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Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to help refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, strengthen hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities.

Welcoming persecuted people from other countries is America’s most noble tradition. IRIS helps newcomers on the road to self-sufficiency by providing lifesaving support during their transition to life in the United States.

We offer the following services to refugees and immigrants, available in Connecticut.

Please bear with us for the next few weeks! Our site is under heavy construction. 

HOUSING

IRIS provides basic needs on arrival including housing, furniture, groceries and household goods.

EMPLOYMENT

Through career counseling, job skills training, and outreach to employers, IRIS helps clients prepare for, start, and succeed in jobs.

HEALTH

IRIS schedules and accompanies clients to medical appointments and helps clients learn to navigate the system independently.

LEGAL

Our legal team reunites families from overseas, helps refugees obtain U.S. citizenship and offers representation to people seeking asylum.

EDUCATION

IRIS enrolls children in school and provides them with tutoring as well as daily English classes for adults. In addition, robust summer learning and higher education programs help our families reach their fullest potential.

CASE MANAGEMENT

Case managers help families reach self-sufficiency, as well as provide intensive case management and counseling support to refugees with the greatest needs.

OUR STORY

IRIS empowers refugees and immigrants to become self-sufficient and integrated into their new communities. At the same time, newcomers enrich our communities, making this a better place for all of us.

“The killing of innocent black people needs to stop."

Weruche U. George, Asylee from Nigeria

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

WORK WITH US

IRIS has a casual work atmosphere where everyone’s opinions and ideas are valued. We’re committed to work-life balance and offer everyone opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow. If you’re looking to add meaningful purpose to your work or want a life-changing fellowship to get your career off on the right foot, then you’ll love working here. Please see our open positions and volunteer opportunities below.

POSITION:  Development Manager

SUPERVISOR: Director of Community Engagement

HOURS/FULL-TIME EQUIVALENCY: 40 hours per week or 1.0 FTE

OVERVIEW:

As an integral part of the Community Engagement Team, the Development Manager will cultivate, steward, and expand the relationships between the organization and its donors at all levels. This will be achieved by providing extraordinary management and service for supporters of all types. This position oversees a part-time Grant Writer and a full-time Constituent Relationship Management Database Coordinator, as well as multiple interns and volunteers.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

Donor Relations & Systems Management

  • Evaluate, develop and implement retention strategies for targeted donor segments, including implementation of annual appeal, Great Give, monthly donor, and other appeals
  • Oversee and implement the review, recording, and acknowledgment by written correspondence and other creative means, all corporate, institutional, individual and event gifts, as well as employer matching contributions
  • Oversee the fulfillment of data and reporting requests, including the production of donor lists, regular progress reports and extractions of data for analytical and donor cultivation purposes
  • Oversee the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date donor contract and biographical information, as well as unique contextual information critical to relationship management and tracking
  • Oversee the execution of data integrity projects including returned mail, address updates, merge, and inactivation processes
  • Oversee the maintenance of gift information and donor correspondence within central files
  • Oversee and participate in gift reconciliation with the general ledger and support for audit needs
  • Assist and/or participate in donor cultivation and stewardship events as needed

Grants Management

  • Track grant application and report deadlines for all existing foundation funding sources
  • Research new grant prospects for consideration
  • Oversee and prepare letters of interest, grant proposals, reports, and project budgets for new and existing foundation funding sources in coordination with the Director of Community Engagement, key program staff and/or Executive Director

Communications Systems and Media Supports

  • Oversee maintenance and regular integration of general supporter and volunteer communication databases (ie. Mail Chimp, eTapestry, etc.)
  • Cross functional support and input into social media, e-newsletter, strategy and content as it relates to campaigns and areas of special interest
  • Respond to periodic media requests, coordinating interviews and/or participant in limited media interviews

Key Attributes

  • Positive, solution-oriented personality and style
  • Strong people skills, as well as customer service
  • Ability to supervise teams and work as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Thrives in grassroots, start-up style organizational culture
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and exceptionally high quality standards
  • Dedication to serving the immigrant community

Professional Requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in Google Suite
  • Proficiency in or ability to learn and use development software
  • Proficiency in social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Experience with or ability to quickly learn communications software (e.g. Constant Contact, MailChimp, etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to gather, analyze and summarize information including numerical, financial and contextual data
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 6-8 years professional experience

To apply, send an email to humanresources@irisct.org as soon as possible with the following (please no phone calls):

  • A subject line that says “Development Manager”
  • A cover letter
  • An attached resume

Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and until the position is filled.

