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KRM operates out of Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky. Refugees resettled through KRM receive ongoing assistance as they create new homes in Kentucky. Learn more about KRM and our services. All applicants are encouraged to review the website and read the Frequently Asked Questions.

KRM offers employees:

  • A multicultural, team-oriented work environment
  • Comprehensive benefits, as eligible
  • Daily opportunities to engage with and learn from colleagues and refugee clients from all over the world
  • Opportunities to use your multilingual skills with clients and community partners
  • The chance to work as part of Kentucky’s local, humanitarian response to the global refugee crisis

KRM is an equal opportunity employer and 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. We encourage applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation, and evaluate all candidates based on merit.

Each open position will have a detailed job description with application instructions included. Please see below for any current openings.

 

KRM – All Offices

 

Home Study and Post Release Services Casework Supervisor (full-time, Kentucky)

The Casework Supervisor (Level 2 & 3) will provide programmatic oversight and direct supervision of Level 2 and 3 Caseworkers providing Home Study and post-reunification support to unaccompanied children and their sponsors. The Casework Supervisor provides weekly supervision, technical assistance and training to staff. The Casework Supervisor ensures provision of trauma-informed, strengths-based services that support the safety and stabilization and access to resources of unaccompanied children and their families. The Casework Supervisor works collaboratively with the CWS national HSPRS team to coordinate case acceptance, training and technical assistance, and submit reports, as needed.

To apply, review the job description and email a résumé and cover letter to John Koehlinger, Executive Director. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Northern Kentucky Office

 

Case Manager (full-time, Covington)

The Case Manager will provide direct client services to newly-arrived refugee families, including pre-arrival coordination, airport reception, enrollment for eligible public benefits, cultural orientation, and referrals to services. This position requires thorough documentation of services in case notes, physical case files, and electronic databases. The Case Manager will be responsible for compiling reports for funders of refugee social services, field related caseloads, such as home visits, in-office client consultations and other case management tasks.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a résumé and cover letter to Wilson Mejia, Resettlement Director. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Job Developer (full-time, Covington)

The Job Developer will provide direct job readiness and placement services to around 100 employable refugees and immigrants each year. Essential duties will include contacting area employers, identifying job opportunities, and forging employment partnerships. The Job Developer will be responsible for assessing suitability for employment and assisting refugees through the application process for job positions. This position will entail time outside the office directly serving clients by providing transportation to and from job interviews. One will also create and conduct employment orientation and job-readiness sessions to prepare clients for the workforce.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a résumé and cover letter to Wilson Mejia, Resettlement Director. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Louisville Office

 

Medical Caseworker (full-time, Louisville)

The Medical Caseworker will coordinate access to medical care for KRM’s refugee and immigrant clientele. Transportation of clients to appointments—providing direct transport and bus orientation—and ensure that clients have access to needed interpreter services, will be arranged. The Medical Caseworker will facilitate healthcare access with reference to clients’ insurance, which will in most cases be Medicaid. The role also invovles health education, presenting to clients in a group setting to improve their health literacy and health systems navigation capacity. This is couple with ongoing education and advocacy with local health care providers to ensure KRM’s immigrant clientele equitable access and culturally- and linguistically-appropriate care. One works as part of a team of experienced KRM medical caseworkers and will communicate closely with agency case management and other staff to ensure that clients’ medical care is provided in coordination with other resettlement services.

To apply, review the job description and email a résumé and cover letter to John Koehlinger, Executive Director by November 18th.

 

Refugee Cash Assistance Caseworker (full-time, Louisville)

The Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Caseworker determines client eligibility and disbursement amounts for monthly federal cash assistance payments made to KRM’s recently-arrived clients. Eligible clients include refugees from a range of countries including Congo, Syria and Afghanistan; Cuban Entrants; and Ukrainian humanitarian parolees. Responsibilities within this role include orienting new arrivals to RCA eligibility and compliance guidelines, verifying client income and program participation to determine eligibility, and reducing or terminating refugee cash assistance payments based on clients’ income and/or time eligibility. The RCA Caseworker will communicate with KRM case management staff each month to verify clients’ status for RCA payments.

