Mental Health Screening Assistant
Salt Lake City (United States of America)
Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. In the U.S., the IRC resettles approximately 11,000 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship. The IRC in Salt Lake City opened it office in 1994 and provides resettlement services through extended case management to newly arrived refugees for up to 24-months as well as over twenty different programs to educate and empower refugees.
The IRC SLC Health Program works to ensure that newly resettled refugees have access to comprehensive, linguistically and culturally appropriate medical and mental health services. Under the direction of the Mental Health Coordinator, the Mental Health Screening Assistant will be responsible for screening refugees for mental distress and facilitating access to mental health services through coordinating interpretation and transportation.
- Administer the Refugee Health Screener-15 (RHS-15) and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) to refugees at 3 months and 1 year after arrival in the Utah
- Enter screening data in Utah Department of Heath RHOS database on a weekly basis
- Coordinate transportation and interpretation for clients who have been referred to clinical mental health services
- Communicate follow-up needs and referrals to individual treatment to Mental Health Program Coordinator, and assist with follow-up support for clients identified in need of extra support
- Comply with all policies and protocols of the agency
- Other duties as assigned