Mental Health Counsellor NGO Jobs – InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU)

Job Title:        Mental
Health Counsellor
Organization: InterAid
Uganda Limited (IAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Community
Health Officer
About US:
InterAid Uganda
Limited (IAU) is a non-governmental humanitarian national organization
established in 1988, and duly registered with the NGO Board and NGO Forum. IAU
is actively involved in programs geared towards the protection and improvement
of lives of disadvantaged people living in urban and rural areas in Uganda and
in the Great Lakes Region. InterAid Uganda is focused on its thematic areas of
Rights Protection, Education, Livelihood & Food Security, Health
(HIV&AIDS; Malaria; Maternal and Reproductive Health), Water, Sanitation
& Hygiene (WASH), Environment and Disaster Management and good Management
and Governance systems.
Job Summary:
The Mental Health Counsellor will carry out mental health counselling for
clients with the best practices for mental health counselling and ensure access
to mental health services optimally by clients.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
coordinating and implementiong HIV activities at the program as planned.
  • Managing the partnership with Mulago Mental Health Unit and Butabika
    Hospital to facilitate good mental health at the program office and in the
    refugee communities as planned.
  • Networking with public especially KCCA Health facilities and private
    health service providers for access to services by our persons of
Process Management.
  • Counsel clients with emphasis on prevention of mental health
  • Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health.
  • Help individuals deal with addictions, PTSD, substance abuse,
    suicide and stress management.
  • Assist and care for refugees, provide personal assistance, medical
    attention and emotional support.
  • Document and record information from counselling sessions
  • Refer cases that need to be managed at health facilities and ensure
    prompt follow up.
  • Work closely with other sector counsellors.
  • Compiling weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and specific activity
    reports and ensure timely submission
  • Documenting the best practices implemented, success stories and case
    studies of the community level changes for dissemination and learning
Support to staff
& other Managers:
support to the health unit in line with support to mental health patients.
requisitions for all financial transactions i.e. requisitions for money, drugs,
and subsistence allowances and ensure timely accountability for mental health
Risk Management: Identifying, assessing and developing strategies
to mitigate against risks that may happen in the section.
Compliance: Complying with policies and procedures during
the implementation of the activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU) Mental
    Health Counsellor job opportunity should preferably hold a Degree in
    Medical/Health, Social work, Social Sciences, Counselling, Psychology or
    its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Additional post graduate training in Mental Health Counselling is
  • At least four years of relevant work experience in counselling
    related to mental health
  • Should be a good listener
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good report writing skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should send their cover letters, updated CVs and
photo copies of their professional qualifications including three referees via
E-mail to both and addressed to:
The Executive
InterAid Uganda,
Plot 1102 Block 8,
Kabala Anjagala Road,
P.O. Box 737
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 25th June 2018 by 5:00 PM
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