CVT Psychosocial Counselor Job in Dadaab, Kenya

Oct 18, 2016

CVT Vacancy Announcement
Psychosocial Counselor – Dadaab

The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. 

We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. 

We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. 

We are headquartered in Minnesota with offices in Africa and the Middle East.  In Kenya we have offices and clinics in Nairobi and Dadaab.

Position Summary: The Center for Victims of Torture is seeking Psychosocial Counselor to work with refugee population who have suffered torture and war trauma.

The position will assess and provide comprehensive psychological treatment including individual and group therapy with adults and children who are survivors of torture.  

Position: Psychosocial Counselor
Location: Dadaab, Kenya
Reports to: Associate Psychotherapist/trainer/Mental Health Supervisor

Essential functions include [but are not limited to]:
  • Provide  comprehensive psychosocial counseling to clients who have experienced war trauma, torture or SGBV
  • Provide assessment,  individual and group counseling
  • Sensitize, problem solve, dialogue and mediate with the wider population about  issues of war, torture, trauma and SGBV
  • Become proficient with CTV’s data collection tools and conduct and submit assessments and reports in a timely and accurate matter
  • Work closely with the database staff to ensure quality reporting
  • Ensure all work with clients is confidential and that ethical practices are observed
  • Assist in the designing, planning, implementing and facilitating of external trainings for numerous target groups
  • Develop new and strengthen existing referral systems with other organizations
  • Liaise with other stakeholders and partner organizations
  • Engage in self-care through  supervision, debriefings, and other shared sessions
  • Attend all PSC trainings given by CTV
  • Assist with any other related activities as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Counseling or related field. 
  • Extensive experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and groups.
  • Understanding of and experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and trauma.  
  • Experience with gender-based violence highly desirable.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing requirements and needs.
  • Skilled at working as a member of a team.
  • Working knowledge of English and Swahili
  • Knowledge of Somali language is desirable.
  • Experience in working as a counselor or ability to be an empathic counselor
  • Experience working in local and regional contexts and knowledge of local area and community structures desirable.
  • Able to work in a stressful environment.
How to Apply: 
Qualified and interested applicants should submit a single Word-formatted document consisting of cover letter and CV to prior to the 28th October 2016. 

Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted.

CVT is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, and individuals with disabilities.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


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