HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya Counselling Psychologist (Part time) Jobs in Kenya

HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya Counselling Psychologist (Part time) Jobs in Kenya

Position Summary:

HIAS is looking to recruit a part-time counseling psychologist 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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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, preparing and submitting the reports to the Center Coordinator.

  • Conduct psychosocial counselling to refugees experiencing various forms of trauma while observing the highest levels of confidentiality and professional ethics and etiquette

  • Ensure appropriate psychosocial assessment and diagnosis of all the therapeutic cases are in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) Mental Health Atlas

  • Follow up, monitor all referral cases, and ensure timely turnaround of assessment reports and other interventions

  • Ensure follow up and monitoring of all referral cases and ensure timely turnaround of assessment reports and other interventions.

  • Coordinate outdoor activities during therapeutic day out.

  • Assist protection officers in organizing and mobilizing for committee meetings, dialogues and other activities to address protection issues

  • Assist in preparation of timely, quality and comprehensive reports for work done

  • Perform other related duties
    as assigned

    Qualifications & Requirements:

  • A Degree in Counseling Psychology from a recognized university

  • Have at least 1 year of Counselling experience. Experience working with refugees will be an added advantage

  • 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

  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office.

  • Knowledge of Accountability to Affected Population.

  • Knowledge in PSEA and Anti-Fraud.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya Counselling Psychologist (Part time) Jobs in Kenya

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