title: Social Worker (MSW or LCSW), Undocumented Unaccompanied Minors Program

Reports to: Managing Attorney

Classification: Full-time, Non-exempt

Supervises others: No          

Salary: $27.88 - $32.69 per hour


About us: Opening Doors, Inc., envisions a world in which migrants and refugees lead lives of joy and belonging, embraced by welcoming communities. Our mission is to enrich communities by supporting immigrants, refugees, and survivors of trafficking on their path towards stability, self-sufficiency and belonging.

Opening Doors is guided by our organizational values:

·       Rising Together: We are in this together and depend on each other.

·       Honoring Dignity: We recognize and honor everyone’s strength and inherent dignity.

·       Embracing Courage: We do the right thing, even when the path is uncertain.

·       Seeking Joy: We take time to be together, celebrating our diverse cultures and recognizing our victories.

Opening Doors began in 1993 as a small refugee resettlement agency, and today serves 2,000 clients per year across our 5 program areas: Refugee Programs, Survivors of Trafficking Programs, Immigration Legal Services, Health Programs and Economic Prosperity Programs.

Ideal candidate: The ideal candidate is a licensed and qualified social worker with superior communication skills and who is a tenacious and creative advocate for undocumented unaccompanied minors.   

This candidate will have the ability to work effectively in multi-cultural work environments, showing respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, and will be passionate about Opening Doors’ mission.

Responsibilities: The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

·       Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate clinical case management services to undocumented unaccompanied minors (UUM) with significant needs.

·       Conduct intake and assessment of UUM clients and develop client-centered plans with the goal of stabilizing needs and providing necessary supports. Provide and connect clients with comprehensive and linguistically appropriate mental health services.

·       Coordinate and maintain communication with key stakeholders.

·       Assess the safety and appropriateness of the placement on an ongoing basis using child welfare principles and social work best practices through phone/video calls, interviews, and home visits.

·       Maintain a high standard of record-keeping according to program policies and procedures.

·       Provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that each child receives the services they require.

·       Coordinate with the Immigration Legal Services Attorneys, Survivors of Trafficking Caseworkers, and Refugee Resettlement Program as needed.

Other duties may be assigned in the sole discretion of the Organization. The Organization may assign or shift duties and responsibilities to this position at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Required qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

·       Possession of MSW certification.

·       At least one year of direct clinical experience.

·       Knowledge of trauma-responsive service provision and crisis intervention skills.

·       Fluency in Spanish.

·       Active listening and capacity to communicate effectively, both verbal and in writing.

·       Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment.

Preferred qualifications: The requirements listed below are not required but are desired.

·       Possession of LCSW certification.

·       Experience in child welfare, child placements, family preservation, behavioral health counseling, and social service provision.

·       Experience in monitoring and evaluation to assist in grant reporting.


Physical requirements and work environment: The following demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Social Worker-UUM position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people to perform the described essential functions.

While performing this job, the employee is required to sit often and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, lift approximately 25 pounds on occasion, and to stoop, kneel, or squat, and drive on occasion. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

How to apply: Please visit this link to apply:

Opening Doors provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees, applicants and any third parties, for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Opening Doors complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination laws.

All Opening Doors employees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Accommodations may be requested due to medical or religious reasons.

Opening Doors participates in E-Verify.


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