Clinical Advisor

  • Added Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 25 May 2019

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Requisition ID: req4431

Job Title: Clinical Advisor

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: USA-Turlock, CA

Job Description

The IRC in Turlock’s Community Health and Wellness program will ensure that newly resettled refugees have access to pyscho-social and case management support to serve their adjustment needs as well as ensures additional culturally and linguistically sensitive mental health referral support services are available. This includes implementation of mental health screening protocols and the referring of clients for emotional distress, torture, trauma and gender-based violence to relevant partners. Finally the Community Health and Wellness program will ensure the creation of a culture of trauma informed care throughout Turlock/Modesto services.

The Clinical Advisor will be responsible for the adaption, implementation and monitoring of psycho-social programing serving the newcomer population in the Turlock/Modesto area. The office’s Psycho-social program is funded through Stanislaus County Behavioral Health Care Service’s Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) program. The Clinical Care Manager will work with local stakeholders to adapt community-based initiatives, creating avenues for well-being activities and the fostering of organic emotional and social support networks within newcomer communities

Length of Assignment: 10 month, Part-time (5-10 hours/week)

Major Responsibilities:·

  • Conduct Group supervision;
  • Conduct Individual supervision as needs present;
  • Provide documentation review and training as appropriate;
  • Provide Consultation and training on various topics;
  • Administrative responsibilities;
  • Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency.
    Key Working Relationships: Position Reports to: Site Manager
    Position provide Clinical Guidance to: Community
    Health Promoters, Program Coordinator


  • Graduate degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or an equivalent field of mental health study minimum.
  • California Licensed to provide clinical mental health services required (MFT, MSW, LMFC, LCSW, Licensed Psychologist/ Psy.D etc.).
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience in Social Service, Mental Health or international development fields. Experience should include a minimum of 2 years developing and managing programming serving isolated communities including but not limited to, Survivors of GBV, Youth at Risk or displaced populations.
  • Experience designing and implementing psychosocial and preventive programming.
  • Demonstrated expertise serving multi-cultural and/or underserved populations.
  • Knowledge of DSM-V-R, ability to assess mental health concerns and experience managing referrals for mental health concerns to community partners.
  • Experience managing multidisciplinary teams and programs in clinical settings preferred.
  • Understanding of community integration, resettlement and migration trauma.
  • Training and experience in establishing trauma informed care with diverse and underserved communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary race and gender issues as they relate to refugee resettlement.
  • Experience providing supervision individually and in leading a team in program implementation.
  • Experience with program design, grant writing and donor reports.
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Proven ability to contribute both independently and as a key team member.
  • Self- starter with excellent problem solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; Fluency in additional language relevant to current refugee populations preferred (Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Tigrinya, Burmese, Spanish, Amharic etc.).

Work Environment:

  • Standard office environment.
  • Travel to field site operations and external stakeholder meetings occasional.

This vacancy is archived.

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