|Published||August 31, 2022|
|Job Type||Full Time|
RefuSHE’s Mental Health Department seeks to recruit interested individuals who are available and willing to offer psychosocial services through a Community Based Program that we plan to roll out to serve more refugee women and young girls. The services are meant to reduce burden of fear, stress, insecurity, discrimination that girls and women face daily and thrive in their educational and livelihood endeavors.
Identify and offer counseling to most vulnerable refugees in the community
Refer vulnerable refugee community members to partner organizations to access other needs and or services.
Follow-up and track very vulnerable cases at the community level
Disseminate mental health information to the community
Refer challenging cases to Psychosocial Counselors and offer translation where necessary.
Provide weekly reports to Psychosocial Counselors highlighting client needs, progress and outcome of support received.
Attend meetings, trainings, debriefing and supervision sessions as scheduled.
Be a registered refugee with the required documentation
Have basic literacy and numeracy skills
Working knowledge of the community, their mental health needs, and gaps
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Fluency in English and Kiswahili and any other major language spoken within the refugee community such as Kinyaruanda, Kirundi, Kinyamulenge, Somali, Oromo etc.
Must be living in Nairobi within the environs of Kayole, Eastleigh, Kasarani, Githurai, Kawangware and Ruiru
Worked in a similar role/position preferably within an NGO
Certified or testimonial from a recognized institution/organization
Two days in a week
How to apply
Send your applications by email indicating the position title in the email subject as “ Community Mental Health Para-Counselors”. It should include a cover letter and CV. Copies of credentials and other relevant certificates will not be required at this early stage of application but in the next steps. Applications should be addressed to:
HR & Administration Manager
P.O. Box 63192-00619, Nairobi
Hard copy applications can also be delivered to our offices at Eastleigh (P.C.E.A).