Vacancy for Position of Psycho Social Counselor

Koinonia Community is seeking to fill the position of a Psycho social counselor as detailed below;

Job title: Psycho social counselor   

Reporting line: Programmes Office

 

Purpose

To ensure efficient and effective psycho social and child protection interventions in the project and the welfare of all beneficiaries (direct and indirect) are well observed. This should be done in line with Koinonia community policies on beneficiary protection and care within the delegated authority of a results based management framework.

 

Responsibilities include, but not limited to;

1.      Formulate clients’ cases, maintain their records and ensure high levels of confidentiality on all the cases.

2.      Offer professional psycho-social therapy to all the Children, youth and their families.

3.      Gather suitable information about the target beneficiaries, their welfare, and share it with fellow staff members.

4.      Use data gathered to develop effective interventions and promote best practices

5.      Enhance the psychosocial support program to address staff and beneficiary needs

6.      Prepare all counseling reports and present them to the immediate supervisor.

7.      Ensure timely implementation of psycho-social activities to address staff needs

8.      Prepare topics on different problematic areas and their accompanying psycho-social interventions for staff training.

9.      Provide technical guidance on psycho-social interventions to fellow staff members and partners and set benchmarks that meet the Kenya government’s standards.

10.  Provide technical guidance on child protection interventions to fellow staff members and families

11.  To facilitate the review of the child protection policy and enhance the implementation of best practices

12.  Conduct home and field-visits to assess family situations and to develop appropriate responses.

13.  Develop and sustain effective working relations with partners and other participants including the government and NGOs to promote service delivery and information sharing.

14.  Identify potential institutions that can handle referrals on psycho-social cases that are not compatible with the services of Koinonia Community.

15.  Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor

 

Minimum Requirements and experience

  • Diploma in Counseling psychology or related field with a strong bias in child protection.
  • Computer literacy a must: working knowledge of MS office required;
  • Experience in capacity building which includes facilitation of community-based training and awareness
  • Good knowledge of children rights and child protection experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • No less than 2 years previous work experience,

 

 Terms of Employment:

  • I year Renewable consultancy contract
  • Probation period for the first 3 Months

 Application:

Interested candidates WHO FULLY MEET the above criteria should send their applications to Human Resources Manager (via E-mail- personnel@koinoniakenya.org with Subject. Psycho social counselor Job Application, handwritten applications can be deposited at the reception of Shalom House,St. Daniel Comboni Rd, off Ngong’ road ) along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, certificate of good conduct and copies of both academic and professional certificates stating their current position, three (3) professional referees, current and expected salary and their daytime contacts addressed to: Human Resource Manager

The Closing date for receiving applications will be 3rd March 2017. Koinonia Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability

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