10 Fresher Jobs – Mental Health Facilitator at StrongMinds

Organization: StrongMinds
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Mental Health
About US:
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
Job Summary:  The Mental Health Facilitator will mainly facilitate
the implementation of SMU’s Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-G) program
in Uganda. The incumbent will identify, diagnose, and recruit individuals with
depression to join the IPT-G program. The job holders will then treat
individuals with depression within their own communities using proven medical
screening programs adapted to local conditions and proven IPT-G sessions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
After training, the incumbents will provide IPT-G
intervention for depression at weekly 90 minute sessions for up to 12 weeks.
Canvas 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.
Regularly attend support team meetings with
management as required and perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The applicants must possess a health or social work
qualification. Applicants with B.A. in Psychology are preferred 
Prior exposure and experience in group facilitation for at least two years
Prior experience in working with people with
depression and their families      
Prior experience in running self-help groups        
Broad interest in social work and helping others  
Compressive and in-depth understanding of issues
relating to mental health, specifically depression is desirable
Broad knowledge and understanding of self-help
approaches and empowerment in mental health  
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of general
project evaluation approaches
Excellent group facilitation skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently under minimal or no
Ability to develop, inform and sustain professional
relationships, partnerships and networks
Ability to work in collaboration with people with
depression, families, and other staff/services involved in their support         
Good public speaking skills and the ability to lead
and participate in workshops, seminars and other learning or promotion events          
Empathy with the aims of StrongMinds goal of
treating depression       
Natural team player 
Willingness to take direction           
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; info@strongminds.org. or Hand deliver / post to Plot 252 Kabaka Anjagala
Road, FXB Uganda Offices/ P.O. Box 12233. Remember to add Mental Health
Facilitator job application in the subject line.
NB: No academic documents at this stage
Deadline: 16th October, 2015

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