Psychosocial Support Program Intern

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INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE INC

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Psychosocial Support Program Intern

The Psychosocial Support Program Interns support holistic and integrated health and wellbeing of IRC clients through the development, modification, and assessment of supportive programs. These programs aim to address client needs across a wide spectrum, including, but not limited to, acculturation and adjustment, isolation, community relations, development, and mental/physical wellness. Interns will work directly with the Psychososcial Support Specialist and Wellness Promoter to participate in the coordination of programming, facilitate groups, manage garden and relevant programming facilitated in the garden, assess interpreter needs and develop relevant trainings and supportive programs, build relationships with clients and assess their needs to inform program development, and encourage refugee wellness, empowerment, and resilience.

  • Number of intern positions available: 4
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week - Weekend and evenings hours as needed (6-month minimum; 6+ months preferred)
  • Duties:
    • Conceptualization and facilitation of groups
    • Conduct needs assessments to develop or modify programs to ensure that they are consistently meeting the ever-evolving needs of clients
    • Maintain relationships with clients, community organizations, and host communities in order to facilitate integration
    • Management of garden and relevant programming facilitated in the garden
    • Assess interpreter needs, develop and facilitate relevant trainings
    • Build professional relationships with clients in a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed method
    • Administer and collect wellness data with multiple measurement tools
  • Preferred Skills:
    • Experience with measurement tools including: RHS-15, Brief Resilience Scale (BRS), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and Social Provisions Scale
    • Proficiency in Arabic, Swahili, or other critical languages a plus
  • Required Skills:
    • Familiarity and interest in working with refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, migrants and immigrant communities
    • Demonstrate inter-relational skills in order to establish and maintain community partnerships across the Denver metro areas with agencies who provide supportive services for IRC clients. These community partnerships include but are not limited to: Cooking Matters, Denver Public Schools, the YMCA and Yoga for the People
    • Ability to work within a team to provide holistic and integrated services to clients
    • Possess leadership and self-motivated skills and be willing to develop and modify existing curricula as determined by the evolving needs of IRC clients
    • Be organized and detail oriented
    • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel and Outlook 365
    • Be flexible and responsive to the changing needs of clients and the changing dynamics of the current socio-political system
  • Learning Objectives: The Psychosocial Support Intern will gain U.S. field and office experience interacting with and assisting asylum, refugees and immigrants resettled in the US. Intern will acquire detailed knowledge of program development, management and facilitation as well as how to capture the impact of the programs on the clients. Intern will build professional relationships with clients, coordinate the facilitation of programs and maintain community collaborations. The intern will gain experience developing and modifying programs, learn to conduct regular needs assessments, and learn to integrate evidence into program development.

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Crisis Support Health & Medicine Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

405 Urban StreetSuite 400Lakewood, CO 80228

(39.72362,-105.13476)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hours per week

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