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. One aspect of the IRC is to provide assistance to refugees resettling in the United States. The IRC opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees. The office resettles over 750 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist refugees from their arrival through citizenship.
The Clinical Therapist provides culturally and linguistically appropriate individual, family and group therapy. Services are provided to refugees from different national and ethnic backgrounds, many of whom do not speak English. This position does not directly manage any staff, but will work as part of a team and coordinate activities with case managers and other IRC staff. The Clinical Therapist will help educate the refugee population about behavioral health. He/she will support IRC’s work to educate and strengthen mainstream providers’ understanding of about refugee behavioral health needs. This position reports to the Special Populations Program Supervisor.
• Provide intake and individual, family, and group counseling to all assigned clients;
• Evaluate effectiveness of counseling programs on clients’ progress and meeting client objectives;
• Refer clients to community resources or to specialists as necessary;
• Collaborate with other staff members to assess client needs and develop treatment plans;
• Assess clients for risk of suicide;
• Arrange for interpreters for therapy sessions where needed;
• Provide appropriate services and maintain required documentation in a timely manner;
• Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment;
• Communicate and coordinate regularly with the Lead Clinician to ensure that services are effectively delivered;
• Lead group outreach sessions and workshops;
• Participate in network capacity-building activities as needed; and
• Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engages as a member of the team
• Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency
• Other related duties as assigned