Mental Health Screening Specialist
Job Overview: The Mental Health Screening Specialist provides trauma-informed services to refugees and other qualified immigrants to support a positive resettlement experience and the achievement of client self-sufficiency. The IRC SLC Health Program works to ensure that newly resettled refugees have access to comprehensive, linguistically, and culturally appropriate medical and mental health services. Under the direction of the Mental Health Coordinator, the Mental Health Screening Specialist will be responsible for conducting Mental Health Screenings with clients and working with the mental health team to provide referrals and facilitate access to mental health appointments for refugees that screen positive for mental distress.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinate and Conduct mental health RHS-15 screenings as indicated with newly arrived refugees between 1-and 24-months post arrival as necessitated and identified by the Mental Health Program, and with individuals identified as needing mental health support. - Enter complete data into RHOS system that interfaces with the Utah Department of Health on a weekly basis and track screen data regularly with Excel, Box, and the UDOH internal system. - Communicate follow-up needs and referrals to individual treatment to Mental Health Program Coordinator and assist with follow-up support for clients identified in need of extra support. - Support program growth and development associated with screening and pathways to care – create protocols for supportive resources post-screen. - Work with Health Access and Promotion to identify ways to include mental health and wellbeing outcomes in holistic health plans for clients. - Provide and Coordinate Transportation to/from medical and behavioral health appointments for newly arrived refugee clients - Comply with all policies and protocols of the agency - Use personal, insured vehicle and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area. - Support other health programs and office needs as needed - May train and lead the activities of volunteers and interns. - Other duties as assigned.
- Education: Associates or Bachelor’s degree in mental health related field, Psychology or Social Work or equivalent experience
- Relevant professional experience in mental health and/or human services field required; minimum of 1-2 years’ experience strongly preferred; preferably with diverse/refugee population
Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:
- Demonstrated ability to promote an organizational culture that reflects IRC’s core values of service, accountability, integrity, and equality. Ability to lead in a way that recognizes that IRC’s work is best accomplished through the true collaboration of individuals from many cultures with a great variety of skills and perspectives. - Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships. - Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment. - Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to prioritize and manage time effectively. - Attention to detail and accuracy in work product. - Fluent in English, both spoken and written; proficiency in language(s) spoken by client group is desired. - Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes. - Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle – reliable transportation is required.
- A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities. - Occasional domestic (non-local) travel required; up to 10%. - May require occasional weekend and/or evening work. - Flex Hours
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 requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity****: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
Equal Opportunity Employer****: 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.
US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.