Clinical Service Coordinator Intern
Company: International Rescue Committee
Posted on: November 24, 2022
Requisition ID: req35103Job Title: Clinical Service Coordinator
InternSector: HealthEmployment Category: InternEmployment Type:
Part-TimeLocation: Phoenix, AZ USA
SCOPE OF WORK: The Clinical Service Coordinator Intern will work
closely with the Clinical Service Coordinator to provide support
and a positive experience to clients seeking external mental health
services and facilitate client to overcome obstacle that prevent
them from assessing services, advocating for themselves, and
achieving their healing goals. This position will include working
closely with the Clinical Service Coordinator to create partnership
with service providers, assist clients establish care with other
provider, and provide ongoing support to clients to ensure their
needs are met. The client population served through this program
includes refugees, asylees, and asylum seekers, who may be
survivors of torture, victims of human trafficking, gender-based
violence survivors, victims of domestic violence or other crimes,
and those experiencing mental and emotional distress. This
population represents numerous nationalities and ethnic
backgrounds, many of whom do not speak English.
- Assist individual clients with overcoming barriers preventing
them from accessing services
- Address barriers that prevent clients from accessing quality
and culturally appropriate care in a systematic and strategic
- Conduct surveying and case noting in a timely manner
- Practice sensitivity to cultural and personality differences of
clients by respecting their beliefs and values.
- Conduct outreach with local agency to build on resources and
- Assist clinical coordinator to provide care follow-up and
- Assist with client screening to identify clients who need
additional psychological or psychosocial support.
- Assist with client screening to help determine the appropriate
referral for therapeutic services.
- Complete appropriate referrals to community agency.
- Collaborate with community agencies to support clients
- Other relevant program support duties, as assigned.
- AZ Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
- Bachelor's or master's level focus on public health,
counseling, social work, or education is strongly encouraged but is
not a limiting factor
- Willingness to make initiative to achieve goals.
- Demonstrate cultural humility and an understanding of
- Ability to communicate effectively with clinical team, clients,
- Experience with vulnerable populations preferred, in
particular, psychological trauma due to war, displacement,
violence, and persecution.
- Desire to work with an ethnically diverse international
population in innovative ways.
- Ability to work effectively with partners, colleagues, and
clients in a cross-cultural, team-based environment.
- Ability to present oneself in an appropriately personable and
professional manner to clients and staff.
- Ability to be both consistent and flexible as circumstances
- Ability to receive and utilize constructive feedback regarding
performance, presentation and relationships with others.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong computer skills.
- Proficiency in a second language spoken by the client base
strongly preferred but not required.
- A positive attitude and a desire to learn and adapt traditional
clinical skills to meet the needs of a diverse client base.
- A vehicle, current driver's license and valid
insurance.LEARNING OUTCOMES: This internship provides case
management, care coordination, and advocacy experience in a
community agency setting. Under direction of a supervisor, interns
get practice in cross-cultural assessment, outreach, resource
provision, documentation, in-service training, and data collection.
- Knowledge of the role of racial, ethnic, and cultural heritage;
nationality; socioeconomic status; family structure; age; gender;
sexual orientation; religious and spiritual beliefs occupation
physical and mental status and equity issues in a community social
- Understand the roles of community social workers and the
relationship between social workers and other professionals in a
community agency setting.
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and legal
considerations specifically related to the practice of community
social work and engage in appropriate ethical behavior.
- Understand and demonstrate basic and advanced service skills
with a variety of clients with diverse cultural backgrounds,
presenting problems and trauma.
- General principles of assessment and an understanding of
symptoms to look for when conducting a mental health
- Evaluate effectiveness of intervention(s) provided.
- Prepare and maintain records required.
- Learn to use individual supervision effectively.
- Learn critical thinking and organization skills.
- Learn problem solving and advocacy skills on behalf of
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate and collaborate with
various professionals and stakeholders. This is an unpaid
internship with a 3-month minimum, 10 hours per week commitment
requirement. This position reports to the Mental Health Coordinator
and Clinical Manager. IRC leading the way from harm to home. IRC is
an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the
basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin,
religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status
or disability. Apply NowShare Save Job
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