Africa Mental Health Research And Training Foundation – Supervisors (Thrive).

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Position Summary: Thrive! Supervisors will be part of our youth-led youth-oriented mental health care program and delivery system that integrates two essential elements:‍ 1) a rigorously tested evidence-based mental health intervention (the Shamiri, or “Thrive!” in Kiswahili, intervention) that includes simple, empirically supported psychological elements, uses stigma-free, culturally appropriate content, and 2) dissemination in secondary schools by youths trained as lay-providers and integration into a three-tier mental health care model that brings together youth lay-providers and expert clinicians and psychiatrists. Thrive! Supervisors will supervise our Thrive! Fellows. Thrive! Supervisors will report to the Senior Programme Associate.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Supervising Thrive! Fellows throughout their tenure (training through program wrap up) 
  • Completing a supervisor training program and attending and assisting with Thrive! Fellow training. 
  • Attending all program sessions to which you are assigned and always arriving on time. 
  • Assisting with logistical aspects of program delivery, particularly in preparation for and during program delivery at schools. 
  • Acting as a line of communication between Thrive! Fellows and AMHRTF staff. 
  • Acting, with supervision, to help ensure participant and Thrive! Fellows’ wellbeing, confidentiality, and safety. 
  • Attending meetings with fellow supervisors and relaying information promptly outside of meetings when necessary. 
  • Develop and submit weekly reports highlighting the following: special cases reported, challenges reported during the week, positive highlights of the week and any other information that will be required.
  • Work with AMHRTF project officer to resolve basic level issues and disputes among fellows. 
  • Help with orientation, onboarding, and training of the Thrive! Fellows as and when needed.  

Requirements

  • Have a diploma/bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, or clinical psychology.
  • Experience in counseling, wellness, psychology, or mental health work (e.g., having worked as a group counselor).
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and reflect on one’s own values, attitudes, beliefs, biases, emotions, and past experiences. Use mistakes as opportunities for growth.
  • Demonstrate interest in helping others and ensuring their confidentiality, fair treatment, safety, and wellbeing.
  • Possess strong organizational and problem-solving skills; show that you are highly responsible.
  • Possess strong time management skills and a strong sense of punctuality.
  • Possess strong communication skills both with supervisors and supervisors.
  • Possess a strong desire to learn.
  • Possess strong report writing skills.

How To Apply

Successful candidates will be engaged on a 1-year contract.

Each supervisor will be paid KES 40,000 per month.

Application Instructions: We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to send an application letter and a detailed CV to careers@amhf.or.ke and indicate THRIVE! SUPERVISOR 2021 as the subject line. Applications should be received by 29th September, 2021.

NB:

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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