10 Entry Level Psychological Counsellor Job Vacancies – Children in Vulnerable Situations Uganda (CCVS)

Organisation: Children
in Vulnerable Situations Uganda (CCVS)
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
Centre for Children
in Vulnerable Situations (CCVS) is a research centre based on the cooperation
between three Belgian universities: the Department of Clinical and Life Span
Psychology at the VUB, the Departments of Social Work & Social Pedagogy and
the Department of Special Needs Education at Ghent University, and the research
group Education, Culture and Society at KU Leuven. The Centre’s overall goal is
to promote the psychosocial well-being of children and adolescents living in
vulnerable situations in Southern countries. This is mainly effected through
the execution of practice-oriented research. Therefore, questions out of the
field are taken as a starting point to set up and realize scientific research,
and the conducted studies are “translated” back into concrete
recommendations for both practices and policies.
Job Summary:  The Psychological Counsellor will be providing
a range of psychosocial interventions and trainings within CCVS-Uganda’s
project directed towards enhancing mental health among war-affected
individuals, families and communities, supported by the Trust Fund for Victims
(ICC). Background to CCVS-Uganda CCVS-International, Belgian interuniversity
cooperation, was erected in 2008 to conduct research on support for and
wellbeing of formerly abducted children and war-affected children and their
communities in Lira District. Three Belgian universities gave form to and took
up the direction of this centre: Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
and the University of Leuven.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Identification,
assessment and mobilization of children, youth and adults with mental health
problems
·       
Providing
individual, couple, family and group counselling to children, youth and adults
·       
Providing
sensitization and psychoeducation activities on identified challenges by the
clients, partnering communities, organisations and institutions
·       
Follow-up
and monitoring of clients and making referrals where possible or necessary, and
following up on these referrals
·       
Assuring
a basic and ethical attitude and approach that is in line with a collaborative
and systemic approach regarding all professional activities in and out of the
office
·       
Retaining
strict confidentiality regarding all information of the Organisation and its
clients outside a professional context and/or the centre
·       
Helping
to develop best practices regarding psychological counselling for war-affected
individuals, families and communities
·       
Participating
and assisting in research undertaken by CCVS-Uganda or its partners in consent
with the management (e.g. survey data collection, collecting success stories)
·       
Clinical
reporting and documentation, and clinical supervision and training:
·       
Keeping
records and information on clients and activities of CCVS-Uganda, and drafting
weekly reports
·       
Safe
custody and management of client and office files



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Counselling Psychology, Community
Psychology or a related field
·       
A minimum
of three years of experience in providing services to persons experiencing
various mental health problems
·       
Work
experience with war-affected children, youth and adults is a plus
·       
Proven
experience in conducting facilitation in groups
·       
Experience
with different MHPSS interventions is a plus
·       
Must be
well conversant with the local language of the area
·       
A valid
riding permit and ability to ride a motorcycle is a must
·       
Willingness
to work in Acholi Sub-Region
·       
Strong
(clinical) report writing skills
·       
Demonstrated
ability to work with Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint,
and good ability to work online
·       
Must be
in a position to learn emerging technologies, such as Zoom, Skype, Kobo
Collect, ODK and surveyCTO for communication, reporting and research purposes
·       
Being
collaborative, ethical, transparent, responsible and open
·       
Excellent
interpersonal skills and team spirit
How to Apply:
All interested
Ugandan nationals who wish to join us in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to send your CV, copy of educational transcripts and relevant
certificates, and a motivation letter as a single file to Leen De Nutte:
leen.denutte@ugent.be
Deadline: 14th August 2020 
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