Resource and Support Services Social Worker

Resource and Support Services Social Worker

Website Rian Immigrant Center

Creating pathways to new beginnings

Resource and Support Services Social Worker 

FULL TIME – EXEMPT: 40 Hours per week



Summary: The Rian Immigrant Center is seeking a full-time MSW social worker who will provide culturally responsive, short-term, and long-term counseling, advocacy and accompaniment, and support group facilitation with adult immigrant clients. The social worker will work collaboratively across Rian programs 

with clients from diverse countries and backgrounds with a particular focus on the Irish and Irish American community.


Direct Client-focused Work: 

Advocacy & Accompaniment 

Provide trauma-informed initial intakes, needs assessments and referrals, assist in scheduling appointments and provide advocacy and accompaniment to access essential and hard-to-obtain resources and services 
Manage a caseload of Irish and non-Irish clients for ongoing counseling, mental health and resource support
Advocate for client needs across Rian programs by referring clients to ILS and Ed Services and support collaboration through regular cross program communication


Provide short term and longer term client-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed counseling services to adult immigrant individuals and families for a variety of mental health needs including anxiety, depression, homesickness, loneliness, isolation and other trauma-related conditions
Coordinate counseling efforts with external mental health and/or medical professionals as appropriate and act as a liaison between clients and service providers
In collaboration with clients, formulate and work toward treatment goals and objectives and track progress over time in client Salesforce record
Screen and assess clients for safety in crisis or emergency situations, facilitating referrals to appropriate services. Plan for follow-up and aftercare as needed 
Conduct intakes assessments and follow-up for counseling support with Exchange Visitor referrals from the Learning Exchange Program


Maintain up to date client records and contact notes in Salesforce for all client-related work
 Identify and share with team relevant resources for RSS client work
 Participate in team, peer supervision meetings, and peer support meetings as available; contribute to the agendas to help facilitate client focused discussions and program strategy
Participate in the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers (CIIC): Social Service Committee as a Rian representative

Program Administration, Operations & Leadership:

Support the mission and values of Rian by demonstrating a commitment to social justice and equity; actively participating in Rian’s efforts toward being an anti-racist organization; and value, promote, and integrate anti-racist ideas and policies into our work
Special projects and administrative tasks as aligned with the candidates interest and ability


A commitment to the overall mission and values of the Rian Immigrant Center.
A Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited university.
Commitment to and experience in working with and providing services to a wide range of racial and ethnic populations.
Some familiarity with immigration law and policy is preferred.
Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with various healthcare professionals and to develop and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with individuals and families.
Knowledge of community resources and agencies that serve immigrant and refugee populations preferred.
Ability to use Google Suite applications, and basic Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook). Familiarity with Salesforce is a bonus!
Knowledge of telemedicine services.

Status: Exempt

Reports to: Resource and Support Services Director, Sarah Bayer.

Salary Range: $58,000-$62,000

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume as a PDF to with Social Worker as the subject line.

Rian Immigrant Center is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, creed or religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. We encourage applications from all those interested and qualified.

The Rian Immigrant Center has recently become a participant in the E-Verify program, a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. Rian has chosen to participate in this program to support a current immigrant employee’s eligibility to continue working at Rian. The E-Verify program verifies an employee’s work eligibility by checking their employment information against their database.


Rian Immigrant Center offers a comprehensive, multi-service approach to supporting families from more than 126 countries. Rian provides the immigration legal, resource and support services, and educational support immigrants need to gain stability, security, and build pathways to success. Rian was founded in 1989 by a group of immigrants, and we have assisted over 40,000 immigrants make successful transitions to new beginnings in New England.

In addition to our services, rooted in the tradition of welcoming others and social justice, we help newcomers find community, and stand up for immigration policies that are humane and just. We are proud to continue the tradition of welcoming immigrants to this country and working together to create a better future for all. Rian strives to intentionally create an environment for staff, individuals we serve and others, that fosters intercultural belonging, and is anti-racist and equitable. We are committed to valuing and promoting anti-racist ideas and policies.

We are looking for candidates who can bring their knowledge, either through lived or work experience, to the unique needs of undocumented and DACAmented students, trauma-survivors, and immigrants whose status is at risk.

Working at Rian: Our staff of thirty-plus; immigration attorneys, social workers, educators, youth workers and others, bring enthusiasm and a commitment to our mission and the work at the Center. We work as one team. Our generous benefits package includes a hybrid work environment with flexible worktime, health benefits, 20 vacation days, 15 holidays, 5 sick days, a 403(b) plan, and occasional off-site community building time together.

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