IRIS is looking for a full-time Healthcare Coordinator who will help newly arriving clients access healthcare and learn to navigate the American healthcare system independently.

 

General Description

IRIS must ensure that all newly arriving refugees receive a medical exam within 30 days of arrival and access follow up care as needed notably including immunizations, women’s health and dental care. The Health Coordinator is primarily responsible for ensuring that new arrivals are connected to local health care providers and that they learn to navigate the health care system independently. The Healthcare Coordinator coordinates care with various local providers including the Yale Refugee Clinic, Yale Women’s Center, Fair Haven CHC, Cornell Scott Hill HC and others. The HC will also support clients with emergency medical needs and other significant needs that continue beyond the initial resettlement period.

         The Healthcare Coordinator advocates on behalf of clients and engages with the local medical community on issues related to refugee and immigrant health and health care. As IRIS works increasingly with new populations, we will aim to integrate services for these populations into existing work.

During the current pandemic, the Healthcare Coordinator is also supporting clients to understand and get tested for COVID-19. It is planned that they will also support vaccination education and outreach.

         The IRIS office is currently closed to clients. The position is mainly remote for now, but is expected to be office-based again when it is considered safe to do so.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

Coordinate healthcare for newly-arrived refugees

  • Arrange for refugees to receive a Refugee Health Assessment (RHA) within 30 days of arrival.
  • Schedule RHA and pre-screening appointments and request medical interpreters.
  • Facilitate clinic physicians’ access to overseas medical exam forms when available
  • Ensure clients have adequate transportation to attend RHA pre-screening and attend clinic appointments (arrange or provide transportation, or confirm that clients are able to get to the clinic on their own)
  • Ensure RHA forms are completed, filed in case files, and sent to the H&W Manager in a timely manner.
  • Ensure pediatricians complete school forms in a timely manner and that the education coordinator has access to the forms.
  • Schedule appointments for—and help clients access—primary care, dental care, vision care, physical therapy, mental health care, and women’s health care/pre-natal care, as necessary. Follow up on referrals to specialists, diagnostic imaging, chest clinic, and other appointments as necessary.
  • Schedule initial intake with WIC program, for pregnant woman and child under age 5, and ensure that they learn to use their WIC benefits.
  • Provide information as requested to the State Refugee Health Coordinator.

Teach medical self-sufficiency

  • Help refugees and other immigrants achieve self-sufficiency by teaching them how to navigate the U.S. healthcare system independently.
  • Instruct clients on how to fill prescriptions at a pharmacy, properly take medications, independently schedule appointments, and utilize public transportation or medical taxis.
  • Assist clients in creating MyChart accounts and help them learn to use them
  • Lead cultural orientation (CORE) classes related to health
  • Lead co-sponsor training sessions on health
  • Encourage self-sufficiency by not doing things for the clients that they are capable of doing themselves, explaining limits of IRIS’ role and IRIS policies about assistance as needed

Engage with the community

  • Work closely with the Health & Wellness Manager and the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit a constant supply of volunteers and interns and train and supervise the assigned volunteers and interns.
  • Educate and train medical providers about refugee resettlement, the unique health needs of refugees, and exhibiting cultural and linguistic competence in serving refugees and immigrants including the use of medical interpretation
  • Represent IRIS in the community to students, organizations, and clinics interested in learning about refugee and immigrant health.

Administrative responsibilities

  • Request medical record numbers for new clients from NHPCC
  • Contact medical billing offices as clients’ bills are received and provide insurance information.  For those bills that are problematic, troubleshoot to find a solution.  Notify clients when they have outstanding bills and assist in resolving them. Communicate with case managers to resolve insurance issues due to DSS problems.
  • Case note pertinent information for each client, especially within the 90-day R&P period: Health assessments, office visits, referral appointments, psych follow ups, vision, dental, ED visits and any other services HC provides
  • Maintain the Health database by transferring all case information from the IRIS case lists
  • Add all pertinent information from arrival notice emails to Health database.

