Children’s Services Specialist– Texas Unaccompanied Refugee Minor

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
January 22, 2021
Washington DC, Select
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
2-5 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Base Salary
$50,000 - 60,000


This position conducts monitoring and programmatic oversight of the Texas Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) Program sub-recipients to ensure benefits and services are being provided in compliance with federal and state child welfare and licensing laws regulations and policy guidelines for URM Programs. This responsibility includes serving as the lead to carry out the core functions of oversight, data management (tracking, analysis, and dissemination), and all aspects of data collection and reporting to ensure effective state administration and compliance with all federal data reporting requirements.  Serves as the primary liaison with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement (HHS/ORR), for all data related, inquires, and reporting in the RADS database system. This position provides case consultation, capacity development, training, and consultation on programmatic and systemic trends and issues for a portfolio of URM Programs, the federal government, and other stakeholders.  Contributes to the Bishops’ strategic plan for the Conference. Demonstrates willingness and ability to understand, respect, and contribute to the USCCB mission and fulfill job duties following its Catholic identity.




Education Level: Master’s Degree Preferred


Other Specialized Training:  Social Work, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Case Management, Mental Health, Juvenile Justice or related field preferred.



  • Experience providing technical assistance and programmatic support
  • Experience with program monitoring and administration
  • Experience with refugee children and families
  • Report writing skills
  • Developing organizational systems and procedures
  • Working independently and with a team
  • Public speaking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Proposal writing
  • Knowledge of grants and cooperative agreements
  • Travel for on-site monitoring, conferences, and related work is required approximately 8 times a year for approximately 3 days each trip.



Number of Years Required:  a minimum of 3 years of related expertise or in-depth field knowledge may be considered instead of specific degree requirements. The position is in Washington DC.


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