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Counselling Psychologist Volunteers

Ad ID
1124510
Posted at
2. Aug, 10:10
Details
Company Industry
NGO
Work Type
Full time
Job Level
Volunteer, internship
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor
Years Experience
0 years
Application Deadline
2018-09-01
Location
Nairobi CBD Nairobi
Description

HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) – Kenya Office

Vacancy Notice

Kenyan Nationals Only

Job title: Counselling Psychologist Volunteers

(3 Positions)

Country: Kenya

Duration: 6 Months

Reporting to: Counselling Psychologist-Head of Field Office

Vacancy Description: HIAS is an international nonprofit organization with a stand for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and freedom. HIAS operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through community based protection including psychosocial support, resilience building, resettlement and provision of durable solutions.

HIAS seeks to recruit volunteers for the position above who will assist in the provision of counseling and other psychotherapeutic interventions to vulnerable and at risk refugee clients, including those who have undergone emotional and psychological distress as well as those with mental health challenges impairing their normal functioning. HIAS operates field offices in Kayole and Eastleigh, with operations in Kawangware where the appointees will be placed depending on the need.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide individual and group counseling services and other short term therapeutic services to refugees referred to the field office and keep continuous counseling notes
  • Conduct psychological assessments and Mental Status Examinations and prepare and submit the reports to the Counselling Psychologist
  • Assist in referring clients for provision of social assistance and financial assistance for food, transport, clothes and other material assistance
  • Assist protection officers in organizing and mobilizing for committee meetings, dialogues and other activities.
  • Ensure efficient case management, documentation and filing at field level
  • Assist in the follow up and monitoring of all referral cases and ensure timely turnaround of assessment reports and other interventions.
  • Assist in preparation of timely, quality and comprehensive reports for official work done
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • A Degree in Counseling Psychology from a recognized university
  • Have at least one year of training experience Skills and Competencies
  • Experience in trauma counselling
  • Ideal candidate should have a keen awareness and a good knowledge of psychosocial issues and the complexities of working on these issues
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills and proven ability to conduct psychological assessments
  • Good team player with excellent cross-cultural interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and able to work under minimal supervision while exercising diplomacy, flexibility and assertiveness
  • Ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect and able to uphold high standards of confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Computer Applications such as MS-ACCESS, MS-EXCEL and MS WORD
  • Experience working with children and child therapy, with good knowledge of child rights and protection is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of refugee protection and assistance will be an added advantage

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume indicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/V-CP/8/2018on the subject line by 31st August 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Late applications will not be considered.

HRTK is an equal opportunity employer.

Assist in the provision of counseling and other psychotherapeutic interventions to vulnerable and at risk refugee clients

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