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Psychosocial Counsellor

Closing: Jun 13, 2024

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Published: Jun 7, 2024 (11 days ago)

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Skills and qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, or a higher diploma in counseling with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of related work experience
  • Experience in the provision of psychosocial services to refugees and asylum seekers is an advantage.
  • Good report-writing and communication skills
  • A team player with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in service delivery and ethics
  • Experience in case management, including the management of cases

Personal Attributes:

  • Good report-writing and communication skills
  • A team player with a high degree of initiative, flexibility, tolerance, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in service delivery and ethics
  • Experience in case management, including management of case conferences
  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment, and professional
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational, and religious diversity in the work
  • Excellent communication, time management, organization, and presentation


Responsibilities

Skills and qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, or a higher diploma in counseling with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of related work experience
  • Experience in the provision of psychosocial services to refugees and asylum seekers is an advantage.
  • Good report-writing and communication skills
  • A team player with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in service delivery and ethics
  • Experience in case management, including the management of cases

Personal Attributes:

  • Good report-writing and communication skills
  • A team player with a high degree of initiative, flexibility, tolerance, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in service delivery and ethics
  • Experience in case management, including management of case conferences
  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment, and professional
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational, and religious diversity in the work
  • Excellent communication, time management, organization, and presentation


  • Participate in the development of professional, effective, and appropriate psychosocial programming, including direct individual and group counseling support.
  • Provide professional and confidential services to SGBV and trauma
  • Assist in the development and provision of psychosocial activities within LWF/WS project areas in the Kakuma Refugee Program.
  • Provide counseling, training and technical counseling support to learners directly involved with the psychosocial component of LWF Kakuma.
  • Ensure timely implementation of the psychosocial program in schools in Kakuma refugee camp.
  • Lead awareness-raising and/or sensitization campaigns on the LWF Kakuma’s psychosocial activities and other SGBV-related services in collaboration with schools and the EARC unit, among other units.
  • Development of monthly outreach plans based on case trends and school going children.
  • Provide one-on-one and/ or group counseling services (6–8 sessions per person) to learners with personal and social challenges such as truancy, indiscipline, conflict, parenting, SGBV issues, death or grief, dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder among others.
  • Provide periodic group therapy sessions on a weekly basis.
  • Establish and support school guidance and counseling and closely work with the teachers and head teachers in addressing psychological concerns in schools.
  • Secondary referrals to other psychosocial providers and other child protection partners.
  • Provide extensive and comprehensive programs and assessments for stress management, depression, anxiety, bipolar management, and other mental illnesses.
  • Monitor, analyze, and document the behavioral, mental, and emotional disorder trends and patterns in the Kakuma schools.
  • Develop, monitor, and document a case management system for monitoring and dissemination of referred cases.
  • Compile and submit quality and timely periodical reports on the referred cases and the best lessons, experiences, and practices learned.
  • Perform any other professional duty assigned by the supervisor and/or his/her designate.
  • Conduct regular home visits to assess the progress of learners.


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