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Samaritas Spanish Bilingual Social Worker Assistant in Lansing, Michigan

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Position is 75% or more travel - primarily between Lansing and Jackson. Transporting youth, translating documents, translating at appointments with youth, paperwork.

Spanish Bilingual Required

Do you have experience working with youth? Are you fluent in Spanish & English? Do you meet the folllowing criteria: Associate’s degree in human services or related field, or high school diploma/equivalent and 60 college credits or equivalent combination of education and work experience?

This role supports our refuguee foster care program , some of the daily responsiblities are paperwork, transportation of youth to appointments, interpretation for bilingual staff. We are looking for a full time Social Worker Assistant ,Bi-lingual Required

Shift: Day Shift - Monday thru Friday -Varied Day Shift and Schedules are provided weekly.

Wage: $ 16.75 Hourly

Samaritas is a Michigan-based human service organization that connects people with families and communities, empowers them to live their fullest life possible, and creates a ripple effect of transformation. The reference to the work of the Good Samaritan in our name is especially fitting as it is consistent with our mission, values and the services our faith-based company provides.

APPLY TODAY! #BeTheRock, creating ripples of positive transformation in the lives of those we are entrusted to serve!    

What's In It For You

Some of the benefits you may receive are:

Full Time/Part Time
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits, effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment

  • Company paid Basic Life Insurance ($10,000 minimum for each full time and part time employee)

  • Company paid Short Term Disability accrual (Full time employees)

  • Retirement Plan (403b) - Company matches on first 1.5% of gross income at 133%

  • Great Personal Time Off (PTO) accruals

  • Awesome Employee Discounts

  • UKG Wallet - Pre-Pay Options

  • Plus, many more benefits

  • Retirement Plan (403b) – Contributions

  • Awesome Employee Discounts

  • UKG Wallet - Pre-Pay Options

Job Summary

Assists in providing a variety of culturally relevant, bi-lingual, non-professional auxiliary services for children and families in support of case related goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain current knowledge of and provide non-professional auxiliary services and assistance to clients, under the direction of social worker and casework supervisor in accordance with applicable contractual, regulatory requirements and accreditation standards.

  • Provide transportation for foster children to and from medical appointments, during placement or replacement, and with social worker to clinics, other agencies, etc.

  • Supervise children during appointments either at home, in offices, or at other appropriate sites.

  • Maintain a resource file and become acquainted with the procedures and operations of various medical and/or educational facilities in the community, which provide services for children.

  • Observe and document activity related to the child and foster parents; report observations to social worker with case responsibility.

  • Develops and maintains complete progress notes for assigned cases utilizing computerized software.

  • Obtain reports (e.g. court reports, school reports, birth records, etc.) and resource information from other agencies on behalf of social worker as assigned by supervisor.

  • Assist the social worker with case assessments pertinent to development of casework plan.

  • Assist the licensing social worker with home evaluations, renewals and training activities.

  • Handle post-foster care inquiries in accordance with agency policy and practices.

Job Qualifications

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • Associate’s degree in human services or related field, or high school diploma/equivalent and 60 college credits or equivalent combination of education and work experience required. Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services or related field preferred.


  • One year experience in child welfare or refugee resettlement program preferred.

    Additional Work Requirements

  • Valid unrestricted driver’s license with good driving record with reliable transportation suitable to transport person served. Proof of current automobile registration and insurance.

  • Extended hours may be required.

  • Spanish Bilingual Required

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Requisition Number2024-10445

Employee TypeFull-Time

Hours Per Pay Period80


Work HoursVaried

Weekends and/or Holidays RequiredYes

On Call RequiredNo

Position LocationUS-MI-Lansing