6 Counseling Assistant Job Vacancies – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Job Title:           Counseling Assistant (6 Positions)
Organisation:  Refugee
Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station:    Uganda
Reports to:        Client
Support and Documentation Officer
About US:
The
Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere
University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs
and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. The
Refugee Law Project has a wide physical presence with offices in Kampala,
Hoima, Mbarara, Gulu, Kitgum, Nakivale, Kyangwali, Kiryandongo, Lamwo, Adjumani,
Maaji II, Bidibidi (Yumbe), Palorinya (Moyo) and Arua.
Job Summary: The Counseling Assistants will be directly
responsible for routine provision of counseling and psychosocial support to
individual clients and their households (where applicable) undergoing physical
and psychological rehabilitation – with an average day centred on routine
counseling in and out of RLP’s offices.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide
counseling and psychosocial support to clients (individual and household preparatory
and post rehabilitation psychosocial support) including direct administration
of specialised therapy
·        
2. In
liaison with the Project Officer and the Client Support and Documentation
Officer, and as necessary, provide and/or arrange for therapeutic interventions
as appropriate
·        
 Accompany clients to major rehabilitation
centres
·        
Provide
direct psychosocial support during detention monitoring (specifically prisons
in the project areas)
·        
Consult
with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate,
in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refer clients to appropriate
service agencies as required.
·        
Keeping
an Updated Client database (both online and offline)
·        
Support
data collection from clients through interview, case history, psychological
tests, and/or observational techniques; and evaluate data, identify causes of
problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other
specialists.
·        
Record
clients’ testimonies and success stories
·        
Carry
out general assessment of all clients on matters relating to complaints and
other issues that may arise in regard to their stay in the community(s).
·        
Work
with the various Refugee Support Groups in providing individual and group
therapy
·        
Participate
in training and mentorship programmes in and around the project area
·        
Participate
in community facilitated film screening exercises and follow clients requiring psychosocial
support arising from those screenings
·        
Participate
in community information, awareness raising, and community policing sessions
·        
Participate
in all initiatives of the project
·        
Prepare
timely intervention reports, including maintaining and updating the data base
of all managed clients
·        
Participate
in the review of psychosocial issues and program policies and procedures
·        
Participate
in training sessions and workshops to enhance psychosocial skills of staff
and/or client groups
·        
Conduct
home visits as and when assigned by the Project Officer and the Client Support
and Documentation Officer



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
Good
listening and analytical skills
·        
Good
understanding of the ethical dynamics of working with clients in a counseling
and other helping relationships
·        
Bachelor’s
degree in any of the following fields; Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health.
·        
At
least three years’ experience working in the field of forced migration and
other vulnerable groups, as well as hands on counseling experience with
populations that have experienced conflict-related violence and trauma.
·        
Affiliation
to a professional body like the Uganda Counseling Association, Association of Clinical
psychologists of Uganda and Uganda Association of Social workers is an added advantage
·        
Ability
to work with key recommended therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioral therapy,
Family systems therapy and Interpersonal Therapy for Groups
·        
Working
knowledge on the use of psychological and other assessment tools
·        
Ability
to adapt to different environments and people from different back grounds
How to Apply:
For all positions listed, please submit an application cover-letter and
up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, as well as links to any publications you wish us
to consider. Copies of academic credentials are NOT required at this stage.
Applications
should be sent by email addressed to the Human Resources Officer at
recruitment@refugeelawproject.org
with the title of the position applied for in the subject-line.
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates must be in a position to
cover their own travel expenses to interview.
Hand
copy applications will be accepted for the position of COMMUNITY MOBILISER Only.
Refugee
Law Project is a human-rights based organization with strong
Anti-Discrimination policies.
We
encourage refugees to apply
Deadline: By 11.59pm on Friday 1st November 2019
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