2 Fresh Graduate Jobs – Graduate Interns – StrongMinds Uganda

Organization: StrongMinds
Duty Station: Kampala
and Wakiso, Uganda
About US:
StrongMinds Uganda is a not for
profit Non-Governmental Organization that has been implementing group talk
therapy, based on interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT or IPT-G), for impoverished
women with depression in Uganda since 2014. Therapy sessions are led by
well-trained, well-educated staff, and have been successful in reducing
depression symptoms and increasing patients’ overall functionality and
well-being. StrongMinds Uganda currently implements programs in the districts
of Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono and Iganga.
Job Summary: The
Graduate Interns will be responsible for facilitating the implementation of
Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (G-IPT) program activities in the assigned
location.  He/she will identify, diagnose
and recruit individuals with depression to join G-IPT program; treat
individuals with depression within their own communities using proven medical
health screening tools adapted to local conditions and proven G-IPT sessions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Tasked
    with the mobilization and sensitization of community members
  • Conducting
    pre-assessment/screening of community members
  • Pre-grouping
    of clients
  • Conducting
    IPTG weekly sessions of depressed clients
  • Reporting
    and Record keeping of client information
  • Attending
    weekly debrief sessions
  • Data
    entry using smart phone
  • Documentation
    of significant change story/ lessons learnt

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    Graduate Intern should preferably hold a diploma in Guidance &
    Counseling, Community Psychology, Social Work, Social Administration,
    Development Studies; Nursing or any relevant health or social work
  • A
    minimum of 6 months experience working with the communities
    running/implementing Group interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-G)
  • Demonstrated
    interest in social work and helping others.
  • Understanding
    of self-help approaches and empowerment in mental health.
  • Good
    group mobilization, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Experience
    working with people with depression and their families.
  • Experience
    in running self- help groups
  • Good
    verbal and communication skills
  • Ability
    to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability
    to develop, inform and sustain professional relationships, partnerships
    and networks.
  • Computer
    literacy skills in MS Office applications, word, excel, Spread sheets;
  • Ability
    and willingness to undertake physical movements between and within
    communities mostly by public means
  • Language: English, Luganda and Lusoga.   All these languages will be tested
    during interviews.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their application letters and updated CVs only to info@strongminds.org,
indicating the position name, location you are interested in and languages you
are conversant with.  Our work demands a
lot of physical movements between and within communities mostly by public
Deadline: 29th April, 2018
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