The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston and the CHRISTUS Foundation for Healthcare seek a full-time, bilingual Social Services / Program Coordinator to work directly with patients, asylum seekers and immigrants recently settled in Houston, TX. The Social Services / Program Coordinator will be responsible for providing support in a case management style to assist individuals and families in both a clinic and community-based setting. He or she will identify needs and access services related to food, housing, education, health, mental health, transportation, and child care. The Social Services / Program Coordinator will also create and coordinate on-site programming for families and children that fosters social-educational development, resiliency and wellness, cultural assimilation and that helps individuals become advocates for themselves and their families in a new country.
Â·Bachelorâ€™s degree or higher in Social Work or related field. MSW or LMSW/LCSW preferred.
Â·Fluency in Spanish and English, including speaking, reading and writing.
Â·Understanding of the needs of immigrants and vulnerable families.
Â·Experience in program development and implementation.
Â·Mission driven with a strong ethical character capable of exercising good judgement and discretion with a heart for serving immigrant communities and children.
Â·Can demonstrate intercultural skills and sensitivity.
Â·Ability to work extended hours and weekends.
Â·Minimum of 3 years of related experience required.
Experience working with immigrant families and children preferred.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.