Survivors of Torture (SOT) Clinical Case Manager

  • Salary:
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Human Rights
  • Deadline:
    December 24, 2022


Requisition ID: req35215

Job Title: Survivors of Torture (SOT) Clinical Case Manager

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Denver, CO USA

Job Description


Job Overview: Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. One aspect of the IRC is to assist refugees resettling in the United States. The IRC opened a Denver office in 2016 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees. The office is slated to resettle 600 refugees in the current federal fiscal year and serves a continuing caseload of 2,500 clients. Under a grant awarded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), IRC in Denver serves survivors of torture (SOTs), providing holistic services to support survivors and their families in their rehabilitation from torture. Services include in-house case management, psychosocial support, and immigration legal services, as well as medical and mental health care through community partners. The SOT program also aims to enhance the community of care for survivors of torture through capacity building for service providers, policy makers and educational institutions. This includes ongoing service provider outreach and engagement efforts, as well as a multidisciplinary consortium that brings service providers together to learn, develop best practices, and provide peer consultation and support. The SOT program currently serves more than 150 torture survivors, most of whom are seeking asylum.


The SOT Clinical Case Manager is a core member of the IRC in Denver’s Health and Wellness team, working to support clients directly and continually improve the SOT program. Drawing on the existing evidence base and local community resources, this position provides holistic case management services that are culturally appropriate, strengths-based, trauma-responsive, and client-centered. The SOT Clinical Case Manager regularly advocates for access to quality care for participants, supports clients’ comfort and confidence in navigating to and attending appointments, and provides regular support for clients to feel empowered to access resources and advocate on their own behalf. This position coordinates care across internal and external multidisciplinary service providers through referral pathways, resource development, and relationship building with community providers. The SOT Clinical Case Manager also performs administrative tasks, collects data, completes casefile documentation, monitors and evaluates program implementation and client progress, and assists in reporting on activities and outcomes for grant proposals and awards. In addition, the SOT Clinical Case Manager takes part in capacity building efforts to develop and deliver training for mainstream service providers and other stakeholders. They may also frame needs and inform development and delivery of responsive psychosocial support programming that supports SOT clients’ capacity to integrate into the wider community, develop personal relationships, and build tangible stress management and trauma symptom coping skills.


Major Responsibilities:


Direct Services and Care Coordination

  • Conduct eligibility determinations, perform intakes, and develop service plans with clients.
  • Co-manage incoming referrals, waitlist, and screenings as well as relevant record-keeping processes.
  • Using the Survivors of Torture Psychosocial Wellbeing Index – Short (SOT-PWI-S), complete assessments to capture baseline data on psychosocial health and well-being, triage services, and gauge client progress.
  • Use motivational interviewing and other supportive techniques within a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach to assist clients in identifying goals and developing action plans.
  • Provide comprehensive case management services, including addressing basic needs, assisting with applications for benefits and services, connecting clients to services, providing psychoeducation, and offering community orientation and education.
  • Work with clients to complete consent forms and releases of information, activate referrals to service providers, and ensure warm handoffs to connect to community resources and social support networks.
  • Assist clients in learning transportation routes, navigating to providers and addressing other barriers to accessing services, including barriers related to immigration legal status.
  • Ensure linguistically appropriate services and advocate for language assistance with providers as needed.
  • Complete regular follow up on referrals, verify access to services and assess client progress.
  • Engage in suicide and basic needs safety planning with clients as needed.
  • Develop and facilitate responsive psychosocial support services programming.  
  • Participate in consultation and contribute to client care coordination meetings with internal and external service providers on an ongoing basis to ensure triage of needs and access to services.


Program Administration

  • Enter client data, document program enrollment, record service case notes, and capture external provider data in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Implement client satisfaction and progress surveys and integrate feedback into service design and delivery.
  • Participate in ongoing monitoring and development of processes and systems related to program quality improvement, operations, and direct services.
  • Contribute to program reports and support proposal preparation.


Community Capacity Building

  • Conduct outreach to identify new providers and resources across all disciplines.
  • Cultivate relationships with providers and resources to expand survivors’ access to services.
  • Educate providers on survivors of torture and related best practices in the interest of equipping them with the knowledge and skills to deliver appropriate services.



  • Fully engage in all program meetings, staff development activities, and training opportunities.
  • Maintain high awareness of and attention to client confidentiality, HIPAA, and other rules and policies.
  • Perform other duties as requested.



Job Requirements:



  • Graduate degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or a related field required.
  • Lived experience as a survivor, refugee, or immigrant highly valued.


Work Experience:


Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment and time in community-based locations.
  • Occasional domestic (non-local) travel required; up to 10%.
  • Occasional weekend and/or evening work required.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions.  All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage candidates who demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. 


Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.


Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time, regular position classified as non-exempt and eligible for overtime under state and federal law. Starting compensation is $24.00-$27.00 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. This total compensation package includes: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month with low to no deductible; dental insurance starting at $7 per month; vision insurance starting at $5 per month; FSA for healthcare, dependent care, and commuter costs; a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested employer matching; disability & life insurance; generous parental leave; and an Employee Assistance Program for staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles. IRC in Denver actively promotes learning and growth for its team, through staff development accounts, access to talent development offerings, and opportunities to engage with IRC colleagues and represent the Denver office in the IRC network.