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Wellbeing Coordinator

Sacramento (Brazil)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Sacramento (Brazil)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
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Requisition ID: req7665

Job Title: Wellbeing Coordinator

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Sacramento, CA USA

Job Description

The Wellbeing Coordinator is responsible for implementing psychosocial and wellness programming in the Sacramento office for clients in need of additional support, including newly arrived refugees, SIVs, and immigrant victims of crime. This includes facilitating support groups, offering limited crisis counseling, and identifying and coordinating mental health and wellness referral needs. The position is responsible for developing partnerships with and providing training to community organizations to ensure clients have access to quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health services. The Wellbeing Coordinator will also oversee several direct service positions that provide health education, coaching, health navigation, and intensive case management services to clients. This position reports to the Health and Gender Program Manager.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Identify and assist in care for clients in need of additional support including victims of crime, domestic violence survivors, and clients determined to have a high probability of emotional distress

  • Provide brief, trauma-informed interventions for refugees, SIVs, and immigrant victims of crime

  • Facilitate psychosocial programming including client support groups

  • Oversee implementation of Sacramento’s Intensive Case Management program, providing long-term case management, direct services, and health navigation assistance to refugee and SIV clients facing significant health, wellbeing, and integration barriers

  • Supervise wellness education activities including one-on-one health coaching and regular Wellness Workshops;

  • Administer Bridge to Safety screener and Refugee Health Screener-15 for newly arrived refugee clients

  • Provide referrals for additional assessment and treatment services for clients needing ongoing services

  • Provide training, guidance and support to IRC staff in supporting clients, intervention, trauma-informed practice, and how to refer clients to appropriate services

  • Serve as point person for implementation of client crisis and non-crisis pathway interventions with community resources. Be available to provide emergency crisis counseling to refugee clients, survivors of domestic violence, and survivors of human trafficking as identified by primary IRC resettlement or other IRC direct services staff

  • Assist with implementation of language access activities including community needs assessment, training materials, and development of a resource guide of appropriate support services for populations served

  • Support with oversight of grants related to health and wellbeing including program objectives, budgets, compliance, and reporting

  • Maintain comprehensive case notes and casefiles, ensure tracking of screenings, referrals, and outcomes; draft grant reports, and ensure programmatic compliance to donor regulations

  • Strengthen existing and develop new community partnerships for referrals; Train community providers on how to work with refugee/SIV/VOT populations

  • Oversee masters level social work students throughout year-long field placements as Field Supervisor

  • Provide direct supervision to direct service staff including onboarding, training, day to day supervision, and staff development

  • Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engages as a member of the team

  • Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • MSW required.

  • At least four years of relevant work experience in Social Service, Mental Health services.

  • Experience should include individual counseling and facilitating psychosocial support groups.

  • Experience working with refugees, victims of crime, or vulnerable populations required; International and cross-cultural experience preferred.
  • Experience providing trauma-informed crisis counseling within culturally diverse populations.
  • Experience in health advocacy, and systems navigation required; experience in community outreach, training, and partnership development highly preferred.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills and strong English writing and communication skills. Bilingual abilities preferred.
  • Highly organized self-starter with excellent problem solving skills and proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties and manage time effectively.
  • High level of energy, motivation, and commitment to continuously improve service delivery.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced, cross-cultural environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Possess reliable transportation, valid US driver’s license, and active insurance policy.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in an additional language relevant to current refugee populations preferred (Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Pashto, Tigrinya, Burmese, Spanish, and Amharic etc.).

Working Environment:  

  • Standard office work environment.

  • Travel to field site operations and external stakeholder meetings occasional. 

  • Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.



 

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