2017 Psychotherapist / Trainer New Job in Kakuma Kenya
Aug 2017 Psychotherapist / Trainer New Job in Kakuma Kenya – Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Aug 2017 Psychotherapist / Trainer Current Job in Kakuma Kenya – Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Aug 2017 Psychotherapist / Trainer Career Vacancy in Kakuma Kenya – Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Organization: The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life.
The responsibilities of Psychotherapist/Trainer are to work with program in Kenya, based in Kakuma, to address the mental health needs of refugees and host community.
Position: Psychotherapist / Trainer
Essential functions include [but are not limited to]:
- Clinical supervision and training: Conduct on-going clinical supervision, mentoring, and modeling to psychosocial counselors. Design and carryout training programs for psychosocial counselors. Continually assess development needs of counselors and adapt training and coaching accordingly.
- Clinical Management: Manage performance of supervisees, manage day-to-day operations of the program, including managing and leading a counseling team that provides services in multiple locations. Track and ensure program objectives are met. Promote collaboration between disciplines of counseling and physiotherapy
- Psychotherapy and Psychological First Aid: Provide psychotherapy and Psychological First Aid to individuals, families, and groups impacted by torture and survivors of war, in order to model methods and build capacity of psychosocial counselors. Collaborate with other interdisciplinary providers as part of an integrated care model.
- Community Assessment: Carry out need assessments in the camps and local communities to determine appropriate mental health interventions for people who have been tortured and/or traumatized by war, to include identification of target population and program sites.
- Reporting: Write and submit regular reports regarding clinical and training activities.
- Program Evaluation: Participate in the design and implementation of program evaluation.
- Community Collaboration and Capacity-building: Provide training and coordination with other organizations to better address the needs of torture and war survivors.
- Other Duties: Participate in other program activities, meetings, and trainings
- Advanced degree in Clinical Psychology or Counseling. Master’s degree or equivalent required.
- At least 5 years in field experience within a Humanitarian NGO/Agency in the same or similar position.
- Extensive experience providing psychotherapy to children, adults, families, and groups.
- Experience in providing Psychological Frist Aid (PFA) in emergency/crisis settings
- Understanding of and experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and trauma.
- Understanding of and experience developing curriculum and providing training for mental health professionals using interactive methodologies. Experience providing training and sensitization on the effects of trauma and war.
- Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary/multi-disciplinary team desirable.
- Fluency in English required. Knowledge of other relevant languages spoken in East Africa,
- Experience working in East Africa and the region strongly preferred.
- Experience supervising staff required. Experience supervising mental health counselors preferred.
- Experience of working and living in a harsh climate and security threat area.
- Ability to work in an isolated and rapidly evolving humanitarian emergency setting that is lacking amenities. Experience working in a refugee camp setting highly desirable
- Skilled at carrying out needs assessment and program evaluations.
- Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing program requirements, client needs, and political climate.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word and Excel)
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
- Excellent skills in organization, attention to detail and time management (including the ability to meet deadlines) Interest in or commitment to human rights
- Remote and generally very hot northern Kenya weather
- Refugee camp environment
- Average daily travel of one hour to and from NGO accommodation to the camps
- Non family posting
Closing Date: 28th August 2017.