Country: Jordan
Organization: Center for Victims of Torture
Closing date: 31 Mar 2022

The Associate Psychotherapist/Trainer works as part of an interdisciplinary team to address the trauma rehabilitation needs of refugees. Alongside Psychotherapist/Trainers, the Associate Psychotherapist/Trainer will oversee psychological interventions, including individual and group psychotherapy with adults and children who are survivors of torture and war trauma. This position also will provide supervision, coaching, and training to a team of psychosocial counselors and provide education and support to help other organizations better meet the needs of torture and war survivors. The job description is the same as that of a Psychotherapist/Trainer, however with a lower caseload of supervisees to ensure time for mentoring, extra training and support to adequately build capacity to become a full Psychotherapist/Trainer.

Organization: CVT is an international nonprofit dedicated to provide trauma rehabilitative services to survivors of gross human rights abuses and works toward a future in which gross human rights violations ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are headquartered in Minnesota, USA with offices in Africa and the Middle East. We work locally, nationally and internationally through programs that provide trauma rehabilitative services, conduct technical assistance and capacity building to human rights activists, civil society organizations, and local service providers around the world who can prevent and treat gross human rights abuses, and advocate for human rights and an end to gross human rights violations.

Responsibilities:

Clinical Supervision and Training: Conduct on-going supervision, formal training, staff support, promote self-care, mentoring and modeling to psychosocial counselors. Design and carry out training programs for the counseling department and wider interdisciplinary team. Continually assess learning needs of psychosocial counselors, develop and modify individual professional development plans, and adapt training and coaching accordingly. Adapt training style, content, and frequency to meet both individual and team needs. Work as interdisciplinary team to assess, provide and follow-up on topics related to case management, interdisciplinary work and related topics. Participate in hiring and orientation for new national psychosocial counselors.
Clinical Management: Manage performance of supervisees and provide regular feedback both through formal and informal assessment. Manage day-to-day operations of the counseling department, including managing the counseling team that provides services across CVT Centers in Jordan. Track and ensure program objectives are met. Promote collaboration between disciplines of counseling, physiotherapy and social work.
Psychotherapy: Manage performance of supervisees and provide regular feedback both through formal and informal assessment. Manage day-to-day operations of the counseling department, including managing the counseling team that provides services across CVT Centers in Jordan. Track and ensure program objectives are met. Promote collaboration between disciplines of counseling, physiotherapy and social work.
Reporting: Write and submit regular reports regarding clinical and training activities, including training and workshop sessions, that focus on progress achieved toward program objectives
Community Collaboration and Capacity Development: Carry out need assessments in local communities to determine appropriate mental health interventions for people who have been tortured and/or traumatized by war. Produce reports as required by the clinical team. Provide training and coordination with other organizations to better address the needs of torture and war survivors.
Clinical Management: Assist in the day-to-day operations of the program to ensure program objectives are met and activities are implemented in a timely and professional manner. Coordinate the physiotherapy team to optimize performance and autonomy. Promote collaboration between clinical and administrative teams to ensure high quality interdisciplinary care to clients. Ensure the quality of the physiotherapy team activities. Participate in the review and development of assessment documentation, treatment manuals and outcome measurement tools.
Program Development and Evaluation: Participate in the design of and implementation of new programs as well as program evaluation.
Other Duties: Participate in other program and organization-wide activities, meetings and trainings. Complete administrative responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifictions:

Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations:

Advanced degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling or related discipline. Master’s degree or equivalent required.
Extensive experience providing psychotherapy to children, adults, families and groups.
Experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and war trauma.
Experience developing curriculum and providing training for mental health professionals using interactive methodologies.
Experience providing training and sensitization on the effects of trauma and war.
Experience or competencies in managing and supervising staff required. Experience supervising mental health counselors preferred.
Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team desirable.

Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

Certification or licensure as a Psychologist or therapist, preferred.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Fluency in English. Fluency in Arabic preferred.
Cultural sensitivity awareness in working with diverse staff and client populations.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels.
Skilled at carrying out needs assessment and program evaluations desirable.
Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing program requirements, client needs and political climate.
Interest in or commitment to human rights.
Ability to travel regularly by road to a location about an hour away from the office.

Work Environment:

Work week is Sunday through Thursday
Under normal conditions, work will be completed in a typical office environment
Remote working from home when necessary due to public health conditions
Time spent on computer is approximately 80%

How to apply:

Suitable and interested applicants shall submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations in English via this posting on http://cvt.simplicant.com/. Position is open until filled.

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