Tushinde Children’s Trust – Counsellor or Counselling Psychologist.

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Who are we?

Tushinde passionately believes that the best place for a child is growing up in a safe, stable and nurturing environment with their own family. We work with families in crisis to make sure this happens. Tushinde Children’s Trust was registered as an NGO in Kenya in March 2011. We work with vulnerable families in the informal settlements of Mathare and Kiambiu. 

We are a ‘Child Safe’ employer and we take safeguarding seriously across all areas of our work. All staff must expect to have a police check and extensive background checks prior to employment.

Full Job Description


Tushinde is recruiting an experienced counsellor / therapist to provide emotional support for our beneficiaries (individuals and groups) and to address crisis situations when no other mental health services are available and/or being provided.The counsellor will provide immediate psychological and emotional care to individuals insignificant distress to stabilize their condition, minimize potential trauma from an acute life event, and as appropriate, transition them to other mental health support as required. In addition, they will lead support group sessions for beneficiaries with HIV (adults and children).

What Tushinde can offer you?

  • Working with a friendly team in a young and growing organisation delivering real change. 
  • A monthly salary of 38,000 – 50,000 kshs, depending on experience.
  • 21 days of paid holiday plus public holidays. 
  • The opportunity to work flexibly.
  • Individual private health insurance.
  • Training and development with the opportunity for progression and further qualifications.

What would you be doing?

He or she will work alongside a passionate, professional and supportive team to help deliver the Tushinde family support programmes.

What is Tushinde looking for?

Ideally, applicants should have 3 years’ experience in a similar role and have an honors degree, minimum, in a related subject.

Applicants should have experience of working with a team of qualified professionals and serving the public. 


Please send a CV and a cover letter to info@tushinde.org.uk or visit our website for more details. 

In your cover letter you must demonstrate that you have researched the work of Tushinde, analysed what you think the challenges of the position may be and what your priorities will be if you are successful in your application. Applications with letters that have not done this will not be considered.

Unfortunately, we only have the resources to contact those candidates who are shortlisted.




Tushinde Children's Trust

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