Requirements

Candidates must have:

  • Bachelors’ degree or at least 3 years of professional experience
  • Basic knowledge of U.S./Connecticut healthcare system including primary care, Medicaid/HUSKY insurance, how to identify providers, how to schedule appointments, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of the challenges refugees and immigrants face as they learn to navigate this healthcare system
  • Energy and enthusiasm for the work
  • The ability to troubleshoot and problem solve, to juggle multiple commitments, to manage time and to make good decisions
  • The ability to make clients feel welcomed, heard and supported
  • The ability to set limits with clients and encourage self-sufficiency
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience using basic computing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Office and Google Suite)
  • A commitment to anti-racism and the mission of IRIS

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A degree in public health or social work
  • Experience working in public health or case management
  • Experience serving an immigrant population
  • Experience working with interpreters
  • Strong understanding of the refugee resettlement process
  • The ability to speak another language, especially Arabic, Dari/Farsi, Pashto, Swahili, Spanish

This position is budgeted at $40,000 annual compensation.  Benefits include vacation, sick days, holidays, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; optional health, vision, dental insurance; eligible for 403b pension plan after 1 year of service.

 

To apply, send an email to Senior Director of Programs, at humanresources@irisct.org as soon as possible with the following:

  • A subject line that says “Healthcare Coordinator” and your name
  • A cover letter
  • An attached resume including 3 professional references

The position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and until the position is filled.

The Human Resources & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager is a full-time staff position within the
Operations and Finance Department. The position reports to the Director for Operations; the position
will participate in management team meetings and will also have a direct line to the Executive Director.

The position is focused on evaluating, implementing and coordinating all Human Resources activities,
programs and processes for IRIS and will play a major role in refining HR and DEI policies, furthering our
commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), staff training and safety. The ideal candidate will have
a breadth and depth of knowledge in human resources, equity and inclusion. This position requires a
strong multi-tasker with the proven ability to implement best practices and policies.
The candidate will be highly organized, with meticulous attention to detail. The candidate is a thoughtful
team player who values and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance, and actively works to foster an
equitable and inclusive experience for everyone in their work.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Refine, implement and administer all HR programs
• Recruiting: manage all recruiting processes and train managers in proper recruiting, interview, feedback and decision-making processes
• Foster compliance with existing employment laws, benefit plans, employee handbook, etc.
• Staff meetings and staff outings and events: organize training and events to boost employees’ communication abilities and team spirit
• Performance evaluations: coordinate and manage all processes and train managers on delivering direct and appropriate feedback and evaluations. Refine and administer the performance review program to ensure consistent and timely execution and equity within the organization
• Employee relations: conduct or engage counsel to conduct employee investigations in response to complaints of harassment, discrimination and conflict within the workplace
• Employee engagement: help develop and implement programming that creates a culture of belonging; champion a positive culture, including feedback and training for those who need to develop their skills and/or awareness of the impact they are having on others
• Administer policies and procedures that promote diversity, equity and inclusion
• Implement and maintain a human resources system that meets top management information needs
• Refine HR procedures, processes, and programs that support IRIS’s work, culture, vision and, environment, including IRIS’s internal diversity, equity and inclusion work
• Maintain consistent actions across IRIS by initiating, coordinating and training programs for managers on human resource practices, termination and promotion decisions, safety, discrimination and sexual harassment
• collaborate with leadership on employee compensation and benefits
• Serve as the subject matter expert in areas of employee relations, legal compliance, the development of policies, procedures and standards for implementation organization-wide in partnership with leadership
• Consult legal counsel to ensure that policies comply with federal, state and local law.
• Review and analyze organizational data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve performance, retention and employee experience
• Serve as an advocate and partner for all staff to retain, develop and motivate people to achieve their fullest potential
• Serve as ombudsperson between staff and management
• Provide leadership to internal staff satisfaction and diversity, equity and inclusion working group

SPECIFIC OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Oversee the analysis, maintenance, communication of records required by law or local governing bodies.
• Measure and forecast hiring, turnover and diversity metrics
• Train managers on how to select, manage, evaluate and retain diverse employees
• Review all communication on IRIS’s website, social media pages, job descriptions and internal documents to ensure we use non-discriminatory language
• Plan and lead onboarding and new employee orientation.
• Prepare Board items related to employment.
• Represent IRIS at various career events (like job fairs)
• Support for financial and budget requirements

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: While no one person will have all the qualities enumerated below, the successful candidate will bring many of the following qualifications and attributes:

• A combination of a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field; 5+ years leading the HR Function; or 3 years plus SHRM or PHR Certification(s)
• Experience working in a non-profit organization
• Forward thinking, innovative and progressive in HR practices
• Working knowledge Federal and State of CT Employment Laws and Federal statute regulations
• Ability to think strategically and conceptually with an open-minded approach to HR Solutions
• Commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance.
• Openness to a multi-faceted range of viewpoints; ability to engage with tough questions in a thoughtful, respectful and confidential manner.
• Ability to engender trust and respect.
• Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
• Adaptable team player with the ability to engage various constituencies in a complex environment
• Flexibility, patience and willingness to work hard and learn from others.
• Unwavering commitment to the mission and goals of IRIS, including a demonstrated commitment to: valuing work life balance and internal culture, equity and diversity.

