Psycho-social Counsellor (National Position)
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RefuSHE protects, nurtures, educates, and empowers young refugee women and girls in East Africa through a unique holistic model that provides shelter, education, case management, counseling, childcare, legal advocacy, and vocational training. RefuSHE’s holistic program meets the imminent needs of unaccompanied, separated, and orphaned refugee girls, young women, and their children.
Founded in 2008, RefuSHE is a U.S. nonprofit, with headquarters in Chicago and operations in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the first and only organization dedicated to refugee girls in East Africa. Over the past twelve years, RefuSHE has grown to become a leading institution and global thought-leader in the field of refugee protection.
Position Title: Psycho-social Counsellor (National Position)
Supervisor: Lead Psycho-social Counsellor
The overall purpose of the counselling services at RefuSHE is to facilitate the adoption of our trauma informed care program, to analyze the current Counsellors, and other Case Workers, on effective programs and approaches that can strengthen the safe house and case management team. S/he will carry out, individual and/or group counselling and basic psycho-educational sessions to RefuSHE beneficiaries to alleviate, or prevent, their psychosocial difficulties. S/he will ensure records are kept properly and that the principle of confidentiality is adhered to. S/he will submit a truthful and final report with the analysis and conclusions, while still protecting participants. S/he will inform their supervisors, both the Lead Psycho-social Counsellor and Director of Programs of any pressing issues that are non-confidential, and which may arise during the sessions.
a) Actively participate in the development of professional, effective and appropriate psychosocial programming, including direct individual and group counselling support.
b) Provide professional and confidential services to SGBV and trauma survivors.
c) Assist in the development and provision of psychosocial activities within RefuSHE Kenya’s project areas within the Urban Refugee Program.
d) Support the medical case worker in the maintenance of day-to-day awareness of special situations touching on medical needs.
e) Supervise and provide counselling training and technical counselling support to case workers directly involved with the psychosocial component of RefuSHE Kenya program.
f) Assist with preparing all relevant reports regarding RefuSHE Kenya’s psychosocial activities.
g) Ensure timely implementation of psychosocial program activities.
h) Lead awareness-raising and/or sensitization campaigns on the RefuSHE Kenya’s psychosocial activities and other SGBV related services in collaboration with the case Workers.
i) Provide one on one counselling services (6-8 sessions per person) to RK participants with personal and social challenges such as conflict, parenting, SGBV issues, death/grief, and dealing with post- traumatic stress disorder and other.
j) Provide group therapy sessions for the RK participants on a weekly basis
k) Undertake secondary referrals to other psychosocial providers
l) Provide extensive and comprehensive programmes and assessments for stress management, depression, anxiety, bipolar management and other mental illnesses
m) Analyze the behavioral trends and patterns of the referred cases.
n) Develop and monitor a case management system for monitoring of referred cases
o) Compile counselling monthly and quarterly reports on the referred cases and provide best solutions to cases.
p) Perform any other professional duty assigned by the supervisor.
· Bachelor’s degree in counselling/clinical psychology from a recognized institution.
· Over 5 - 8 years’ experience in counselling, training, and counseling supervision
· Experience in working with refugees, conflict and post-conflict communities is an added advantage.
· Active member of a recognized professional body is a must
· Ability to remain flexible in a dynamic environment.
How to apply:
Your application should be sent to hr2019@refuSHE.org indicating the position title in the email subject by close of business January 22nd 2021. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format and given your first and surname) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be your current supervisor.
Due to the urgency to fill the position, shortlisting shall be done on a rolling basis and placement done immediately when a suitable candidate is identified.
Human Resources & Administration Manager
P.O. Box 63192-00619, Nairobi
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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