Job Title: Associate Psychotherapist/Trainer
Organisation: Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Psychotherapist Project Officer
The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA and is a humanitarian non-governmental organization that provides mental health rehabilitation to refugees around the world. In Uganda, CVT provides mental health rehabilitation services to survivors of LRA-inflicted torture and violent trauma; provides on-site mental health clinical mentoring and supervision to counselors in partner NGOs; and works to build a network of mental health service providers in northern Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
· Clinical Management: Work in liaison with Psychotherapist/Field representative manage performance of supervisees; manage day-to-day operations
· Training: Work closely with the Psychotherapist/Trainer, design and carry out training programs, including didactic training sessions, mentoring, modeling and close supervision, for local psychosocial counselors (PSCs) and other CVT local partners. Continually assess development of counselors and adapt training to meet their needs.
· Community Assessment: Offer technical support and mentor PSCs to complete needs assessments in order to identify target populations, and to determine appropriate mental health interventions for people who have been tortured and/or traumatized by war.
· Collaboration: Actively participate in designing, planning and implementation of service in coordination with partner organizations including referral system and liaison with service providers groups and provide training to these organizations to better address the needs of torture survivors in the project areas.
· Supervision: Attending to regular on-line (or face to face) supervision session with the Clinical Advisor in order to discuss MH program development, critical clinical aspects, and personal development and self-care issues.
· Reporting: Contribute to the writing and submission of regular reports regarding clinical and training activities.
· Program/Project Evaluation: with country team and in consultation with Headquarters staff, participate in the design and implementation of program and project evaluation.
· Perform other duties as assigned by direct supervisors in the implementation of program activities, and in collaboration and coordination with the Psychotherapist/Trainer.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The applicant should hold an advanced degree in Psychology, Counseling, or related field. Masters degree or equivalent required.
· Certificates, licences and Registration Certification or licensure as a Psychologist or therapist, preferred
· Significant experience in providing individual and group psychotherapy to trauma survivors.
· Previous exposure and experience working in the field of torture treatment highly desirable.
· Broad knowledge and understanding of and extensive experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and trauma.
· Broad understanding of and experience developing curricula and providing training for mental health counselors, on topics including theory and practice of psychotherapeutic approaches, effects of trauma and war, and treatment planning.
· Previous experience working in local and regional contexts.
· Prior exposure and experience in supervising mental health counselors preferred.
· Skilled at carrying out program needs assessments, program development, and program evaluations.
· Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing program requirements, client needs, and political climate.
· Skilled at working as a member of a team and independently.
· Ability to travel regularly according to the project needs.
· Fluency (spoken and written) in English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter, updated CV, and 3 professional references to UgandaAdmin@cvt.org, including the job title in the subject line of your email. Priority consideration will be given to applicants from northern Uganda.
Deadline: 9th December, 2016
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