Lay Counsellors at a non-governmental Organization 5 slots

 Employment Nigeria 02-Sep-2017 BORNO , NGO  


Neem Foundation a non-governmental, peace-building and conflict prevention organisation is recruiting to fill the position below:

POSITION : Lay Counsellor 

Description

Perform basic counselling and/or educational activities to patients, families, communities, NGO staff, teachers, other counsellors in order to improve the mental health condition of the patient.  Discuss the treatment of problems with clients.

Duties

  • Provides psychological assessment, testing and evaluation, referral, consultation, programme planning, chemical dependency counselling/education, prevention service/activities, individual, couples, group and family therapy.
  • Interact with clients to provide assessment, testing, diagnosis treatment, case management, follow up and treatment planning, with physicians to provide consultation.
  • Collaborates and cooperates in a professional manner with co-workers, other departments and other agencies in order to assure effective continuity of care and services.
  • Prepares and maintains mental health notes and narrative reports of mental health activities (in the appropriate charting format).
  • Maintain clients’ records, as part of the Medical records system and follows policies of records and maintenance of client confidentiality.
  • Provides a basic range of psychological services to clients.
  • Consults with other professionals, regarding the evaluation and treatment of clients.
  • Observes strict confidentiality and privacy of clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education

  • University Degree in any field, Masters Degree in Psychiatry  is an added advantage.

Requirements:

  • Able to participate in evaluation, diagnosis, individual, group and family psychotherapy, crisis intervention, consultation, prevention and research such as would be obtained in a doctoral programme in psychology and in a clinical internship practice.
  • Ability to communicate with children of all ages.
  • High degree of skill in the psychological assessment and evaluation of people.
  • Previous training or experience with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an added advantage.
  • Professional, expert knowledge of psychological theories, principles.

Language Skills:

  • English Language (Fluent) and Basic understanding of Hausa language

Others:

  • Must have strong interest in clinical psychology; working with children, helping people rebuild  their lives and work towards the development of Borno State.

Profile of Behaviour:

  • Confident, attention to detail, independent judgment, self-starter, reliable, team-player, friendly, flexible, disciplined, adaptable, numerate

Added Advantage:

  • Practical experience working with victims/ survivors of insurgency.
  • Academic or work experience in Psychology
  • Hausa speaker


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