12 Fresher Mental Health Facilitator Job Opportunities – StrongMinds

Organization: StrongMinds
Duty Station: Kampala, Mukono
and Iganga, Uganda
Reports to: Mental Health
Supervisor
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
family.
Job Summary: The Mental
Health Facilitator (MHF) will facilitate the implementation of Group
interpersonal psychotherapy (G-IPT) program activities in Uganda. The MHF will
identify, diagnose, and recruit individuals with depression to join G-IPT
program. The MHF will then treat individuals with depression within their own
communities using proven medical screening programs adapted to local conditions
and proven G-IPT sessions.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • After completing training, the MHF will
    provide G-IPT intervention for depression as 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 G-IPT program.
  • Follow –up and track patient attendance
    and participation and document patient and project progress to asses G-IPT
    efficacy. Prepare patient discharge plans and refer patients where
    necessary.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters
    relating to group participants consistent with organizational policies and
    laws.
  • The MHF may be required to attend support
    team meetings with management as needed and perform other duties as
    assigned.
  • Collect key patients data electronically
    or using hard copies and prepare reports on progress made and submit to
    the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should preferably hold a
    relevant health or social work qualification. Possession of a B.A. in
    Psychology is preferred.
  • At least two years’ experience in group
    facilitation
  • Previous experience of working with people
    with depression and their families
  • Previous experience in running self-help
    groups is an added advantage
  • Keen interest in social work and helping
    others.
  • Broad and in-depth understanding of issues
    relating to mental health, specifically depression.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    self-help approaches and empowerment in mental health.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    general patient evaluation approaches.
  • Excellent group facilitation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
    skills
  • Ability to work independently and
    unsupervised
  • 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 is desirable
  • Public speaking skills and the ability to
    lead and participate in workshops, seminars and other learning or
    promotion events.
  • Empathy with the aims of Strong Minds goal
    of treating depression.
  • Good team player.
  • Willing to take direction 
NB: Females are
encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
an application, one page statement of why you are the best candidate and C.V.
(maximum 2 pages only) in MS. Word Font 12, to info@strongminds.org, or deliver
hard copies to Plot 9 Martyr’s Lane, Ntinda, Ministers’ Village, Kampala,
Uganda
Deadline: 23rd June
2017
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