Mental Health Program Specialist (PT)
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 Health & Wellness Program in the IRC Salt Lake City office has a proven record of providing innovative, culturally and linguistically appropriate health services. In doing so the Health & Wellness Program has successfully implemented initiatives that address many of the barriers facing refugees as they start new lives in Utah. Through 24 months of services the Health and Wellness Program facilitates and promotes well-being by centering clients in their journey to defining and achieving their health goals while navigating the US healthcare system. Achieved through culturally aware, innovative, purposeful, compassionate, and strength-based services, programming ensures clients maintain dignity and equality through an environment of trust and mutual respect. The position also leads on community engagement efforts to ensure pathways for communication through oversight of interpreting services and working with refugee community liaisons.
The Health & Wellness Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of all health and wellness programming and ensuring services support the IRC mission and goals of the IRC and the Salt Lake City office. The position dedicates a significant portion of time to staff supervision, program development, grants management, community outreach and office-wide leadership. The position reports to the Executive Director.
•Manage health and wellness programs in six growing program areas (Health Empowerment & Access, Mental Health, Health Promotion, Gender Equity & Safety, Maternal & Child Health, COVIS-19 Outreach & Response), as well as building other health and wellness programs as needed.
•Ensure the health and wellness programs and related projects provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services while addressing the Social Determinants of Health and promoting client-centered service provision.
•Develop and manage refugee community engagement strategies that support the entire office’s efforts to foster partnership with client populations through refugee liaisons, interpretation services and targeted communications for refugees.
•Oversee funding portfolio of approximately ten grants and contracts, with an annual value of more than $650,000. This position includes contracts management, developing and managing budgets, preparing and managing monitoring and reporting while maintaining strong relationships with key funders.
•Identify opportunities for program growth and seek funding to expand client services and close gaps.
•Ensure accurate and timely reporting and tracking of health and wellness services.
•Develop community partnerships that enhance the accessibility of services to New American communities.
•Provide direct support to 10-12 health program full and part-time staff members.
•Mentor and support staff in professional and personal development, and in increasing the effectiveness and innovation of programs, through regular team and one-on-one meetings.
•Provide leadership to entire IRC SLC office in responding to health emergencies, fostering wellbeing with clients and communications.
•Support efforts of the Leadership Team to promote a systems-approach to program development and implementation
•Actively engage in the IRC’s Gender, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (GEDI) strategy