Entry Level UK Non-profit Counsellor Jobs – Retrak

Job Title:         Counsellor
Organisation: Retrak
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Retrak is an international non-profit UK charity working with street
connected children in Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. Retrak
works to transform highly vulnerable children’s lives; preserve families;
empower communities and give each of them a voice. Retrak’s vision is of a
world where no child is forced to live on the streets. Today, Retrak operates
extensive programmes across Africa reintegrating thousands of children to a
safe and secure home and community.
Job Summary: The Counsellor will
offer psychological support and research in therapeutic work to help street
connected children/clients with a variety of problems. These problems can
include difficult life issues and mental health conditions. Practicing as a
counsellor requires a high level of training and self-awareness, achieved
through personal therapy. You also need to be able to work collaboratively with
the children in a holistic and insightful way to enable them to consider
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a first
degree in Counselling Psychology, social work and social administration, social
sciences, or an equivalent from a highly reputable University.
The applicant must have worked in a highly
reputable organisation in a social development position managing child welfare,
protection, counselling and case management for at least a year of post
qualification experience.
Skills and knowledge on child growth and
development stages and child psychology; having experience in handling
challenges associated with the children in vulnerable and violent
Familiarity with all matters of child protection
and have a good track record on respecting and protecting the rights of
children proven by a certificate of good conduct from Interpol.
Computer literacy i.e. knowledge and application
of basic computer packages.
Required to have a certificate of good conduct
from the Uganda police force.
Proficiency in the 3 local languages (i.e
Luganda, Rwanyakitara, and Luo) is a key strength.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an application,
updated CV with contact addresses of three professional referees and a 2/3 page
of capability statement, testimonials/ certificates to the following email address:
UgandaOffice@retrak.org or hand
deliver to Retrak Head Office Rubaga Road, former Mwanga 2 Court, P.O. Box
7737, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 20th September, 2016
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