Social Work Field Placement Coordinator

International Rescue Committee

IRC Background:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. IRC reaches over 50,000 clients annually across the US through programs for resettled refugees, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied children, survivors of torture and trafficking, and individuals from local communities welcoming newcomers.

Scope of work:

The IRC in Dallas Youth Program ensures that refugee and immigrant youth develop the social emotional assets needed for long term success. The program leverages existing strategic partnerships with accredited universities to recruit Master of Social Work students from around the country. The social workers provide case management, direct instruction, and psychosocial support. The Social Work Field Placement Coordinator oversees and expands the social work student field placement program, support our youth’s psychosocial development, and assists with the facilitation of caregiver and youth workshops.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with local and national educational institutions with MSW programs

  • Complete training for Master of Social Work Field placement supervision, as required by educational institution(s)

  • Recruit, screen, and interview Master of Social Work students for field placement

  • Complete onboarding procedures with MSW interns including: IRC Way, School Success Coaching Program orientation, Mental Health Program orientation, and office policies

  • Submit background check and IT account request for candidates who are accepted

  • Act as point person for inquiries from potential Master Social Work Field placement students and college instructors

  • Provide Field supervision hours for Master Social Work field placement students, as required by educational institution, and provide guidance on best practices, self-care, and adjusting to work in an office setting;

  • Meet with Social Work instructors to complete Field placement site visits, as needed;

  • Coordinate with Master Social Work students to complete necessary Field placement paperwork, including all placement evaluations and hours for practicum required by educational institution;

  • Assist in the development and implementation of Girls Group, coping workshops, and Promoting Positive Identity intervention

  • Provide ongoing resources and trainings to new Master of Social Work Students;

  • Lead staff/intern trainings, based on expertise, on topics such as trauma-informed care, self-care, Skills for Psychological Recovery, etc.;

  • Support Master of Social Work interns in conducting intakes and other screenings;

  • Support creation of referral pathways, and standard operating procedures/guidance for Youth Programs;

  • Ensure compliance with confidentiality and reporting requirements within HIPAA;

  • Survey and off boarding procedures

  • Other duties as required.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Youth Program Supervisor

Position directly supervises: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts: DallasEducation and Learning Manager**,** HQ Youth and Education Technical Adviser

Job Requirements:


  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required;
  • At least two years of professional social work experience post master’s degree;
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills and the proven ability to prioritize duties and manage time effectively;
  • Experience in program oversite, psychosocial support programing, health advocacy, community outreach, and partnership development; teaching/training experience preferred;
  • Strong written and oral and interpersonal communication skills: the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment, and the ability to present to a varied public required;
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written; Bilingual a plus but not required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook);
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area (home visits, agency visits, service provider visits etc.);
  • Well organized and enthusiastic about working in a multi-cultural setting.

Working Environment:

  • Standard, professional office environment;
  • Regular travel to off-site locations varies;
  • Access to a reliable vehicle to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area;
  • Some flexibility in remote scheduling options available

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. The IRC and IRC employees must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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