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ProBAR - Social Worker

TX ProBAR, 202 South First Street, Harlingen, Texas, United States of America Req #331
Friday, October 18, 2019

During this current situation with COVID-19, the ABA will continue to accept and process applications for job opportunities.  We will conduct our recruitment process via alternative means (virtual interviews) for the time being.


The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world.  The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.

Conducts social work case activities and client support intakes/referrals.

Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities
Conducts assessment interviews with clients to determine their social, developmental, emotional, economic status, or other needs in support of the Project activities.
Conducts intakes with contracted clients, maintains client files, and conducts outreach to community organizations and mental health service providers for developing and implementing release plans.
Assists in providing individual, group, and family counseling and skills training and provides therapeutic interventions to address behavioral and emotional issues.
Maintains all records of outreach and compliance of clients and ensures the confidentiality of the data and its safekeeping, irrespective of storage media.
Assist in the explanation of court and/or hearing procedures.
Provides support to staff members on matters related to social work cases and interventions.
Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications & Abilities (BQAs)
Possession of a Master’s in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited college or university.
At least two years’ experience providing services as a social worker.
Fluency in both English and Spanish in both oral and written formats.
Intermediate proficiency in both the Microsoft Office suite of products and with Google tools and products.
Ability to problem solve issues during stressful situations.
Must be able to identify visual and verbal ques when interacting with clients and colleagues.
Must have reliable transportation to travel between office and off-site locations.

Preferred Qualifications & Abilities (PQAs)
Licensed Social Worker.
Previous experience providing social work support and services to indigent, disabled, and/or detained individuals.
Previous work experience with clients detained in immigration detention facilities, jails, and/or correctional facilities.

The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
  • TX ProBAR, 202 South First Street, Harlingen, Texas, United States of America