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Counsellor

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The counselor will be responsible for helping people manage and overcome mental and emotional issues. The counselor will listen to patients and ask questions to help them understand their problems and develop strategies to improve their lives.
Skills and requirements
• Possesses superb written and spoken communication skills
• Good in Luganda and Lusoga
• 5+ years of experience
• Excellent interpersonal skills with patients, colleagues, and community resources
• Compassionate and caring of patients
• Excellent time management skills; organized and able to prioritize
• Strong counseling skills/pedagogy
• Able to organize and manage large amounts of files, schedules, dates, and information
• Calm and cool-headed with a positive attitude
• Self-directed and self-motivated
• Comfortable with building personal relationships and dedicated to helping other
• Empathetic and supportive with mentorship and leadership skills
• Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Counselling
• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

Responsibilities

• Diagnosing patient mental and emotional disorders
• Working and counseling groups, communities, and individual patients
• Evaluating patient through conversations, interviews, and observations to determine correct testing or examination
• Developing a treatment plan that may include counseling, medication, or other services
• Setting patient goals and discussing a treatment plan
• Encouraging, supporting, and listening to patients
• Helping patients discuss experiences and emotions
• Assisting patients through difficult life changes and challenges
• Educating the patient on strategies and coping skills
• Referring patients to resources like psychiatrists, treatment facilities, or community services
• Accessing patient needs, and developing strategies to help the patient
• Maintaining good working relationships with support networks, government resources, and community resources
• Advising and guiding patients through difficult decisions
• Helping patients with a variety of issues such as substance abuse, bullying, anger management, depression, relationships, stress and suicide

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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