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IRIS has open position for Health & Wellness Program Coordinator

IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (www.irisct.org), a dynamic nonprofit organization in New Haven CT, has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Health & Wellness Program Coordinator. IRIS helps refugees and asylees— people fleeing persecution in their home countries who are invited to the US by the federal government—to start new lives and become self-sufficient, contributing members of their communities. IRIS currently serves clients from countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba, Congo, and Sudan.

The goal of IRIS's Health & Wellness Program is for refugees to have prompt access to high quality, culturally and linguistically competent medical care.  Refugees' health needs will be addressed and they will receive health education, to enable them to become healthy, productive members of the community.

 

The Health and Wellness Program Coordinator (HWPC) will coordinate healthcare and health education for newly-arrived refugees (approximately 200/year) and other IRIS clients.  The HWPC will provide refugees and asylees with medical case management, and will orient them to New Haven and the healthcare system.  The HWPC will also advocate on behalf of clients and engage with the medical community on issues related to refugee and immigrant health and health care.  The HWPC will coordinate with other IRIS staff members to help clients overcome health-related barriers to employment or education, and to help them achieve self-sufficiency soon after arriving in the US.

This job is a mix of direct service and administrative work. 

Candidates must have relevant experience; strong writing, communication and organizational skills; and ability to handle multiple demands and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.  Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to the mission of IRIS and awareness and sensitivity to multicultural issues.  Candidates must be fluent in English. Proficiency in another language is desirable, especially Arabic, Spanish, French, Swahili, or Tigrinya.  Candidates must be able to work occasional evenings.  Ideally, candidates would have driver’s license and be willing to drive clients in personal vehicle to appointments in the area. 

 

To apply, send an email to Kelly Hebrank, Deputy Director, at humanresources@irisct.org by June 27th with the following:

  • Subject line MUST say “HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAM COORDINATOR: [Candidate first and last name]”
  • Cover letter describing your relevant skills and experience, and why you are interested in this position
  • Attached resume

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