- Country: USA
- Organization: IRC
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- Category: Coordination
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- Education: Graduate
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- Gender: Both
- Promote mental health and psychosocial support within affected communities
- Meet with individuals and families in the community to conduct needs assessments
- Prepare an appropriate plan of action with clearly identified goals and activities
- Under supervision, engage in evidenced based psychoeducation and skill building activities for families, individuals, and groups.
- Research, secure, and develop curriculum for group workshops and research-based psychoeducation to promote trauma healing.
- Screen clients 16 years and above using the RH15 refugee mental health screening form.
- Document activities through case notes and data entry
- Compile pre-and post assessments and assess impact.
- Collaborate with supervisor to provide crisis assessment and response.
- Assist with evaluation of current program services and explore ways to introduce new service opportunities
- Attend IRC trainings and conference calls addressing mental health program development and other refugee mental health and psychosocial support related topics
- Assist with client transportation when needed
- Refer eligible clients to community local mental health providers, when openings are available.
- Carry small caseload of clients who are eligible under level of vulnerability and risk for mental health support.
- Assist MSW student field interns in meeting Learning Agreement objectives.
- Other duties as required
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Mental Health Supervisor
Position directly supervises: MSW field placement interns
Other Internal and/or external contacts: HQ Mental Health Technical Adviser, Evidence-based intervention trainers, Mental Health providers.
- Graduate degree preferred, ideally in the field of mental health or social services (relevant work experience can be a substitute for an undergraduate degree)
- Fluency in English
- Prior experience working with refugees and/or community organizing, preferably with disadvantaged communities and related to health or mental health
- Trust and rapport with the various community groups that you serve
- Familiarity with issues facing refugee and immigrant communities as they relate to trauma, adjustment, and mental health
- Ability to assess needs, prioritize and develop action plans
- Ability to advocate and liaise with health and social service systems
- Excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties and manage time effectively
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
- Ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced, cross-cultural environment
- Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively across lines of difference with respect to race, gender, ethnicity, language, religion and age
- Ability to follow strict guidelines of client confidentiality and safeguarding
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with data-tracking systems
- Valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle with current insurance
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