Community Mental Health Para-Counselors

at RefuSHE
Published August 31, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Health Care  
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.


Main Responsibilities


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

Added advantage


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).

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