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Psychologist

Job Description

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Psychologist- Erbil

World Vision International is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

World Vision Kurdistan Region in Iraq Office is looking for a highly qualified and motivated person for the position of Psychologist- Erbil

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The primary role of the clinical psychologist will be providing psychosocial support (PFA), mental health consultations and counseling services at mental health and Psychological support (MHPSS) clinics. The candidate must be willing to learn new content and training methods (Life Skills and Psychosocial Support topics will include: trauma, anger management, psychosocial well-being & coping, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, gender awareness, healthy relationships, peace education, values, communication skills, decision-making, substance abuse prevention, sports & arts and cultural activities).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

% Time

Major Activities

100 per cent

  • Plan, deliver and establishing regular individual and group-based life skills and psychosocial support sessions for IDPs and schedule to ensure that each receives adequate time and support.

  • Plan and establish regular MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychological Support) clinics located within IDP settlements in liaison with DoH’s Department of mental health.

  • Provide clinical psychology and psychiatric consultations at the Mental Health and Psychological Support clinics and provide referrals were necessary.

  • Use appropriate questioning techniques, reflective listening and suitable exploratory activities to identify needs, issues and aspirations.

  • Make use of relevant psychosocial assessment instruments and tools to identify current status and possible intervention and/or referral strategies

  • Train staff and community members on PFA- Utilize appropriate adult learning principles which encourage participation and success from a range of learners and be responsive to individual needs and issues impacting the learners including: low levels of literacy; no prior formal education; high levels of post-traumatic stress; unrealistic expectations; no English language; and low motivation.

  • Develop session plans and learning materials that reflect both current information and skills, as well as the diverse learning styles and needs of the groups.

  • Liaise regularly with other project staff and external partners so as to ensure that the holistic needs of IDPs are met.

  • Establish and provide support to social support councils (SSC).

  • Participate and work cooperatively within a team environment. Take active part in supervision meetings.

  • Assist in promotion of local capacities for peace by periodic analysis of program impact on and potential for conflict between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries, and adjust program accordingly.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree or similar educational background preferably in Psychology, clinical Psychology, Nurse or Medicine –with experience/post basic training in Psychiatry or clinical Psychology.

  2. Candidate should have certificates to prove the qualifications and experience.

  3. 2 years’ experience in work, Preferably experience in providing clinical psychology, counselling, psychiatry consultations, protection issues, Training experience, Experience of managing or establishing projects.

  4. Fluent in Local language Kurdish and Arabic.

  5. Proficient English communication skills (both oral and written).

  6. Knowledge of MS Office.

  7. Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  8. Strong interpersonal skills.

  9. Strong Management Organizational skills.

  10. Able to train others

  11. Able and willing to travel.

  12. Knowledge of and adherence to the Child Protection, Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.

  13. Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.