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Mental Health Coordinator

United States

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Job Description

United States
  • Country: USA
  • Organization: IRC 
  • Deadline: N/A
  • No of Vacancies: N/A
  • Category: Coordination
  • Job Type: N/A
  • Salary: N/A
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Graduate
  • Experience: N/A
  • Gender: Both

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • 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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