Sacramento (United States of America)
Located within the Safety & Wellness department, the Clinical Therapist is a new role to address the mental health needs of the refugee community. The Clinical Therapist will provide individual, family, and group mental health services to newly arrived refugees, SIVs, and immigrants, with a focus on survivors of crime and domestic violence. This position will also work in collaboration with Community Wellness Specialists to ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate psychoeducation and psychosocial support to support individual and family wellbeing. In addition, the Clinical Therapist will work alongside Client Advocates, who provide long-term case management to respond to the holistic needs of clients. The Clinical Therapist will also work to educate and strengthen mainstream providers’ understanding of refugee and immigrant behavioral health needs. This position reports to the Health and Gender Program Manager.
•Provide intake and individual, family, and group counseling to clients.
•Assess clients for risk of suicide and coordinate follow up care.
•Collaborate with other staff to assess client needs and develop treatment plans.
•Clearly communicate patients’ needs to direct service staff (case workers/client advocates).
•Refer clients to additional assessment, community resources, specialists, and treatment, as necessary.
•Oversee screening program and support staff in using tools designed to identify survivors of gender-based violence and screen for trauma in recently arrived refugees.
•Connect clients identified using screening tools with appropriate follow up care and track data collected through screenings for reporting purposes.
•Provide clinical oversight to staff providing psychosocial support and psychoeducation.
•Work with IRC Sacramento leadership and IRC Technical Advisors to develop protocols that serve and protect IRC clients being seen for mental health services.
•Develop and coordinate a system of response for clients facing emergencies outside of scheduled appointments.
•Serve as the point person for the office in implementation of crisis and non-crisis pathway interventions.
•Provide training and guidance to IRC staff on behavioral health and trauma-informed practice.
•Sustain established partnerships with mental health professionals and conduct outreach to expand partnerships.
•Train mainstream service providers on how to work with refugee populations.
•Support oversight of related grants including program objectives, budgets, and compliance.
•Track patient data using multiple tracking systems, including comprehensive case notes, case files, and electronic record keeping.
•Evaluate effectiveness of behavioral health services on clients’ progress and meeting client objectives.
•Attend ongoing training addressing mental health and other related topics.
•Participate in network capacity-building activities as needed.
•Follow all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency.
•Other related duties as assigned.
•Mental Health professional license, including, but not limited to, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) required.
•At least three years of meaningful work experience in therapy, social work or related field required; experience working with refugees, immigrants, and/or survivors of crime strongly preferred.
•Outstanding communication, and interpersonal skills; proficiency in written and spoken English required; bilingual ability in one of the predominant languages of our client base strongly preferred.
•Highly organized self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize duties and manage time effectively.
•High level of energy, motivation, and dedication to continuously improve service delivery.
•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.
•Standard office work environment.
•Travel to field site operations and external stakeholder meetings occasional.
•Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.
Benefits: We offer our employees phenomenal benefits such as paid parental leave, generous time off, and excellent medical, dental, and vision options!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.