Refugee Health Promotion Program - Peer Support Intern

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Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska

  • 4 people are interested

Key Responsibilities:

- Become familiar with chosen peer support curriculum

- Construct a sustainable peer support program:

  • Engage in outreach to recruit peer support leaders and identify group members within the New American communities served (need at least 4-6 groups with at least 90 members total)
  • Create a reoccurring 8 week peer support schedule, as outlined by the curriculum, for each peer support group formed
  • Coordinate with RHL to schedule interpretation, if needed
  • Address and implement strategies to overcome barriers to successful peer support program building


- Social Work, Public Health, Psychology or related major or background in social services preferred

- Understanding of and passion for equitable mental health access and its challenges

- Empathy and understanding of the challenges facing ethnically and socio-economically diverse individuals coming from backgrounds of persecution

- Basic understanding of trauma-informed care

- Understanding and successful implementation of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

- Bilingual preferred, but not required

- Standard background check required

- Driving record check required

Training and Support:

Intern will receive 6-8 hours of training and additional continuing education and professional development as desired.

Initial training will include:

* Refugees 101 (1 hour)

* Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska Overview (1 hour)

* RHP Program Overview (1 hour)

* RHP Peer Support Training Overview (2-3 hours)

Training and supervision conducted by the Omaha Refugee Health Liaison

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About Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska


2900 O St. Ste. 200, Lincoln, NE 68510, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Family Services'(LFS) mission is to express God's love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family, and community life.


Lutheran Family Services (LFS) provides many services including counseling services, refugee resettlement & immigration services, and services for children including respite care, adoption and foster care. In 2003 LFS began offering international adoption. Many of their services are provided on a sliding scale fee.

Strong Urban Neighborhoods (SUN) offers community outreach to the Leavenworth neighborhood in Omaha and has many opportunities for volunteering including teaching assistants for ESL & GED classes, computer training class assistants and baby sitters.


We'll work with your schedule.


124 S. 24th St.Suite 230Omaha, NE 68102






  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours/week, flexible scheduling depending on availability (primary hours needed during regular business hours) Must be able to commit to seeing project through until RHP fiscal year end in August 2020- timeline up until then is flexible.

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