Locum Counselor Job at RefugePoint

Locum Counselor Job at RefugePoint… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at RefugePoint.

Descriptions;

Worldwide, there are now over 60 million forcibly displaced people – the highest number ever recorded. Of those, approximately 20.2 million are refugees who have fled their home countries as a result of conflict and violent persecution. Of the 20.2 million, over 11 million have been refugees for more than 5 years and some as long as 60.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provision of group counseling services :

  •  Make the initial call to clients to introduce counseling support services and conduct assessments for individual or couple counseling support;
  •  In liaison with the Senior Counselor, conduct support group sessions to enhance client’s self-awareness, interpersonal relationship skills, and integration;
  •  In consultation with the Senior Counselor, conduct group therapy sessions for group members;
  •  Organise and conduct life skills training for children and youth;
  •  Make appropriate internal referrals to ensure clients receive holistic services;
  •  Conduct intake and exit assessments to clients in the counseling groups to identify trends in their wellbeing and evaluate the impact of the counseling interventions;
  •  Encourage self-reported feedback from about lessons learned after life skill training.

Development of Counseling services :

  •  Participate in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of the counseling interventions;
  •  Familiarize with Salesforce, TaroWorks and all the counseling assessment tools used by the RufegePoint Counselors;
  •  Identify trends during group counseling sessions and liaise with the Senior Counselor to design strategies to address identified needs.

Virtual Counseling groups:

  •  Co-facilitate the virtual counseling sessions in collaboration with the RP Counselors;
  •  Make timely requisition of airtime and ensure clients receive this in a timely manner;
  •  Track the airtime and internet bundles received by clients vis-à-vis session attendance, and liaise with the Finance department to facilitate timely payments to the vendor;
  •  Make individual follow-ups of clients who miss or drop off during sessions and explore their individual challenges.

Professional development:

  •  Participate in continuous professional development to enhance client’s care;
  •  Attend monthly external supervision as mandated by the counseling profession and regular internal clinical supervision.

Documentation and reporting:

  •  Draft counseling case notes for each client and take attendance in Taroworks after each group session;
  •  Maintain participants’ lists in support , therapy groups and Life Skills Training;
  •  Conduct the intake and exit counseling assessments in TaroWorks and synchronise these on Salesforce;
  •  Compile and submit the weekly and monthly counseling reports to the Senior Counselor.

Attend any other duties assigned by the Senior Counselor.

Requirements

Qualifications:

  •  Degree in Counseling studies and at least 1 year of counseling practice or Diploma in counseling with at least 3 years of counseling practice;
  •  Confidentiality and integrity in the profession.
  •  Good understanding of trauma, depression and effective approaches for alleviating psychological pain;
  •  Proven experience initiating and running counseling groups;
  •  Ability to work with multinational and multilingual clients;
  •  Excellent communication skills (verbal and written);
  •  Registration by relevant regulatory authority;

Desired:

  •  Prior experience working with refugees and/or asylum seekers in an urban setting.
  •  Possess cross cultural counseling skills and experience working with minority groups;
  •  A flexible approach to work spread throughout the year;
  •  Ability to multitask and work under minimum supervision;
  •  Ability to adapt to a fluid environment and think outside the box;
  •  Ability to conduct group counseling sessions in Kiswahili;
  •  Certification in Trainer of Trainers;

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