Finn Church Aid (FCA) – School Based Psychological Counsellors, Kakuma.

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Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s biggest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organisations forming one of the world’s largest aid organisations.

Finn Church Aid Kenya is looking for a

School Based Psychological Counsellors – 4 Positions

Duty Station: Kakuma/ Kalobeyei

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Primary Purpose

The Psychosocial Counsellors will lead the process in development, implementation, and coordination of the psychosocial counseling Services at the EARC (Educational Assessment and Resource Centre), Screening/Assessment, evaluation, referrals, educational program and transition planning, therapeutic intervention, and exit planning for Learners identified with or suspected of having disabilities that interfere with their ability to perform daily life activities or participate in necessary or desired occupations and couselling serives related to impact of the pandemic.

Tasks and Duties
  • Provide comprehensive psychosocial counseling to school going children and or parents of FCA targeted communities.
  • Provide assessment, individual and group counseling sessions to school going children/youth.
  • Sensitize, problem solve, dialogue and mediate with the wider population about issues of concern
  • Ensure child safeguarding guidelines and ethical practices are observed, adhered to including coordinated referral pathways in Kakuma/Kalobeyei.
  • Assist in the designing, planning, implementing and facilitating training for numerous target groups
  • Develop new and strengthen existing referral systems with other organizations.
  • Engage in quality self-care through supervision, debriefings, and other shared sessions especially for the adolescent girls.
  • Complete quarterly reports and progress notes shared only to relevant teams.
  • Assist teachers in the development and implementation of psychosocial counselling programs in school communities.
  • Disseminate information concerning psychosocial counselling services available for the refugee communities
  • Monitor learner’s progress and make informed, timely educational decisions.
  • Perform other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites to collect and verify data for preparation of regular and ad hoc program reports and briefs to immediate manager.
  • Represent FCA with external stakeholders as requested (inter-agency coordination meetings, working groups) and influences the shape of broader sector strategies.
  • Take steps to document lessons learned, from the Education program including that of partners for wider dissemination.
  • Coordinating and providing psychosocial counselling services to all learners, teachers and community members in Kalobeyei settlements in minimizing impact of COVID-19 in Kalobeyei settlements.
Qualifications
  • A diploma/degree in Counselling, Social work/Community development, Psychology or a higher diploma in Counselling with a minimum of 2 years in related work experience
  • Experience in the provision of psychosocial services to refugees’ /asylum seekers is an advantage
  • Good report writing and communication skills
  • A team player with ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in services delivery and ethics
  • Highly motivated, creative, and compassionate person who is dedicated to ensuring that models of best practice are utilized.
  • Females and qualified locals from within Turkana County are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

All qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae to: recruitment.esaro@kua.fi stating the vacancy job title in the subject line

Deadline for receiving applications is 17th November 2020

FCA will only contact short- listed applicants.

FCA is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. FCA is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Attempts to influence recruitment procedures through phone calls, emails or inducements of any kind will lead to disqualifications

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Finn Church Aid

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