Shining Hope for Communities Counselling Psychologist - Jobs in Kenya

Shining Hope for Communities Counselling Psychologist - Jobs in Kenya

Organizational Overview
Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) combats extreme poverty and gender inequity in Kenya by linking tuition-free schools for girls to a set of high-value, holistic community services for the urban poor. In our model, a girls’ school becomes a portal for large-scale social change.

Through a demand-driven approach to grassroots development, our model extends beyond the schools for girls, broadening outreach by providing communities with integrated basic services through three other initiatives: health, community empowerment, and clean water and sanitation.

Position Overview
  • To be responsible for achieving SHOFCO’s health overall mandate by implementing mental health services and policies at the allocated facility.

    Location: Kibera and Mathare

    Reports to: Health Director

    Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions
  • Provide counselling/psychotherapy services to clients drawn from the health department
  • Interview, take case history, conduct psychological tests, and/or observational techniques and document relevant data
  • Prepare and implement treatment plans, and follow-up care programs for all clients at the Clinic
  • Provides therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services as and when required.
  • Follow up/evaluate the reliability and validity of treatment plans/approaches and make recommendations to enhance the same.
  • Partner/Consult with other therapists and related professionals, as appropriate in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework;
  • Review client data and prepare individualized cases/clients for follow up, referral and/or discharge as required.
  • Participate in the identification, review and development of clinical issues, program policies and procedures.
  • Participate in, lead, and/or coordinate training sessions and workshops to enhance mental health awareness and treatment skills.
  • Liaises with appropriate teams including the social work, HIV/TB, Nutrition clinic, Maternal child health, GBV and outpatient departments hosting
    clients requiring mental health services in the program
  • Conduct meaningful support group activities for clients on counselling across sites.

    Academic Qualifications
  • Degree in counselling Psychology from a recognised university.

    Professional Qualifications
  • Must be registered with the Kenya counselling and psychologivcal association
  • At least 2 years’ hands on experience in counselling in a busy set up
  • Addiction and counselling training
  • Psychological first aid training

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate confidentiality and treat clients in a dignified manner
  • Organization and decision-making skills.
  • Attention to detail; presentable, professionalism.
  • Confidence in using leading-edge technologies.
  • Demonstrable leadership skills.
  • Good customer service skills

    Functional Skills
  • Adopting practical approaches
  • Inviting feedback
  • Making decisions
  • Meeting timescales

    Behavioural Competencies/Attributes
  • Interacting with people
  • Taking action
  • Following procedures
  • Upholding standards

    How to apply
  • Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to quoting their current and expected salaries.
  • The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for.
  • Applications without this information will not be considered.
  • Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more information and job application details, see; Shining Hope for Communities Counselling Psychologist Jobs in Kenya

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