Clinical Psychologist US Non-profit Careers – American Refugee Committee (ARC) International

Job Title:          Clinical Psychologist
Organization: American
Refugee Committee (ARC) International
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: Protection
Manager / Team Leader
About US:
The American Refugee Committee
(ARC) International is an International nonprofit, nonsectarian organization
that provides humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries
around the world.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan and conduct assessment of clients’ needs,
    abilities or behavior using a variety of methods, including psychometric tests,
    interviews and direct observation of behavior.
  • Develop and monitor appropriate treatment
    programs, including therapy, counselling or advice, in collaboration with
    other sectors such as protection.
  • Provide therapy and treatment for difficulties relating to
    mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and addiction, social
    and interpersonal problems and challenging behavior to clients.
  • The Clinical Psychologist will be responsible
    for reducing the distress and improve the psychological wellbeing of beneficiaries. He/she will use
    psychological methods and research to make positive changes to
    beneficiaries’ lives and offer various forms of treatment.
  • He/she will often work alongside other
    professionals in multidisciplinary
    teams in order to deal with his/her clients’ complex problems including
    UNHCR, OPM, protection and community services team and other partners.
  • The jobholder will provide clients with
    relevant information on the prevention and treatment of disability and mental health and psychosocial
    support to promote a better quality of life and social inclusion of people
    with disabilities in their communities.
  • Participates in development and review of the
    IEC materials
  • Participate in the development of training materials and capacity building of
    community structures to enable them work and support people with Pyscho-social needs
  • Provides counselling services and other
    adequate psychotherapeutic services to clients in individual, family and
    group settings.
  • Ensures
    that psychotherapy and counselling services are streamlined in all
    sections and departments.
  • Refer clients to the respective specialists for
    consultation, appropriate intervention and develop a referral inventory
    for Psychosocial contacts.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the American Refugee Committee (ARC)
    International Clinical Psychologist job placement should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Psychiatry, clinical psychology, Community
    Psychology or any relevant qualification.
  • Three years’ experience in diagnosing and
    treating mental, emotional and behavioral disorders with training in clinical psychology and knowledge
    in Trauma counseling.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    profession and the role of a clinical psychologist in mental health and
    psychosocial support (MHPSS).
  • Computer knowledge and documentation skills.
  • Knowledge of individual and group therapy treatment protocols.
  • Strong knowledge of MHPSS related best
    practices and tools, including IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in emergency
    settings, SOPs, Caring for Survivors/Working with Survivors Training
    Tools, WHO Recommendations,
    etc.
  • Prior experience working at the community
    level, with thorough understanding of how to communicate clearly at the
    community level, especially concerning GBV Critical and analytical skills.
  • Ability to conduct accurate assessments.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills.
  • Tolerance of stress.
How to Apply:
All qualified and interested
candidates should send a one-page cover letter, updated CV (maximum four pages)
and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most
current employer/supervisor – via email to UGjobs@arcrelief.org with the
POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line.
NB:
Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 12th January, 2018 by 17:00 hrs

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