Tucson (United States of America)
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression. For over 20 years our Tucson office has provided a range of services including resettlement and economic empowerment services, immigration, community gardening and case management.
Our strength and success lie within our core values of Service, Accountability, Equality, and Integrity. We are strongly motivated by our clients and are dedicated to delivering high-impact and quality programs.
The primary role of the Clinician is to provide individual/family/group counseling services to refugees, asylees, asylum seekers, and foreign national victims of crime using a trauma-informed approach that improves clients’ resiliency, strengths, and skills. The Clinician will provide appropriate counseling services and interventions for those presenting with problems related to general mental health that are within the scope of the counselor’s license, education, and skills. This position reports to the Clinical Supervisor.
•Provide intake, and manage assessment, development, and implementation of treatment plans that best meet the clients’ needs; maintain a case load of approximately 20-25clients
•Provide education, assistance and support to clients’ family members and other relevant parties as appropriate, with client permission, to improve awareness of how to best support and care for those with mental and emotional illness.
•Regularly evaluate efficiency of counseling services and interventions through clinical consultations and assessments and facilitate the most beneficial interventions and/or referrals.
•Conduct risk and safety assessment and develop a safety plan with each assigned client.
•Assess emergency and crisis situations and take appropriate and necessary steps to ensure clients’ safety.
•Develop and maintain effective working relationships with community agencies, case managers and clinical teams; make referrals to other services, supports and resources where needed.
•Provide clinical consultation for IRC staff according to standard operating procedure.
•Arrange for and utilize appropriate interpretation services where needed.
•Provide refugee/immigrant behavioral health related education to the community; develop or modify related curricula.
•Provide accurate and detailed documentation, reporting and tracking in a timely manner and according to Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners standards; maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.
•Participate in program meetings, staff development activities, clinical consultations, and fully engage as a member of the team.
•Follow all IRC policies, procedures and protocols including adherence to the IRC Way and Child Safeguarding.
Position Reports to: Clinical Supervisor
Position directly supervises: Interns and volunteers within program
Indirect Reporting: None
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: IRC staff, interns, and volunteers
External: Community partners
•Current license in counseling, licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, in good standing or the ability to pursue such licensure.
•Master’s degree in social services.
•At least one year of related work experience serving foreign nationals or other vulnerable populations.
•At least two years experience providing mental health therapy, alternative specialty a plus.
•Case management and/or victim’s assistance experience preferred.
•Work effectively with service partners, colleagues, and clients in a cross-cultural, team-based environment.
•Trauma experience preferred.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
•Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
•Excellent writing and analytical skills.
•Public speaking and/or presentation experience preferred.
•Effectively communicate and work as a team member with collaborative partners, the community, and clients in a cross-cultural multi-disciplinary environment.
•Computer literacy, data base experience preferred.
•Ability to work independently and be an excellent teammate!
•Excellent written and spoken English skills.
•Bilingual Spanish or any second language ability preferred.
Certificates or Licenses:
•Must have a valid driver’s license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation.
•In accordance with Arizona State Law, must possess or be eligible to receive a fingerprint clearance card.
•Current remote work. Standard office work environment combined with some travel throughout service delivery area for home visits, partner meetings, etc.
IRC- leading the way from harm to home
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law#LI-GR2