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Mental Health Screening Specialist

United States

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1 Year
Male, Female, Both
Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree
United States


  • Organization: IRC – International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Salt Lake City
  • Grade: Mid level – Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Refugee rights and well-being


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian helps, relief, and improvement non-governmental organization. It was founded in 1933 as the International Relief Association and altered its name in 1942 after amalgamating with the alike Emergency Rescue Committee. The IRC answers to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and assists people to survive and rebuild their lives by restoring health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to mankind. The organization provides assistance in different areas such as primary health care, reproductive health care, environmental health, child survival, blindness treatment and prevention, and assistance for victims of sexual violence. The IRC has a high rating for accountability and finance.


The duties for Mental Health Screening Specialist are :

  • Correspond and Perform mental health RHS-15 screenings as indicated with newly arrived refugees between 1 and 24 months post arrival as necessitated and identified by the Mental Health Program, and with individuals identified as needing mental health support.
  • Enter whole data into RHOS system that interfaces with the Utah Department of Health on a weekly basis and track screen data regularly with Excel, Box, and the UDOH internal system.
  • Express follow-up needs and referrals to individual treatment to Mental Health Screening Coordinator and assist with follow-up support for clients identified in need of extra support.
  • Support program growth and development associated with screening and pathways to care – create protocols for supporting resources post-screen.
  • Work with Health Access and Promotion to recognize ways to include mental health and wellbeing outcomes in holistic health plans for clients.
  • Supply and Coordinate Transportation to/from medical and behavioral health appointments for newly arrived refugee clients
  • Yield with all policies and protocols of the agency
  • Use private, insured vehicle and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area.
  • Fund other health programs and office needs as needed
  • May teach and lead the activities of volunteers and interns.

APPLY ALSO: (SAFE) Financial Coach at IRC


The requirements for Mental Health Screening Specialist are :

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in mental health-related domain, Psychology or Social Work or comparable background 
  • Appropriate professional experience in mental health and/or human services field required; minimum of 1-2 years’ background strongly preferred; preferably with diverse/refugee population
  • Illustrated ability to promote an organizational culture that reflects IRC’s core values of service, accountability, integrity, and equality.  Ability to lead in a way that recognizes that IRC’s work is best accomplished through the true collaboration of individuals from many cultures with a great variety of skills and perspectives.
  • Powerful relationship-building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external connections.
  • Illustrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Self-starter with outstanding problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.


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