The incumbent in conjunction with the Senior Psychologist and Program Coordinator will be responsible for the development, technical oversight and training of up to 20 Community Mental Health Officers CMHOs. In addition, he/she will be responsible for implementing programmatic protocols across the project’s intervention sites.
Developing and Conducting trainings [30%]
Work with the Senior Psychologist and Manager, Training & Learning to organize regular trainings on basic counseling skills at the community and facility level
Based on the findings from periodical check-ins with the Community Mental Health Officers, identify, and provide capacity-building sessions on a regular basis
Ensure regular training and reinforcement of protocols for services offered
Program Management [70%]
Through weekly check-ins: Assist and provide guidance to an external team of 20 Community-based Mental Health Officers – this includes providing feedback to the team on screening and counseling, discussing problematic/complex cases, and accompanying them on field visits.
Undertake personal psychotherapy with clients who are diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety
Ensure clients displaying signs of SMI’s are referred after consulting with the Senior Psychologist
Manage data on health-worker led therapy sessions and conduct field visits as part of Monitoring and Evaluation strategy
Present weekly and monthly progress reports to the Senior Psychologist
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES KSA
Master’s/M. Phil Degree in psychology and/or a Post-Magisterial Diploma in Clinical Psychology.
Experienced with aspects of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Humanistic and Eclectic therapies and be able to use varied techniques when developing counselling content.
Experience with psychometric, counseling and data collection
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills written and spoken.
Fluency in both English and Urdu.
Possess qualities of empathy, positive regard and genuineness.
Detail-oriented, self-motivated, reliable and punctual.
Willing to work in community based communities and vulnerable settings.
Experience with MS Office Suite Word, Excel & PowerPoint
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