Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Mental Health Supervisor
StrongMinds is an international social enterprise that focuses on one of the most underserved populations and one of the most pervasive mental illnesses in the world. We treat depression among women in Africa, where access for mental health treatment is extremely limited. We presently operate in Uganda, a post-conflict and highly impoverished country where 1 out of every 4 adults suffers from depression. As the only organization with a model specifically designed to scale a solution for depression in Africa, we provide a simple, innovative and cost effective approach. Group interpersonal psychotherapy, facilitated by trained community workers, is a proven technique which helps these depressed women return to and maintain their full mental health. Ultimately, StrongMinds helps women who suffer from depression to turn around their lives, and those of their family.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- After Appointment, the incumbents will undergo Training in IPTG.
- The incumbent will provide IPT-G intervention for depression at weekly lasting 90 minutes per sessions for up to 12 consecutive weeks.
- Canvass local Ugandan communities, meet with local leaders and partners to identify, diagnose, and recruit depressed Ugandans to participate in the IPT-G program.
- Follow-up and track patient attendance and participation and document patient and project progress to assess IPT-G efficacy. Prepare patient discharge plans and refer patients where necessary.
- Maintain a high degree of confidentiality in all matters relating to group participants consistent with organizational policies and laws.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicants for the Mental Health Facilitator should possess at least a Diploma in a Health or Social Work qualification.
- Previous exposure and experience in group facilitation for at least two years and working with people with Mental Health Challenges and their families.
- Prior experience in running self-help groups and interest in social work and helping distressed or impoverished individuals.
- Compressive and in-depth understanding of issues relating to mental health, specifically depression is desirable
- The applicant must be fluent in the local language i.e. Iganga
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send an application letter, one pager of why you think you are the best candidate for the post and updated C.V to; firstname.lastname@example.org. or Hand deliver / post to Plot 9, Martyrs' Lane, Ntinda Ministers' Village, P.O. Box 35874, Kampala. Remember to add "MHF job" in the subject line.
Deadline: 13th May, 2016
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