The Mental Health Interpreter Program (MHIP) collaborates with numerous local non-profits, educational institutions and hospitals in order to assure that EVERYONE receives the services they require and deserve. Appointments are requested and then offered to interpreters to help clients by being present at counseling, educational or medical appointments.
- Are you bilingual and fluent in both languages?
- Do you possess good communication skills?
- Do you have an interest in working in health care, education and/or supporting accessibility to mental health services?
- Are you interested in supporting local constituents in receiving services?
- Would you be interested in earning $35 an hour for each appointment?
- Do you have a passion for working with diverse populations including immigrants and refugees?
In order to become a certified interpreter for MHIP, the process would be:
- Send MHIP application and availability sheet.
- Complete an interview.
- Attend the training series that is broke into six 3 hour sessions. Upon completion, you would be certified throughan evidenced based curriculum from the Department of Health and Human Services. The topics covered include: program expectations, American values, cultural and linguistic competency, psychiatric terminology, the challenges refugees and immigrants face.
- Be hired at Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier.
- Cover appointments that fit your schedule.
- Attend a quarterly staff meeting.
If interested, please apply immediately then interviews will follow.The training sessions will be conducted in March 2018.
Please submit applications or feel free to reach out with inquiries to:
MHAST Cultural Diversity Director
777-8888 ext. 305