University of Maryland Addiction Counsellor & Mentor – MAT Clinic Jobs in Kenya

University of Maryland Addiction Counsellor & Mentor – MAT Clinic Jobs in Kenya

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  • The primary function for this position is to provide psychosocial services to patients who suffer from opioid dependence or other drug abuse related behavioral and emotional problems.

  • The position holder will manage the psychosocial aspect of MAT clients and create a treatment plan.

  • The addiction counselor will assist patients with the development of personal recovery programs that focus on healthier behaviors and examine issues related to the addictions and teach relevant coping skills. .

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Meeting with clients to evaluate their health and substance problem.

    • Identifying issues arising, create goals and treatment plans and re-evaluate the treatment plans quarterly.

    • Teaching clients coping mechanisms using evidence-based interventions for substance use disorders.

    • Providing the clinic with clients’ progress on their treatment plans in the multidisciplinary team meetings.

    • Liaise with any additional treatment programs in line with the identified issues from the treatment plan and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment programs.

    • Supporting reintegration to family, conducting family psychoeducation and family therapy

    • Leading group therapy and support group sessions.

    • Providing supportive skills that help clients find jobs or reestablish their career.

    • Undertaking
    non-compliant tracing within a week of patients no longer coming in for treatment

    • Ensuring smooth coordination with the referring Civil Society Organizations and participate in MAT linkage forums.

    • Participate in community education and support programs for PWID, as needed

    • Participate in the dissemination of nationally developed PWID promotional materials and information.


    • Degree in social work or Higher Diploma in addiction counseling.

    • Knowledge in HIV care and treatment

    • Counselling skills

    • Addiction counseling skills and People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) care and management experience is an added advantage.

    • Practical Knowledge and experience in HIV management among people who Inject drugs (PWID) and or People who use drugs (PWUD)

    • Practical experience in addiction counselling especially among PWUD.

    • Comprehensive knowledge of client centered mental health and addiction interventions, practice methods and professional skills.

  • Knowledge of community resources, rehabilitation centers and CSOs is an added advantage

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 26th March 2020.

  • Applicants are advised to include the position title “PACT ENDELEZA POSITIONS” as the subject.

  • Applicants should also indicate their current and expected remuneration for the position.

  • The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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