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Catholic Charities of TN

Safe Release Specialist- Tullahoma, TN

Catholic Charities of TN


Job Summary

Catholic Charities has an opening for the position of Safe Release Specialist in its Refugee and Immigration Services Department.  This position is 80% FTE and based in Tullahoma, TN.  Hours total 30 per week Monday – Friday.

Job Responsibilities

The primary function of this position is to perform digital fingerprint scanning for sponsors seeking custody of unaccompanied minors. Daily activities include: monitoring an online calendar for remote scheduling of appointments, helping sponsors complete paperwork necessary for fingerprinting, conducting fingerprint scans, ensuring accurate transmission of documents electronically, and maintaining electronic files for all cases. The Support Specialist is also responsible for handling walk-in sponsors in accordance with the fingerprint calendar.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and two years general office experience including typing and/or keypunching data into a computer and monitoring data in paper and electronic format or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge skills and abilities; Bachelors degree preferred
  • Superior computer skills including knowledge of Excel (create spreadsheets, sort, drop down menus, formulas, look up tables, etc.) and Access or another database. Ability to sort and file document alphabetically and numerically
  • Must read, write and speak English and Spanish fluently
  • Experience working across cultures

Other Skills or Requirements:

  • Ability to facilitate intercultural communication and to create an environment where differences are respected
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the public and staff
  • Ability to handle confidential information with extreme professionalism
  • Must be accurate, detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to follow tasks through to completion
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work well as a team and independently with minimal direction
  • Must possess superior listening skills and be patient
  • Must be able to influence others over whom he/she has no authority
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus  
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends

Additional Information


Benefits included.

How to Apply

Competitive salary with excellent benefits package.  Please e-mail resume to: Nichole Dingman, HR Director, at ndingman@cctenn.org.


  • Date Posted: June 3, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Working Hours: 30 hr/week