Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Programs
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefit Package Offered

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Reporting to the Senior PO for Clinical Oversight, the Clinician is responsible for direct therapeutic services to clients including individual, family, and group therapy. This role administers assessments and coordinates services to ensure high-quality clinical services.

For 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to more than half a million refugees. Since 1939, LIRS has transformed lives, with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to the United States - from sea to shining sea.

LIRS is a national organization with a budget of over $88 million per year, and over 100 staff nationwide. Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.

Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of staff and affiliates. As we continue to grow, we search for the best candidates and offer excellent benefits to include flexible work hours, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, professional development funds, parental leave, a 403(b) with organizational match, and more!


  • 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 children and families;
  • Coordinate services for each participant in conjunction with the Case Manager;
  • Participate in case staffings and offer clinical feedback regarding client treatment needs;
  • Attend, facilitate, and assist with providing on-going education and support services to adult caregivers;
  • Provide crisis intervention and guidance to children and families regarding clinical components of crisis intervention and long-term treatment strategies;
  • Comply with laws and regulations regarding client confidentiality;
  • Apply a working knowledge of child welfare best practices to protect all clients in care and mitigate risk factors where possible
  • Maintain documentation of all clinical activities in accordance with program and state policy
  • Maintain an updated, working knowledge of DHS and UC/ORR policy and operating procedures
  • Meet regularly with supervisor to consult on cases, review case plan decisions, and evaluate client progress
  • Provide translation support as needed for clients, sponsors, and staff
  • Comply with laws and regulations regarding client confidentiality
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Master's degree in Social Work with clinical experience OR; other relevant behavioral science in which direct clinical experience Licensure (LMSW or LCSW-C) to provide clinical services in Maryland or eligible to obtain professional licensure or registration;
  • Experience providing clinical services to refugee and/or immigrant populations preferred;
  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish, required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish, including interpersonal communication, and clinical and persuasive writing skills;
  • Ability to work under stress or in a fast-paced environment, including crisis situations;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others, including case management staff, educational team members, supervisors, and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to practice cultural sensitivity and work effectively with diverse populations
  • Ability to be flexible with working hours and on-call responsibilities
  • Computer skills adequate to perform essential functions (Apricot, Microsoft Office, and any internal case management software)
  • Valid Driver's License, proof of automobile insurance, required;

Special Position Requirements

  • Valid driver's license required
  • Must be able to pass an FBI background check, TB test, as well as a CA/N check for every state in which they have resided in the last five years.
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