Samaritan's Purse Psychosocial Support Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Samaritan's Purse Psychosocial Support Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Description

Job Summary

  • The Psychosocial Support Officer provides an umbrella of care, compassion, encouragement, and support for SP national staff associates, and volunteers working at the project site.

  • Qualified candidates will demonstrate a strong Christian witness and have a heart for staff, volunteers and the community.

  • Also desired is management experience and the ability to be strategic and work well in a team environment.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop personal relationships with patients and staff of the Mobile Medical Unit.

  • Coordinate the calendar of daily team devotions by leading sessions and scheduling speakers.

  • Oversee supply of resources in the Mobile Medical Unit Bibles, etc. and communicate restocking needs.

  • Present the Gospel and the opportunity to receive Christ for individuals arriving and assembling in the patient waiting area;

  • Distribute Bibles to individuals who have made a decision for Christ.

  • Offer prayer, spiritual support and counseling to patients and staff of the Mobile Medical Unit.

  • Provide follow-up care as appropriate to life situations involving patients and staff. (Examples: phone call, hospital visit, personal note, care card, etc).

  • Connect patients and staff with local church contacts and/or ministry resources when requested and work with local churches to provide integration of individuals as needed.

  • Demonstrate a strong Christian witness to teammates, patients, vendors and the general public.

  • Sustain an outgoing, caring personality and represent Samaritan’s Purse in a positive and supportive manner to the general public at all times.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and Experience
    Required


  • BA degree in Theology, strong theological background/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Pastoral Training and or Social Work or Counsellor experience

    Skills Required

  • Model Christian maturity and leadership

  • Effective public speaking skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Ability to listen empathetically and communicate in a caring, supportive manner with individuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, patients and staff and the general public.

    Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply spiritual perspectives to common needs with humility, sensitivity, and discernment.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and/or oral instructions.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

    Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear.

  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit.

  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants can send ONLY updated CV and application letter to hrspe@samaritan.org no later than May 11, 2020.

  • Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, ''Psychosocial Support Officer''.

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