Mental Health and Psycho - Social Support Supervisor Job in Kenya

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Mental Health and Psycho - Social Support Supervisor Job in Kenya

Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support Supervisor

Duty Station: Homa Bay

Length of Contract: One year, renewable based on performance

Date of issue: 05th Dec 2022

Deadline for application: 19th Dec 2022

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization providing assistance to people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics, natural or non-natural disasters or persons excluded from access to health care. The organization has health projects in more than 68 countries.

MSF is looking to fill the position of a Mental Health and Psycho Social Support Supervisor based in Homa Bay. The successful candidate reports to the Medical Team Leader and supervises Social workers and counsellors.

Objective of the Position:

Participate in the planning, supervision, and coordination of mental health/psycho-social-related services in the program in accordance with MSF standards in order to provide the most appropriate mental health support for patients.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the planning, organization, and coordination of Mental Health activities, in close collaboration with the Medical team leader and other medical team members, in order to ensure an efficient and effective implementation of the resources needed while maintaining high levels of quality in Mental Health MSF programs and activities.
  • Supervise, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and capacity building, and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required
  • Compile the data and statistics linked with Mental Health and social support activities and report to the Medical team Leader
  • Coordinating and monitoring the daily working plan of the team under his/her responsibility, and active participation in clinical care if necessary.
  • Provide regular assessment of gaps and evaluation of Mental Health activities in all areas of need at the Hospital(HBCTRH), Mobile activities (chronic diseases and palliative program), and Community Activities.
  • Ensure that high quality psychological care is provided to all patients: assure the regularity of protocols and confidentiality of patient’s information across the clinical sites; Ensure that appropriate psychotherapy for patients and their caregivers considering its principles and appropriate ethical issues
  • Ensuring that appropriate documentation for care is in place and in use; work with the clinical team on the diagnosis of psychological and psychiatric disorders.
  • Build the capacity of the counsellors to develop and implement new psychological and diagnostic skills for the common psychological disorders; support and strengthen the Psycho-Social elements in patient support groups and support the development and deployment of relevant tools.
  • Strengthen referral and linkage capacities and maintain regular communication and collaboration with other components of the project according to objectives and context.
  • Ensure the Safety of patients and actively participate in prevention, reporting and management of any abuse or misbehavior towards patients

Requirements:

Education

  • Essential: Degree in Clinical Psychology or related field.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Mandatory: Minimum of at least 2 years psycho-social counselling experience.

Languages

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili

Competencies

  • People Management and development, Commitment to MSF principles, Behavioural Flexibility, Results & Quality Orientation, Teamwork & Cooperation

How to Apply

Applicants MUST be Kenyan nationals and have the necessary statutory documents (ID, NSSF, NHIF and a PIN certificate). Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter and an updated Curriculum Vitae as a single file mentioning on the subject email line, “Mental Health Supervisor”, to: Email: msff-kenya-recruitment@paris.msf.org

Applications must be received by the deadline. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. MSF is an equal opportunity Employer and does not charge any application/ recruitment fee.

The protection of your personal data is important to MSF and will be treated confidentially. By submitting your application, you consent to MSF using your personal data only for the recruitment process to have all the information and documents necessary to proceed with the recruitment, validation of your application and selection of the most suitable candidate. MSF does not sell your personal data under any circumstances. If you have any questions, requests or concerns, you can contact us on msff-kenya-recruitment@paris.msf.org

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