Social Services Case Worker

  • Tahirih Justice Center
  • San Bruno, CA
  • Nov 16, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description


Tahirih Justice Center is seeking an outgoing and empathetic professional for our Social Services Case Worker role. Based out of our San Francisco Bay Area office, this role will require experience working with survivors of violence from multi-cultural backgrounds and be able to meet clients where they are emotionally and mentally. This role requires a high degree of self-motivation and a thriving passion for social justice. 

Tahirih is currently on fully remote working status. We intend to return employees on phase approach. When we fully return to offices, this position will need to be able to commute into our San Francisco Bay Area office.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Conduct social service, mental health, and medical needs assessments for Tahirih clients.
  • Maintain a case load of 15-25 clients.
  • Continuously utilize the social services case intensity matrix for case management.
  • Collaborate with legal and social services teams to provide trauma informed and client centered services to address client’s needs. 
  • Provide initial and ongoing crisis intervention, safety planning, and education about victim’s rights to clients.
  • Research information, provide referrals, advocate and accompany clients, as needed, to access housing/shelter, food banks, education, counseling, budgeting, medical services, public benefits, Crime Victims Compensation, and other social services available locally.
  • Maintain regular communication with clients through regular calls and in-person meetings (when safely able to return to office) to provide follow-up, additional referrals, and to address other non-legal needs.
  • Maintain clients’ confidential records by inputting case notes, resource information, and progress.
  • In collaboration with the Social Services Program Manager, promote Tahirih and our work, conduct outreach presentations and meetings with partner service providers and public audiences as needed.
  • Support special events and donations drives as needed.
  • Write letters of support for cases upon request.
  • Supervise volunteers or interns supporting social services work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience working in direct social services or crisis management.
  • Relevant work experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field.
  • Fluent in Spanish (written and spoken); additional language a plus.
  • Time management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve under pressure.

Working conditions: Ability to support clients accessing services in the field, traveling to different counties in the SF Bay Area. Not required to be available after hours, but may be require to work evenings while responding to crisis and on weekends when hosting client annual events. Ability to support clients with a history of complex trauma and multi diagnosis.

Annual salary and benefits:  The salary range for this position is $46,000 - $56,000 and will be commensurate to experience and qualifications (this compensation includes $6,000 differential pay if the incumbent lives in the SF Bay area). Generous benefits include employee health, vision and dental insurance; a 401(k) defined contribution retirement plan; flexible work schedules; professional development including in-house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other growth opportunities. Employees have a very generous self-managed leave benefit inclusive of vacation, sick and holidays, including an office closure the week between Christmas and New Year’s. 

About the Tahirih Justice Center:  The Tahirih Justice Center is a growing national non-profit organization that supports the courage of immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence by providing holistic legal services and advocacy in courts, Congress, and communities. Through pro bono holistic legal services, community outreach and education and nonpartisan public policy advocacy, Tahirih protects women and girls seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, honor crimes, and forced marriage. Tahirih is a Bahá’í-inspired organization and works to create a world where women and girls can live in safety and with dignity. Tahirih’s employees work from offices in the DC metro area, Baltimore, Houston, Atlanta, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

To learn more about Tahirih Justice Center and our benefits, please visit  To apply, please follow link.

Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

The Tahirih Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran's status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations. Tahirih’s policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Men are particularly encouraged to apply.



$46,000 - $56,000