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 refugees 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 counseling. Services are provided to refugees and asylum seekers 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 and asylum seeking population about behavioral health. He/she will support IRC’s work to educate and strengthen mainstream providers’ understanding of about refugee and asylum seeker behavioral health needs. This position reports to the Clinical Supervisor.
A combination of standard office work environment and regular travel within the service delivery area to include counseling sessions.