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Mental Health Clinician

Job Description

JRS/USA is searching for a Mental Health Clinician (MHC) for its Binational Cross-Border Program.   The selected candidate will work with forcibly displaced individuals who arrive to the U.S. and Mexico Border in search of protection.   We are seeking a bilingual individual (English and Spanish) who can travel across the border to provide mental health and psychosocial services to individuals who may be in transit and in need of short-term stabilization.  The MHC will report to the Border Program Manager and work collaboratively with JRS-Mexico staff in Cd. Juarez.  Location: JRS/USA El Paso, Texas office.

Job Responsibilities

  • Offer mental health and psychosocial services (MHPSS) to forcibly displaced individuals and groups.
  • Conduct initial assessment of forcibly displaced individuals seeking protection at the border to establish situation, needs, resources and goals.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed, prioritizing stabilization and solution focused strategies and techniques, psychoeducation, and psychological first aid.
  • Provide short term counseling and crisis intervention, as necessary.
  • Implement psychoeducational individual or group programs with forcibly displaced individuals.
  • Prepare psychoeducational materials as needed.
  • Facilitate recreational activities in shelter settings, supervising volunteers and identifying and selecting peer led recreational activities.
  • Facilitate support groups with women, children, and men.
  • Refer individuals to appropriate treatment centers as needed.
  • Follow up with clients to ensure improvements in their situation.
  • Conduct individual mental health assessments and write forensic reports.
  • Respond to mental health and psychosocial needs of service providers through training, workshops, capacity building, ad-hoc support, and referrals.
  • Maintain complete, accurate, and confidential case files to document client interactions and interventions.
  • Implement collaborative MHPSS activities in coordination with JRS/MX and JMS/MX
  • Maintain communication and coordination with local legal providers to assist the legal processes of asylum seekers and other forcibly displaced groups according to their needs.
  • Assume other responsibilities as needed.


  • Experience working with people who have experienced extremely distressing events with awareness of cultural differences.
  • Experience providing basic counseling and psychosocial support individually and in group settings.
  • Experience and/or training completing mental health assessments and reports
  • Ability and willingness to empathize, assist, and collaborate with people from different genders, ages, and cultures.
  • Experience facilitating psychoeducational and support groups. 


  • Master’s in social work, counseling or related field required.
  • Social Work, Professional Counseling or Psychology licensed professional required.
  • Minimum three years of relevant work experience required.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing)
  • Strong communication verbal and written skills.
  • Experience working with forcibly displaced individuals preferred.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter here:

Major Gift Officer

Job Description

Do you watch the news and wonder, “How can I help, where can I contribute?” This is a great opportunity for someone with fundraising experience to help those in need and work with a collaborative, supportive, and passionate team supporting essential programs for refugees around the world. Today there are more than 85 million refugees and internally displaced people worldwide, the highest level ever recorded.

The Major Gift Officer is a full-time (possible telework) position, supporting the functions of the JRS/USA Development team through direct solicitation of individuals and religious congregations in support of both unrestricted funds and specific education/livelihoods and mental health programs for refugees worldwide.

Essential Duty #1: Portfolio Management: 65% 

  • Donor Portfolio Management & Building- Manage and build a portfolio of 75+ active and prospective mid-level individual donors with a goal of totaling $500,000 in contributed revenue annually. 
  • Expand New Donor Opportunities- Increase support and build relationships with Catholic religious congregations to acquire gifts or grants of $10,000+ in support of JRS refugee programs. 
  • Donor Prospecting- Research and qualify prospective donors via wealth screening tools, phone calls, and in-person conversations. 
  • Creation of Stewardship Materials- Create stewardship materials (donor reports, email newsletters, and other collateral as needed) in collaboration with program and communication colleagues.  

Essential Duty #2: Institutional Cultivation, Strategy, and Solicitation: 35% 

  • Develop and Pitch Proposals- Build a pipeline and develop and pitch proposals of $10,000+ for potential grant funders and individuals who have propensity and capacity to support refugee initiatives.  
  • Project Reporting- Submit periodic progress and final project reports to fulfill donor compliance expectations. 
  • Strategic Partnership- Support the Director of Development and Senior Major Gift and Legacy Officer to plan and execute strategic fundraising initiatives for unrestricted and program-designated giving. Works closely with JRS/USA Programs team to understand the status of donor-funded projects and accurately communicate reports to donors. 
  • Develop Strategies to Increase Corporate Giving and Engagement- Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective corporate donors, as well as diplomatic entities, and develop strategies to increase their level of giving and full engagement 


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Masters preferred.  
  • At least six years of Fundraising/Advancement experience with an emphasis on gift acquisition and/or comparable professional experience. 
  • Proven ability to set goals strategically and oversee execution and a proven track record of success in cultivating, soliciting, and closing gifts of $10,000 – $50,000. 
  • Familiarity with Catholic organizations helpful but not required.  
  • Experience with grant writing and proposals is a strong plus.  
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and organizational skills. 
  • The ability to develop and cultivate positive relationships with colleagues, donors, and prospective donors.  
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and advancement software – Salesforce experience is a plus. 

Work schedule: 

Potential for telework nationwide and position could also be tailored to 30-40 hrs a week.  

Salary Range: $72,000 – 76,000 

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter here:

We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply to all open positions. 

JRS/USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, JRS/USA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law. We welcome applicants from a diverse spectrum of qualified candidates.