To apply, send an email to Director of Operations, at humanresources@irisct.org as soon as possible with the following:

• A subject line that says “HR-DEI Manager”
• A cover letter
• An attached resume
• An attached resume
• Contact information for two references 

Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and until the position is filled.

OVERVIEW: This short-term teaching position with our Summer Learning Program runs from late June through mid-August; candidates should also be available for 5 – 10 paid hours between April and the start of the program. The salary is $21 per hour.

If you have classroom experience, especially with English language learners, please apply. The IRIS Summer Learning Program will have approximately 100 students per day, mostly from Africa and the Middle East at a location in or near New Haven. The SLP Assistant Teacher will work with a lead teacher in classes of up to 25 students, and lead small groups as the curriculum and situation require.

Note: Please keep in mind that the format of the Summer Learning Program is subject to change based on potential restrictions associated with the COVD-19 pandemic. The program itself may be 100% in-person, 100% remote, or operated on a hybrid model. Candidates for this position should feel comfortable operating Chromebooks and facilitating group activities using platforms such as Zoom and Google Classroom.

Job Summary & General Responsibilities
The Summer Learning Program Assistant Teacher (SLPAT) will assist with the facilitation of daily programming for the 60 to 100 refugee students between the ages of 5 and 16 who are enrolled in the IRIS Summer Learning Program. The students will usually be divided into separate age and level appropriate groups to promote academic and social success. The SLPAT will assist daily with a class of up to 25 students with a team of volunteers and interns for that class. The SLPAT will be responsible for contributing to a positive learning environment and assessing and meeting daily needs of students.

Specific Duties:
• Assist with leading a class of up to 25 K-12 students of similar ages and levels.
• Review and re-evaluate curriculum and specific lesson plans with the Summer Learning Program Teacher (SLPT) on a daily and ongoing basis to better meet the needs of students.
• Help maintain a language-rich environment for students who are all, or almost all, English Language Learners.
• In conjunction with curriculum and lesson planning, assist in creating a list of necessary learning and program supplies.
• Collaborate with a daily team of volunteers and other program staff to best meet the needs of the students.
• Join brief team meetings at the start of each day to review lesson plans and daily projects, and at the end of each day to review and plan for the next day.
• Using the curriculum and lesson plans, improvising when necessary, and working closely with volunteers and program staff, help to lead students in daily lessons and activities.
• Create the best possible learning environment for the students in the classroom by addressing challenges early and working closely and communicating well with team members
• In close cooperation with the SLPT, volunteers and program staff, meet the daily needs of students, including providing academic and social support for each student as an individual and communicating on a daily basis with parents to share successes and troubleshoot any challenges.
• Assist in the planning and supervision of regular indoor/outdoor recreational activities both on and off site to promote exercise and healthy living habits.
• Supervise students on field trips to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.

To apply: send an email to humanresources@irisct.org by February 26 with the following:
• A subject line that says “SLP Assistant Teacher” and your name
• A cover letter
• An attached resume
Contact information for 2 references

OVERVIEW: This short-term teaching position with our Summer Learning Program runs from late June through mid-August; candidates should also be available for 10 – 20 paid hours between April and the start of the program, including up to three two-hour Saturday workshops. The salary is $23 per hour. If you are an experienced teacher of children under the age of five, especially if you’ve worked with English language learners, please apply. The IRIS Summer Learning Program will have 20 – 35 early learning students per day, mostly from Africa and the Middle East, at a location in or near New Haven. The SLP Pre-School Readiness Teacher will lead this group, aided by many interns and volunteers, with management and input from the program manager.

Note: Please keep in mind that the format of the Summer Learning Program is subject to change based on potential restrictions associated with the COVD-19 pandemic. The program itself may be 100% in-person, 100% remote, or operated on a hybrid model. Candidates for this position should feel comfortable operating Chromebooks and facilitating group activities using platforms such as Zoom and Google Classroom.

