Refugee Mental Health Coordina
DPH - Fulton County, GA

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The Georgia Department of Public Health is seeking candidates for the position of Refugee Mental Health Coordinator for our Infectious Disease & Immunization Office.

About the position
The Refugee Mental Health Coordinator will coordinate community outreach, staff development, and training, client education, and expand clients' access to mental health services through established partnership. The Refugee Mental Health Coordinator will serve as a liaison between local voluntary agencies and locally established psychiatric/mental health practices in the surrounding communities. This is a statewide position and must be willing to travel periodically.

Position responsibilities
  • Provides coordination for a newly formed refugee mental health program. Develop and/or strengthen relationships with ethnic based community organizations
  • Strengthens relationships with federal, state, and local organization, as well as local health departments.
  • Meets regularly with the case management, health and extended services teams at the local resettlement agencies and local health department staff to ensure the continuum of care for identified refugees and analysis
  • Develops and/or strengthen partnerships with mental health providers and health service organizations that will benefit refugees
  • Organizes adjustment groups, by language, in coordination with the on-site mental health provider.
  • Develops culturally and linguistically appropriate written mental health materials for clients
  • Develops training programs for staff at local resettlement agencies and local health departments
This position reports to the State Refugee Health Coordinator.

Minimum Training & Experience: Master's degree and eligibility to be licensed and Two years of postgraduate related experience Or Bachelor's degree in a related field and four years experience in social service delivery Or One year at the lower level or position equivalent

Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the entry qualifications possess the following:

  • Masters in social work, public health, human services or related field preferred, i.e. MPH, MSW, LCSW, or equivalent work experience.
  • Two (2) years experience in medical case management, health advocacy, and/or community-oriented primary care.
  • Experience in partnership development with health service organizations, and facilitating trainings for volunteers, staff, and/or beneficiaries.
  • Experience in domestic refugee resettlement programs or closely related social service delivery programs highly desirable.
  • Experience in mental healthcare programs highly desirable.
  • Highly organized self-starter with demonstrated success in managing multiple and diverse priorities, and getting the job done right, under pressure and with tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and follow-through ability, with outstanding attention to detail.
  • High level of energy, self-confidence, and commitment to continuously improve service delivery.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced, cross-cultural environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook, Access.
  • Possess reliable transportation, valid US driver’s license.
Additional Information:
In order to successfully apply for a position; The hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application

The GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application can be found at

This position is a pay grade 13 on the statewide salary plan. Position number 203385. The minimum is $29,399, maximum is $40,402. Salary is based upon education/experience/licensure and availability of funding.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

Employment Information
Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Administration rules regarding salary

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check

As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a tem and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department

This position is federal funded and is subject to availability of funds.

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

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