PSYCHOLOGIST – RETENTION SUPPORT (KUNU ANTOU – HARET HREIK)

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PSYCHOLOGIST – RETENTION SUPPORT (KUNU ANTOU – HARET HREIK)

Amel Association International (Amel) is a Lebanese and non-sectarian NGO created in 1979. Amel works through 32 centers, 6 mobile medical units, 2 mobile education units and 1 protection unit, and for 43 years has supported the poorest regions of Lebanon, from Beirut and its South Suburbs to Mount Lebanon, Bekaa and South Lebanon. Amel offers accessible services for all in the following fields: food security, health, education, protection, child protection, gender-based violence, livelihood, promotion and protection of human rights, rural development.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION GUIDELINE

Please send your CV and Cover Letter mentioning the position in the subject of your email.

  • Amel Association International is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
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CONTACT PERSON EMAIL

jobs@amel.org


 

THE PROJECT

The Kunu Antou project was launched in 2019 to offer quality education services to the most vulnerable children living in the vicinity of the Amel center in Haret Hreik with the implementation of the following outputs:

  • The learning performances of 150 vulnerable girls and boys at risk of school drop out are improved;
  • The environment of 150 vulnerable girls and boys is more conducive to learning and supportive for girls’ education;
  • Engage the community in the promotion of an equal access to education for all.

Through the completion of these objectives, the project aims empower the most vulnerable children in their learning journey through their successful school retention. With the support of a larger group of community members (children, youths, adults), the Kunu Antou team will have a positive impact on the whole community and strengthen the right to quality education for all, with a particular focus on girls’ access to education.

ASSIGNMENT

The psychologist is based in Amel’s community center in Haret Hreik. She/He works in close collaboration with the social worker, under the direct supervision of the Head of Center, the management team based in the Headquarter. She/He is in charge of the identification, individual follow up and referral of the psychological cases living in the area of Haret Hreik.


 

TASKS

Task #1 – Identification and referral mechanism

–        Identify the psychological needs of the children and their families through observation and the implementation of the internal referral pathways;

–        Identify protection concerns and provide psychosocial support to cases of concern as needed;

–        Collect, analyze, and synthesize information in order to implement and support intervention methods and techniques.

Task # 2 –Direct Psychological support

–        Provide adequate psychological support to the children enrolled in the education program and to their caregivers according to the needs identified. The psychologist is conducting individual sessions and focus group discussions according to the intervention plan;

–        Coordinate and work directly with the social worker and the animators to develop intervention plans and follow up (PSS monthly plan);

–        Keep track of patient numbers/cases through outpatient records;

–        Complete intake assessments, evaluations, treatment recommendations, reviews, and other documentation as necessary;

–        Implement the Child Protection Protocol and follow up with the project’s team members to ensure that the protocol is carefully followed by all members.

Task # 3-Internal / External referrals

–        Being and remained fully informed of all services provided by Amel community centers and Mobile Units through a close coordination with other sectors;

–        Contribute to develop a local mapping of the local stakeholders with the Head of Center and the Social Worker to develop Amel’s network and facilitate external referrals;

–        If internal / external referral is necessary, the psychologist is in charge of the smooth transition and of the follow up with the relevant actors to ensure that the case is being addressed;

–        Each internal / external referral is discussed first with the social worker.

Task # 4: Community events and Parents’ Committee activities

–        Being closely involved in the design of the Training of Trainers for the implementation of activities related to the community/outdoor events and the of the parents’ committee;

–        Organize with the animators, the Social Worker and the animator the above-mentioned activities and events.

Task # 5: Coordination & Monitoring and Evaluation

–        Coordinate with local actors and interact with various authorities;

– Take initiative to develop regular cooperation with other psychologists and/or social workers in Amel to improve practices and share experiences;

–        Participate in training and initiate internal meetings;

–        Weekly reports to be shared with coordinators and social worker. The weekly report includes the exhaustive description of all activities, challenges, needs identified and the achievements of the week. The psychologist is required to fill the template with all information in a comprehensive way;

–        Submit on a weekly basis the updated table of patients;

–        Submit other narrative reports such as results from Focus Group Discussions, satisfactory assessment, wellbeing assessment, etc.


EXPERIENCE


 

EDUCATIONAL

  • Master Degree in Clinical or Adjustment Psychology.
  • Having a License for Clinical Practice is Favorable.

PROFISSIONAL

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in a clinical setting, providing Individual Counselling Sessions and with at least 1 NGO;
  • Experience providing individual counseling services;
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook);
  • Analytical and reporting skills;

BAHAVRIOL

  • High confidentiality and respect;
  • Ability to work within team.
  • High degree of adaptability and flexibility;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Humanitarian motivation and commitment to Amel values, policies and procedures.

LANGUAGE

Working languages of the project are Arabic and English.

  • Arabic – Fluent
  • English – Fluent
  • French is an asset

CONTRACT TYPE:

Part time “4 days a week an average of 20 weekly working hours (3 days starting Dec, 1st, 2022)”

PERIOD

1 year

SALARY SCALE

600 to 800 (USD)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Friday, 28 October 2022