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Mental Health Program Coordinator

Atlanta (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Atlanta (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Managerial positions
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:

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Job Overview:

The IRC is establishing an initiative to improve the adjustment and resilience of people forcibly displaced from Afghanistan and new to the community. The Mental Health Program Coordinator will serve three main functions:

·Provide specialized and intensive support as needed to IRC clients who may be experiencing a mental health or safety concern

·Supervise others who provide identified evidence-based interventions with individuals and families in the Afghan community

·Build the capacity of internal and external stakeholders as it relates to supporting the mental health, adjustment, and resilience of newly arrived refugees

Major Responsibilities:

·Serve as the point person for the office in implementation of crisis and non-crisis pathway interventions for clients experiencing behavioral health concerns, interpersonal violence, substance use disorders and other related mental health issues

·Ensure follow-up care for clients of concern

·Work with the local office and IRC national leadership to develop or refine mental health and crisis related protocols

·As needed, support or provide intake and assessment to individuals and families

·Supervise and build the capacity of staff to ensure they can perform their job duties effectively and deliver quality services.Manage team in accordance with IRC’s People Manager Standards

·Provide training and guidance to IRC staff on behavioral health and trauma-informed practice

·Enhance and sustain partnerships with community mental health agencies to expand available resources to clients

·Document activities through case noting and data entry

·Monitor program activity and quality through oversight and support related to case documentation

·Evaluate effectiveness of program related to client progress and individual service plan objectives

·Monitor data quality and track program data

·Generate accurate and timely reports

·Complete established training and participate in weekly consultation.

·Follow all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency

·Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Language Skills:

·Fluency in English

·Bilingual in other languages such as Dari and/or Pashto a plus

Work Experience:

·Three years of progressively responsible experience in the mental health/social services sector


·Bachelor’s degree required; Masters’ degree with a focus on mental health or social services strongly preferred.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

·Experience in assessing and responding to mental health concerns including suicidal ideation and substance abuse

·Experience in assessing and responding to safety concerns including those related to abuse, neglect, exploitation, and other issues related to interpersonal violence

·At least three years of meaningful work experience in therapy, social work, or related field

·Experience in providing training, coaching, and/or team supervision

·Knowledge of the mental health and social service system in the geographic area

·Experience working with refugees and immigrants strongly preferred; lived experience as a refugee or immigrant highly valued

·Strong understanding of trauma informed care and commitment to client centered, strengths based, and culturally appropriate services

·Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

·Highly organized 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

·Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively across lines of difference with respect to race, gender, ethnicity, language, religion and age

·Ability to follow strict guidelines of client confidentiality and safeguarding

·Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with data-tracking systems

Working Environment:

·Standard, professional office environment combined with community-based work. At times, this position may also be carried out remotely depending on the COVID-19 context.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requirescandidateswhoareselectedforinterviewtofurnishproofofvaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment toDiversityandInclusivity:IRCiscommittedtobuildingadiverseorganizationanda climate of inclusivity.We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal OpportunityEmployer:  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. The IRC and IRC employees must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on  Beneficiary  Protection  from  Exploitation  and  Abuse,  Child  Safeguarding,  Anti  Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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