To apply, review the job description and email a résumé and cover letter to Semsudin Haseljic, Program Leader by November 10th.

 

ESL and Citizenship Instructor (full or part-time, Louisville)

The ESL and Citizenship Instructor will provide high-quality ESL and Citizenship preparation education to multilevel adult learners. In addition to teaching, this position involves planning and maintaining a curriculum, conducting outreach, collecting student data for reports, and conducting English placement tests. The ESL and Citizenship Instructor also works closely with volunteers who assist with class lessons and works with students outside of class. Strong communication and organizational skills are essential for this role.

To apply, review the job description and email a résumé and cover letter to both Jonathan Kays, ESL Coordinator and Jason Wade, Citizenship Coordinator by Friday, November 4th.

 

Lexington Office

 

Caseworker (full-time, Lexington) 

As part of the KRM team, the Caseworker will work with refugee, asylee, and other forcibly displaced immigrant clients from a range of countries and diverse educational, vocational and cultural backgrounds. Some Caseworkers work with new arrivals, and others with long-term or specialized client caseloads. The Caseworker must be adept at ensuring the provision and documentation of basic services to a high volume of clients, while at the same time providing intensive case management and enhanced access to services and support for those with special needs.

Learn more in the job description. Please email a resume and cover letter, with “Caseworker” in the subject line, to Mary Cobb, KRM Lexington Director, at Mary Cobb. The listing will remain posted until filled.

 

Therapist (full-time or part time, Lexington) 

Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) seeks to hire a counselor/therapist to work on-site in the Lexington office’s Survivors of Torture Recovery Center (STRC) and in related client services. As part of the KRM team, the Therapist will provide high-quality services to clients who experienced torture before coming to the United States, as well as some therapeutic services to clients with other traumatic experiences. Clients are from a wide range of countries and diverse educational, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds, and may be of any immigration status. Other staff will support STRC clients with case management, while the Therapist will provide screening and therapeutic services/counseling/medical referrals (as needed). The Therapist must be licensed to practice independently, experienced in working with survivors of trauma, and adept at documentation of services for grant reporting requirements. Services are grant-funded, and all STRC clients are served at no cost to them or to their insurance. Training specific to assisting survivors of torture will be provided to the successful applicant as needed. A full time position is available, but KRM will consider 1-2 part time therapists rather than one full-time person, depending on application interest.

Learn more in the job description. Please email a resume and cover letter, with “Therapist” in the email subject line, to Mary Cobb, KRM Lexington Director, at Mary Cobb. Questions from potential/interested applicants can also be sent to the same email address. Position will remain posted until filled.

Fellowships

 

Cubaka Mutayongwa Fellowship (Louisville and Lexington)

The new Cubaka Mutayongwa Fellowship is named for a young, emerging leader in Lexington who dedicated his short life to making our community a better place. This Fellowship is intended specifically as an opportunity for Black Americans, immigrants or refugees or their children, Native Americans, or other underrepresented groups in nonprofit leadership. The Fellowship will develop emerging leaders between 18 and 24 years of age.

The 2022 Application Process: Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, you may review the 2021 fellowship description and application for reference.

Cubaka Nehemia Mutayongwa was a young leader, volunteer, community activist, public speaker, soccer player, interpreter, entrepreneur, student, teacher, mentor, and friend to many in the Lexington community, where he was resettled by KRM as a refugee with this family as a teenager in 2012. Cubaka tragically died on July 4, 2020; his last act before dying was to help save someone else’s life. Learn more about Cubaka’s legacy and the qualities he was known for here and here.

 

Internships

Interning at KRM offers you the opportunity to learn about refugee resettlement and gain practical nonprofit experience.

KRM Louisville

KRM Lexington

  • Review the KRM Lexington the Spring 2023 Internships opportunities before applying.
  • All interns will primarily work during regular business hours (M-F 8:30-4:30). Preferred start dates would be in January 2023 and preferred end dates would be in May 2023. To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume to internships@krmlex.org by November 28th, 2022.