Job Summary & General Responsibilities
The Summer Learning Program Preschool Readiness Teacher (SLPPSRT) will assist with the facilitation of daily programming for 20-35 ELL refugee students between the ages of 0 and 4.5 who are enrolled in the IRIS Summer Learning Program. The students will be divided into two separate age and level appropriate groups to promote early learning and social success. The SLPPSRT will be responsible for contributing to a positive learning environment and assisting daily with a class of up to 25 students with a team of volunteers and interns to meet daily needs of students.

 Specific Duties
• Lead a class of up to 25 ELL preschool students of similar ages and levels with the help of a group of interns and volunteers.
• Create the best possible language-rich learning environment for the students in the classroom by addressing challenges early and working closely and communicating well with team members.
• Plan, review, and re-evaluate curriculum and daily lesson plans with the Family Literacy ESOL Class Project Manager on a daily basis to best meet the needs of students.
• In conjunction with curriculum and lesson planning, assist in creating a list of necessary learning and program supplies.
• Join brief team morning meetings to review lesson plans and daily projects, and afternoon meetings to review and plan for the next day.
• Collaborate with ESL program staff and volunteers to facilitate interactive literacy activities with the children and their mothers.
• Assist in the planning and supervision of regular indoor/outdoor recreational activities both on and off site to promote exercise, healthy living habits, and language development.

 To apply: send an email to humanresources@irisct.org by February 26 with the following:
• A subject line that says “SLP Preschool Readiness Teacher” and your name
• A cover letter
• An attached resume
Contact information for 2 references

OVERVIEW: This short-term teaching position with our Summer Learning Program runs from late June through mid-August; candidates should also be available for 10 – 20 paid hours between April and the start of the program, including up to three two-hour Saturday workshops. The salary is $23 per hour. If you are a culturally competent teacher with experience teaching English Language Learners, please apply. The IRIS Summer Learning Program will have approximately 100 students per day, mostly from Africa and the Middle East at a location in or near New Haven. The SLP Teacher will lead a class of up to 25 students, with in-class assistants, on a daily basis.

Note: Please keep in mind that the format of the Summer Learning Program is subject to change based on potential restrictions associated with the COVD-19 pandemic. The program itself may be 100% in-person, 100% remote, or operated on a hybrid model. Candidates for this position should feel comfortable operating Chromebooks and facilitating group activities using platforms such as Zoom and Google Classroom

Job Summary & General Responsibilities
The Summer Learning Program Teacher (SLPT) will assist with the coordination of daily programming for the 60 to 100 refugee students between the ages of 5 and 16 who are enrolled in the IRIS Summer Learning Program. The students will usually be divided into separate age and level appropriate groups to promote academic and social success. The SLPT will have a daily class of up to 25 students and will coordinate volunteers and intern assistance for that class. The SLPT will be responsible for creating a positive learning environment and assessing and meeting daily needs of students. The SLPT will be a representative of the Summer Learning Program and of IRIS, and will contribute to organizing visitors and welcoming them to the program.

Specific Duties
• Lead a class of up to 25 K-12 students of similar ages and levels.
• Review program design, curriculum, and lesson plans.
• Modify curriculum as needed, based on review, feedback, and input from various sources and in collaboration with the SLP Manager (SLPM) and Youth Services Manager (YSM).
• Maintain a language-rich environment for students who are all, or almost all, English Language Learners.
• Review and re-evaluate curriculum and specific lesson plans on a daily and ongoing basis to better meet the needs of students.
• In conjunction with curriculum and lesson planning, create a list of necessary learning and program supplies.
• In collaboration with the SLPM and YSM, assist in acquiring learning and program supplies, either through purchase or donation.
• Contribute to the organization and supervision of a daily team of volunteers and other program staff to best meet the needs of the students and utilize the strengths of the volunteers and program staff.
• Join brief team meetings at the start of each day to review lesson plans and daily projects, and at the end of each day to review and plan for the next day.
• Using the curriculum and lesson plans, improvising when necessary, and working closely with volunteers and program staff, lead students in daily lessons and activities.
• Create the best possible learning environment for the students in the classroom by addressing challenges early and working closely and communicating well with team members
• In close cooperation with volunteers and program staff, meet the daily needs of students, including providing academic and social support for each student as an individual, contacting the SLPM and YSM with concerns unable to be addressed inside the classroom, and communicating on a daily basis with parents to share successes and troubleshoot any challenges.
• Assist in the planning and supervision of regular indoor/outdoor recreational activities both on and off site to promote exercise and healthy living habits.
• Working closely with volunteers and program staff, supervise students on field trips to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.

