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

Job Title:          Clinical Psychologist
Organization: American
Refugee Committee (ARC) International
Duty Station: 
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,
  • 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
  • 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 with the
POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line.
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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