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Samaritas Refugee Transitional Clinician , Full time, Ann Arbor (Spanish Preferred), $26/hr in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Job Summary

Samaritas provides services to youth who have traveled to the US for safety apart from their family or guardians. These youth are given status in the United States as Unaccompanied Children (UC). The children you will be serving will come from diverse and oftentimes traumatic backgrounds, and are placed in both foster home and group home settings where Samaritas provides case management, therapy, and other supportive services. The program also helps these youth adjust to the customs and culture of the United States while pursuing their goals of education, English-language learning, and independence. As the Unaccompanied Children (UC) Long Term Foster Care Clinician, you will be responsible for providing trauma-informed treatment planning and delivery to youth. The Clinician completes assessments of youth and offer consultation to Case Managers on cases. In addition to conducting individual therapy sessions, the Clinician role will also be required to facilitate group counseling sessions to program youth. This position is expected to function effectively with moderate supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with agency, state, and federal regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct therapeutic services to clients and program participants as needed, including group work and family therapy.

  • Administer required behavioral and mental health assessments for youth.

  • Coordinate services for each youth in conjunction with Case Manager.

  • Participate in staff meetings and offer clinical feedback regarding client treatment needs.

  • Attend, facilitate, and assist with providing on-going education and support services to foster parents.

  • Provide record keeping and documentation for all clinical activities in accordance with program and contractor policy.

  • Provide crisis intervention and guidance to youth and foster families regarding clinical components of crisis intervention and long-term treatment strategies.

  • Provide community -based counseling to youth.

  • Comply with laws and regulations regarding client confidentiality.

  • Ability to work flexible hours and work independently within the field.

Job Qualifications

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • Master’s degree in Social Work with clinical experience OR; Master’s degree in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which direct clinical experience is a program requirement.

  • Licensure to provide clinical services in Michigan or eligible to obtain professional licensure or registration.


  • Prior experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred.

  • At least two (2) years of experience in child welfare/case management, strongly preferred.

  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish strongly preferred; additional compensation for bilingual.

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including interpersonal communication, and clinical and persuasive writing skills.

  • Ability to work under stress or in a fast-paced environment, including crisis situations.

  • Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions.

  • Valid Driver’s License, proof of automobile insurance and positive driving record to transport minors in own vehicle if needed, required.

  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries.

    Additional Work Requirements

  • Participate in a system of 24 hour availability to clients, foster and adoptive parents, as required.

  • Unrestricted valid driver’s license with good driving record. Reliable personal transportation suitable for safely transporting persons served; proof of current automobile insurance.

    Physical and Mental Requirements

  • High levels of concentration.

  • Ability to move freely about.

  • Ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Near visual acuity; hand-eye coordination; hand and finger dexterity.

At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!

We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.

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Requisition Number 2021-6876

Employee Type Full-Time

Hours Per Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Weekends and/or Holidays Required No

On Call Required No

Position LocationUS-MI-Ann Arbor