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Job Description – Licensed Clinician for the Preferred Communities Program of Interfaith-RISE – Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing Corporation
Under the direction of the Preferred Communities Director create, develop and oversee mental health programming for the Preferred Communities program, a federally funded clinical case management program for refugees, asylum seekers, and other qualified populations located in Highland Park, NJ and serving individuals and families throughout the state. Provide culturally appropriate trauma-informed mental health services and supports to refugees and other qualified immigrants to facilitate and encourage a positive resettlement experience. Work closely with clients, colleagues, and other community-based organizations to develop and implement medical service support plans (wholistic approach to supporting physical and mental health needs).
Reporting to the Preferred Communities Director, this position is 20 hours per week at $24,000/year.
- Develop, oversee and coordinate timely mental health services and/or referrals for refugee and other qualified immigrants to ensure client access to essential mental health care
- Conduct timely mental health intakes with clients to assess mental health needs
- Provide individualized and family support through culturally appropriate direct services, referrals, psychoeducation and advocacy
- Assess and monitor client progress
- Detail client interactions in accordance with program requirements; input client information in relevant case note system and assist with tracking and reporting as needed
- Collaborate with coworkers and other community-based organizations to develop strong mental and physical health care connections and referral networks in the community
- Other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor
- Licensed mental health provider (e.g., LCSW, LPC, etc.) Must be licensed to practice in the state of New Jersey.
- Relevant professional experience in human services field required; minimum of 2 years’ experience strongly preferred
- Experience providing mental health services to marginalized communities. Experience providing clinical care to refugee and immigrant populations, preferred.
- Experience in program development, reporting and assessment.
- Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred
- Candidates with lived experience as refugees and/or other immigrant populations strongly preferred
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
- Attention to detail and accuracy in work product
- Ability to work independently
- Strong relationship-building, diplomacy, and networking skills
- Strong links to local mental health and other healthcare facilities are a plus
- Demonstrated success working and communicating in a multicultural environment
- LGBTQ+ affirming skills
- Fluent in English, both spoken and written; proficiency in language(s) spoken by client group is strongly desired (e.g., Spanish, Pashto, Farsi/Dari, Eritrean, Arabic, Swahili, etc.)
- Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle a plus
- A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and field time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities. COVID protocols enable service delivery via telehealth. Office COVID safety protocol include air purifiers and masking indoors.
- Flexible work schedule, may require occasional weekend and/or evening work
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. 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.