Clinician - Youth Empowerment Services: Mental Health Program

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) supports people who have lost or left their homes. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives. In neighborhoods, in Washington, and around the world, we break down barriers and demand justice for refugees and immigrants as they successfully integrate into new communities. We provide essential social and legal services to rebuild productive lives, turning tragedy into prosperity. We are a purpose driven organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and supporting their transition to a dignified life. To learn more about our work, please visit our website at www.refugees.org.

OVERVIEW

USCRI North Carolina, through 3-year funding from Duke Endowment, will be implementing the Youth Empowerment Services: Mental Health (YES MH) program. This program will expand direct services which are trauma-responsive and culturally sensitive for refugee youth and unaccompanied children in NC’s Triangle area. YES MH will utilize a model which “wraps around” youth, providing support in office, at school, with family, and with providers in the community.

The Clinician will deliver trauma focused support to refugee youth and unaccompanied children. They must be able to excel in a high-volume, fast-paced program to provide trauma focused home, school and group based clinical interventions. Must also be committed to immigration and human rights issues and be able to conduct advocacy, training, and other outreach activities. A key purpose of the program is to provide children and their families with culturally and linguistically competent trauma focused treatment, so they may heal from the experiences that led them to leave their countries of origin to begin a new life in North Carolina. The position is base din Raleigh NC reports to the Field Office Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage newcomer youth and families from a variety of backgrounds;
  • Utilize evidence-based treatments for abused and traumatized children including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy;
  • Carry out comprehensive clinical assessments of refugee youth and unaccompanied children;
  • Conduct home, group and school-based counseling to children as appropriate;
  • Engage family members or other caregivers in family counseling to compliment individual services provided to the child and equip parents and caregivers to support their child’s care and recovery;
  • Build a network of community based and psychiatric services organizations for the appropriate and timely referral for assessments and medical management;
  • Establish ties with mental health service providers and networks in the region;
  • Assist in the development of grants or contract proposals and reporting;
  • Make appropriate referrals to other service providers and relevant community partners; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job duties indicated is not be an exhaustive statement and other job-related duties may be assigned as required by the supervisor(s).

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree and current clinical license required with LPC, LCSW, or LMFT designation;
  • Experience in trauma focused interventions;
  • Experience working with refugee and immigrant children and families in a clinical setting;
  • Willing to work in child’s home, at school, or in the office;
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Access, and Excel and other database programs is required;
  • Highly adaptable and flexible with the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a demanding work environment;
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver's license, automobile insurance, clean driving record and reliable personal transportation;
  • Must pass a criminal background and other screening requirements;
  • Ability to travel locally as required;
  • Fluency in one of the key languages used by population is required (including: Spanish, Swahili, Farsi, and/or Arabic, proficiency in additional languages a plus;
  • Demonstrated support of USCRI’s values by exhibiting respect for others, maintenance of confidential information and an appreciation of a multicultural workplace; and
  • Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Satisfactory completion of USCRI’s Orientation and Training;
  • Complete additional training as identified by supervisor or Human Resources

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;
  • Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands; and
  • Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Please submit a resume with cover letter describing your interest and qualifications with your online application.

References will be required at time of the final interview.

No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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