Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Programs
  • Atlanta, GA, 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!

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!


  • Support and supervise program staff with service delivery, documentation, and client-related issues;
  • Provide direct therapeutic services to clients and community as needed including group work and family therapy;
  • Facilitate comprehensive training to new program staff and interns;
  • Ensure ORR and the program's internal documentation practices and reporting requirements are met in following with contract and licensing standards;
  • Participate in staff meetings with stakeholders and offer clinical feedback regarding client treatment needs;
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with funding sources, licensing sources, families, and collaterals;
  • Attend, facilitate, and assist with providing on-going education and support services to foster parents;
  • Participate in data collection and review to evaluate individual and program success - set goals for improvement based on overall strategies and objectives;
  • Provide crisis intervention and guidance to staff regarding clinical components of crisis intervention and long-term treatment strategies;
  • Participate in grants and program expansion as well as licensing and re-contracting.


  • Master's degree in Social Work and 2 years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience OR; Master's degree or Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical experience is a program requirement, and 2 years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience; Bachelor's degree and 5 years clinical employment experience in the behavioral sciences may be accepted;
  • Licensure to provide clinical services in Georgia (LCSW) or eligible to obtain professional licensure or registration, if applicable;
  • Supervisory experience in direct service delivery with the ability to effectively delegate tasks and responsibilities;
  • Prior experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations, preferred;
  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish preferred;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including interpersonal communication, group leadership skills, public speaking, and clinical and persuasive writing skills; Ability to work under stress or in a fast-paced environment, including crisis situations;
  • Strong organizational skills with knowledge of financial, human resource and marketing requirements;
  • 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;
  • Commitment to LIRS's core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners; commitment to refugees and immigrants
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