To apply: send an email to humanresources@irisct.org by February 26 with the following:
• A subject line that says “SLP Teacher” and your name
• A cover letter
• An attached resume
Contact information for 2 references

IRIS is looking for a part-time Supportive Therapy Clinician who will provide one on one therapy using a culturally sensitive, holistic approach to refugees and immigrants experiencing mild to moderate mental health symptoms. This part-time position averages 10 hours a week.

General Description IRIS has a need for in-house mental health expertise. Working within the Health & Wellness department and in collaboration with several other IRIS staff members, the Clinician will play a key role in ensuring that clients access the mental health care they need. The Clinician accepts referrals from IRIS staff and local medical professionals. The Clinician offers one on one counseling, with interpretation if needed, and refers clients to other mental health care providers as appropriate. The Clinician also plays a key role supporting IRIS staff as they deal with particularly complicated client situations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Receive therapy referrals from IRIS staff
• Coordinate with medical professionals to receive referrals or confirm needs of clients referred by IRIS staff
• Maintain list of eligible clients with some degree of priority (waiting list), as needed
• Prepare for counseling sessions including logistics with clients and interpreter
• Meet with clients individually in order to develop an action plan and maximize adaptive coping skills
• Maintain case notes of sessions separate from main database
• Maintain coordination of care with IRIS staff and medical professions
• Serve as resource to IRIS staff and partners such as co-sponsors as needed
• Meet with clients to conduct urgent assessments and recommend follow up action (In situations where it is not possible otherwise, these assessments may be conducted at clients’ home)
• Other tasks as requested by Health & Wellness Manager and Director of Case Management

CANDIDATES MUST HAVEN: 
• Active license in one of the following: Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychologist, Professional Counselor, Psychological Associate, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatrist
• Master’s degree in mental health, counseling, therapy, psychology, or social work
• Experience in one-on-one direct counseling
• Experience and/or ability and willingness to use in-person and phone interpreters during sessions
• Understanding of basic therapeutic models such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Integrative/Holistic Therapy, Mindfulness
• Strict adherence to the ethical standards of the profession – Code of Ethics compliant
• Strong understanding of culturally sensitive therapy, commitment to anti-racism and the mission of IRIS
• Strong understanding of the refugee resettlement process
• Ability to work collaboratively with multiple people and programs within IRIS

To apply, send an email to Director of Case Management, at humanresources@irisct.org as soon as possible with the following:

• A subject line that says “Supportive Therapy Clinician”
• A cover letter
• An attached resume
Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and until the position is filled.

OUR MISSIONS

VOLUNTEER AT IRIS

Volunteers are an invaluable part of the IRIS team. Click here for available volunteer roles.

To apply: Complete the IRIS Volunteer Application here. You will receive an email copy of your application. Please forward that along with your resume to the Volunteer Programs Specialist (format: Last name, First name Resume.pdf).

OUR MISSIONS

Volunteer at IRIS

Volunteers are an invaluable part of the IRIS team. Click here for available volunteer roles.

To apply: Complete the IRIS Volunteer Application here. You will receive an email copy of your application. Please forward that along with your resume to the Volunteer Programs Specialist (format: Last name, First name Resume.pdf).

OUR MISSIONS

intern at iris

Interns commit 15+ hours per week for a minimum of three months, and all internships are unpaid. Our interns are typically undergrad and masters students, but internships are open to any community member who is interested in our work.

Click here for available internships at IRIS. 

To apply: Complete the IRIS Intern Application here. You will receive an email copy of your application. Please forward that along with your most recent resume to the Volunteer Programs Specialist (format: Last name, First name Resume.pdf).  Questions? Email the IRIS Volunteer Programs Specialist at volunteer@irisct.org.

OUR MISSIONS

intern at iris

Interns commit 15+ hours per week for a minimum of three months, and all internships are unpaid. Our interns are typically undergrad and masters students, but internships are open to any community member who is interested in our work.

Click here for available internships at IRIS. 

To apply: Complete the IRIS Intern Application here. You will receive an email copy of your application. Please forward that along with your most recent resume to the Volunteer Programs Specialist (format: Last name, First name Resume.pdf).  Questions? Email the IRIS Volunteer Programs Specialist at volunteer@irisct.org.