CIHEB Addiction Counsellor Jobs in Kenya

CIHEB Addiction Counsellor Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary:

S/he will provide psychosocial care and support to people with opioids and other substance use disorder. S/he will design and implement strategies to improve clients’ retention on Methadone and support individuals who enter methadone treatment (MTD) and experience difficulty achieving or maintaining opioid abstinence. The addiction counselor will assist clients with the development of personal recovery programs that focus on addiction management, healthier behaviors, and harm reduction.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement clients centered strategies to improve induction and retention on Methadone treatment (MTD).

  • Identify and track clients experiencing difficulty achieving or maintaining opioid abstinence and continually design effective goals and treatment plans

  • Lead multidisciplinary team discussions on MAT induction and retention gaps

  • Facilitate clients’ induction on MAT and document interactions at the end of every session using the relevant tools

  • Form and lead clients’ psychotherapy sessions to improve clients’ retention on MTD and coping mechanisms.

  • Form and track performance of MAT support groups and lead Psychosocial team to conduct field tracing visits for clients who are non-compliant or has poor retention

  • Lead community education and psychotherapy support programs for people who inject or use drugs (PWIDS/PWUDS).

  • Lead MAT retention performance reviews and give updates on tracing efforts

  • Develop and track CQI approaches to improve clients’ induction and retention on MAT

  • Share monthly MAT induction and retention quarterly best practices reports.

  • Support MAT/PWIDS data quality audit activities for quality programming.

    Desired Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  • Diploma or Degree in Counselling Psychology

  • At least 1year experience conducting addiction counselling services to PWIDS/PWUDS

  • NACADA certified training in addiction counselling

  • Strong interpersonal and coordination skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure as a team leader and player

    How to Apply

    Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to Applicants are advised to include the title on the subject line.

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