WARN Mental Health Counselor

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The mental health counselor provides culturally and linguistically appropriate individual mental health counseling services to survivors of human trafficking utilizing evidenced-based and evidenced-informed interventions. Services are provided to survivors from various 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 will coordinate activities with WARN case managers and other staff. In addition to providing counseling services, this position helps educate survivors of human trafficking about behavioral health and engages in capacity building activities as IRC works to educate providers about human trafficking victims’ and survivors’ health needs to strengthen community capacity to respond to and serve survivors. This position reports to the Clinical Supervisor.

Major Responsibilities:

- Provide in-office and/or remote individual counseling to all assigned clients. - Utilize the most appropriate evidenced-based and evidenced-informed practices to mitigate distress and improve symptoms under the supervision of a clinical supervisor. - Formulate individual and family service plans. - Deliver all services utilizing a client-centered and trauma-informed approach. - Based on clients’ needs, make referrals to psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care providers, or other outside services providers. - Arrange for interpreters for individual therapy sessions as needed. - Manage suicide assessments, safety planning, mandatory reporting as needed. - Manage a caseload of clients by providing services mentioned previously and maintaining client files by completing required documentation, reports and data entry in a timely manner. - Communicate and coordinate regularly with the Clinical Supervisor and WARN Case Managers to ensure that services are being delivered effectively and in a timely manner. - Provide group outreach sessions and workshops, as requested by WARN clients. - Support development and delivery of Psychoeducation modules and Psychological First Aid training. - Provide network capacity-building activities. - Other duties as assigned.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Clinical Supervisor

Indirect Reporting: Survivor Services Director

Position Supervises: N/A

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: WARN Team, Family Wellness Team, Resettlement Team, Employment Team, Immigration Team, Youth Program Team, New Roots Team, Health Empowerment Team, Volunteer Coordinator, Finance Team, Operations Team, Development Team.

External: API Chaya, REST, KIND, Northwest Justice Project, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle Police Department, US Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Washington Advisory Committee on Trafficking, City of Seattle Human Services Division, Washington State Office for Crime Victim Advocacy, Washington State Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons, and additional partners.

Job Requirements:

- Master’s degree in relevant field or equivalent professional and/or lived experience with ability for independent licensure within 24 months. - At least two years’ experience providing mental health therapy, specifically Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, alternative specialty a plus. - Lived experience as a refugee or immigrant is preferred. - In lieu of lived experience, experience working with refugees and/or immigrants; cross-cultural or overseas experience accepted. - Understanding of the systems that intersect with migration and resettlement. - Understanding of social service system. - Strong written and verbal communication skills. - Fluency in English and Spanish or other relevant language(s) - Strong intercultural communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. - Commitment to anti-racism and ongoing learning. - Strong computer, keyboard, email, and general office skills. - Current driver’s license and valid insurance.

Working Environment:

- Standard, professional office environment (flexible remote and in-office) - Access to a reliable transportation to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area - Position may involve evening and weekend work and travel

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

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: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12-month time period.

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