Cultural Broker/Children's Care Coordinator
Spurwink Services | Lewiston, ME
The Cultural Broker works across home, community, school and office settings. The ideal candidate will have the language capacity to serve the Somali community in Lewiston. He/she works in partnership with a clinician and other Spurwink social service providers to reduce cultural barriers for refugee children and families in need of mental health services. The Cultural Broker will learn about Trauma Systems Therapy adapted for refugees, a model that works with families to negotiate cultural differences, increase collaboration among service providers and systems and reduce stress associated with isolation and acculturation. Cultural Brokers are Care Coordinators who provide case management services for clients to address needs associated with resettlement.
As a Cultural Broker/Care Coordinator on the ShifaME team you will be serving refugee and asylee populations in Lewiston. You will provide intake and complete assessments when clients are referred and develop a plan of care for the child with input from the team that integrates behavioral and physical health needs and goals. The Cultural Broker/Care Coordinator will connect families with needed resources, address barriers and make referrals. The Cultural Broker/Care Coordinator works closely with the Lewiston Schools in an effort to best serve the New Mainer student population.
This position requires a bachelors degree. Candidates must have linguistic and cultural experience to provide cultural brokering.
Spurwink is an equal opportunity employer