Associate Psychotherapist/Trainer US Non-profit Careers – Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)

Organisation: Center for
Victims of Torture (CVT)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Psychotherapist
Project Officer
About US:
The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is headquartered in St. Paul,
Minnesota, USA and is a humanitarian non-governmental organization that
provides mental health rehabilitation to refugees around the world. In Uganda,
CVT provides mental health rehabilitation services to survivors of LRA-inflicted
torture and violent trauma; provides on-site mental health clinical mentoring
and supervision to counselors in partner NGOs; and works to build a network of
mental health service providers in northern Uganda.
Key Duties and
Work in
liaison with Psychotherapist/Field representative manage performance of
supervisees; manage day-to-day operations
Training: Work closely with the
Psychotherapist/Trainer, design and carry out training programs, including
didactic training sessions, mentoring, modeling and close supervision, for
local psychosocial counselors (PSCs) and other CVT local partners. Continually
assess development of counselors and adapt training to meet their needs.
technical support and mentor PSCs to complete needs assessments in order to
identify target populations, and to determine appropriate mental health
interventions for people who have been tortured and/or traumatized by
Collaboration: Actively participate in designing,
planning and implementation of service in coordination with partner
organizations including referral system and liaison with service providers
groups and provide training to these organizations to better address the
needs of torture survivors in the project areas.
Supervision: Attending to regular on-line (or face to
face) supervision session with the Clinical Advisor in order to discuss MH
program development, critical clinical aspects, and personal development
and self-care issues.
Reporting: Contribute to the writing and submission
of regular reports regarding clinical and training activities.
country team and in consultation with Headquarters staff, participate in
the design and implementation of program and project evaluation.
other duties as assigned by direct supervisors in the implementation of program
activities, and in collaboration and coordination with the
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold an advanced degree in
Psychology, Counseling, or related field. Masters degree or equivalent
Certificates, licences and Registration
Certification or licensure as a Psychologist or therapist, preferred
Significant experience in providing individual
and group psychotherapy to trauma survivors.
Previous exposure and experience working in the
field of torture treatment highly desirable.
Broad knowledge and understanding of and
extensive experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions,
including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have
suffered torture and trauma.
Broad understanding of and experience developing
curricula and providing training for mental health counselors, on topics
including theory and practice of psychotherapeutic approaches, effects of
trauma and war, and treatment planning.
Previous experience working in local and
regional contexts.
Prior exposure and experience in supervising
mental health counselors preferred.
Skilled at carrying out program needs
assessments, program development, and program evaluations.
Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing
program requirements, client needs, and political climate.
Skilled at working as a member of a team and
Ability to travel regularly according to the
project needs.
Fluency (spoken and written) in English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover
letter, updated CV, and 3 professional references to, including
the job title in the subject line of your email. Priority consideration will be
given to applicants from northern Uganda.
Deadline: 9th December, 2016
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