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Nashville International Center for Empowerment

Afghan Placement and Assistance Health Case Manager

Nashville International Center for Empowerment


Job Summary

Nashville International Center for Empowerment, established in 2005, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ethnic community-based organization dedicated to ensuring refugees and immigrants achieve their full potential now and for generations to come. The Afghan Placement & Assistance (APA) Program is an emergency program created in response to the evacuation efforts in Afghanistan. It allows the provision of initial relocation support services for Afghan Humanitarian Parolees.  The Preferred Communities (PC) and Elders program supports Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-eligible populations with challenging needs that require long-term case management, including those with serious medical and social adjustment service needs.

The APA Health Case Manager will report to the APA Case Coordinator. The APA Health Case Manager will primarily support the development of sustainable intensive case management services for vulnerable Afghan populations in Davidson County. This role will administer projects that foster self-sufficiency and community integration.  The APA Health Case Manager will help clients obtain the resources and life skills needed to become self-sufficient and achieve sustained holistic well-being. The APA Health Case Manager will support PC program-eligible clients. This is a full-time, 40-hour position.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assures that all Preferred Communities (PC) and Elders health services program requirements are met on time
  • Reviews and analyzes program policies and inquiries in compliance with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) standards to ensure the provision of timely and quality services to vulnerable Afghan populations
  • Supports community outreach efforts to identify Afghan population needs 
  • Enrolls clients and conducts intake, develops individualized self-sufficiency plans, supports client referrals to service providers, and case file documentation and management
  • Assesses and creates service plans with clients by obtaining relevant history, collecting and evaluating information, and providing appropriate referrals as needed utilizing   intensive case management and consistent interaction with clients and follow-up
  • Works closely with clients on barrier removal, one-on-one and/or in group settings
  • Maintains client-related documentation standards by preparing and completing in a timely manner all required records and reports for all assigned clients in all data management systems (computerized case notes, ECDC, and TOR database)
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending agency in-service programs, educational workshops, state and national training and conferences, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks
  • Establishes the agency as a credible service provider by presenting information at community events and workshops
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Candidates that can speak any of the following: Dari and Pashto are preferred but not required
  • Excellent written and oral English proficiency
  • Advanced computer and typing skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of databases and data systems, especially federal and state
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to work with a diverse team
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, manage, and complete tasks on a deadline
  • Ability to remain flexible and responsive to evolving program needs
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • High levels of motivation, self-reliance, and independence
  • Attention to detail
  • Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, social sciences, public health, non-profit management or related field
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in non-profit settings

Additional Information


  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: $40,000-$42,000
  • Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation and PTO, health insurance, dental, vision, and 401(k)

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and two professional references to careers@empowernashville.org. Applications without the requested information will not be considered. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No calls or emails.


Nashville International Center for Empowerment does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity/expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff members, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.


  • Date Posted: February 3, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: $40,000-$42,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk