Career Opportunities

IFR provides community mental health and wellness services for the SF Latino community. We offer family support, early intervention, case management, youth services, & more.

Case Manager - La Cultura Cura

La Cultura Cura is looking for a highly motivated and community-driven bilingual (English/Spanish) professional to provide an assessment of social needs, issue comprehensive plans of care, conduct follow-ups and monitor service plans for program participants. You are someone with experience in violence prevention and knowledge of juvenile court proceedings, working with probation officers and public defenders.


Instituto Familiar de la Raza/La Cultura Cura offers a range of services and opportunities to youths and their families with a particular emphasis on youth who have had contact with/or are at high risk of entering the juvenile justice system. Youths and families are provided receive case management and mental health services and have access to culturally oriented structured after-school arts and enrichment activities. Please note this position does not provide supervision to others.


Essential Job Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Assessment of social needs, comprehensive plans of care, follow-up, and monitoring of service plan of program participants
  • Conduct school, home and community visits
  • Attend juvenile court proceedings, Probation Officer, and Public Defender meetings
  • Document all encounters/contacts in the client records and maintains statistical data as requested
  • Manage a caseload of a minimum of 15 - 20 youth per year as assigned by the care management team
  • Complete monthly reports to Program Manager and to funding sources when needed
  • Participate in collaborative meetings, inter-agency trainings and meetings, violence prevention activities, and other events as requested
  • Participate in designated outreach activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Required Skills
  • At least two years of experience providing services to youth in and out the juvenile justice system
  • Knowledge of case management practices
  • Demonstrated culture competency in addressing the diversity of the Latino community including: gender, race, language, sexual orientation and socio-economic status
  • Good written and oral skills
Preferred Skills
  • Bicultural competency
  • Experience in a non-profit community agency
Education, Certifications, and Licenses
  • BA Degree in Social Work (Comparable combination of education and training in the areas of social welfare, youth development and/or community advocacy)
  • Must pass and maintain annual Tuberculosis Test
  • Must pass Department of Justice Fingerprint screening

All full-time positions at IFR can participate in health benefits, dental coverage, and access to vision plan paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and on-going opportunities for learning. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Working with children and youth involves extensive physical activity, mental alertness, and enthusiasm
  • Good general health, physical stamina, and emotional stability are essential
  • Ability to hear within the normal range, and communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population
  • Requires physical ability to sit at a keyboard for long periods of time and manual dexterity to operate word processing equipment with skill, speed, and accuracy
  • Ability to move quickly to address emergency or potentially dangerous situations
  • Ability to move about the building and the organization as needed
  • Ability to use public and private modes of transportation, duties are office based, but travel to various offsite venues is required
  • Must be able to work outdoors in multiple types of weather conditions
  • On occasion must lift up to 35 LBS.

This is a full-time position with benefits; the rate of pay is $20.88 to $25.27 (based on skill set and experience). Rates of pay are based on a full-time equivalent of 35-hours per week.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and thoughtful cover letter electronically to: [email protected]. Please note that both a resume and cover letter are required for consideration.

Instituto Familiar de la Raza, is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, culture, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. People of color are encouraged to apply.

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