Clinical Psychologist

  • Full Time
  • Lebanon

الموقع الإلكتروني Jesuit Refugee Service

The Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic Organization Working in 60 countries worldwide, its mission is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] , mentioning “Clinical Psychologist” in the subject line. Both the CV and the cover letter should be in English and are to be sent as word or pdf attachments.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in joining JRS.

Deadline: March 25, 2024

General Purpose of the Position

Under the direct supervision of the Country MHPSS officer and project director, the Clinical Psychologist is responsible for utilizing standard assessment tools, providing structured clinical assessments, developing treatment plans with clear objectives, monitoring progress, offering clinical supervision, and leading trainings. They may also lead group support sessions and engage in outreach activities. The Clinical Psychologist monitors MHPSS implementation, assesses cases referred by JRS Teachers or Social Workers, and ensures coordination between the MHPSS and School Team to achieve case objectives.

Main Responsibilities of the Position

1.Sensitization and Capacity Building of JRS Staff

  • Conducting of sessions on Psychological First Aid;
  • Conducting sessions on how to support persons in distress, Children with behavioural challenges;
  • Conducting sessions on self-care and stress managing;
  • Conducting bimonthly Social Workers meeting and ongoing support;
  • Development of PSS Programs addressing the changing needs of JRS Projects.

2.Diagnose and Treat Mental Health Cases

  • Provide appropriate mental health support and/or treatment through individual counselling, PSS sessions, and psycho-education to all peoples in needs;
  • Work directly with the Social Workers to develop individualized intervention plans following the case management model and follow-up with the schools;
  • Coordinate with the Teachers and project director regarding all MHPSS challenges faced by the students;
  • Participate in case discussion with the Country MHPSS officer regarding all the cases she/he is following with them;
  • Coordinate closely with the Social Worker and the Teacher based on a fix case conference meeting to achieve the objective plan of the people we serve.

3.Outreaching Activities and Networking

  • Conduct outreach activities in close coordination with JRS’s Social Workers and support the team to conduct MHPSS assessment at the field level;
  • Build a network with MHPSS actors to refer cases based on their needs to case management units or various types of therapy (speech therapy, psychomotor therapy, etc.);
  • Receive referrals from the Social Worker, caregiver and education team to provide them sessions and follow-up based on a fixed schedule at JRS’s;
  • Conduct field visits to the Schools, Social Center to provide MHPSS awareness sessions for the children or caregiver and to support the education team.

4.Staff Care for JRS Staff

  • Regular debriefing and coaching of Social Workers in their places of work;
  • Collaboration with External Experts;
  • Planning and facilitating common workshops with External Experts for JRS staff.

5.Reporting and Documentation

  • Report on weekly progress to the Country MHPSS Officer ;
  • Monitor the psychological progress of the case, review cases with the Country MHPSS Officer and refer cases to specialized services when required (speech therapy, psychomotor therapy, etc.);
  • Participate in weekly meetings with the MHPSS Team, during which cases will be discussed and support and supervision will be provided by the Country MHPSS Officer;
  • Monthly meeting with the education team;
  • File documents in an organized and efficient manner to facilitate the review of cases;
  • Ensure efficient data collection by filling in the MHPSS database daily (assessment form, follow-up form).

Qualifications, Skills, and Personal Attributes

  • A Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with a clear practicum path (at least 500 hours);
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team;
  • Ability to develop rapport with the case;
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills;
  • Ability to adhere to ethical considerations and principles concerning work;Ability to provide structured clinical assessments and clear case formulation;
  • Ability to develop a consistent and acceptable treatment plan with clear objectives;
  • Experience providing clinical supervision or leading trainings is a plus.

Core Values and Ethics

  • Commitment to JRS’s mission, vision, and values; ability to convey with enthusiasm JRS’s role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people and to advocate for their right to protection and a life in dignity ;
  • Trustworthy and good listener;
  • High sense of discretion in dealing with confidential matters at all times;
  • High integrity and honesty;
  • Ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with people, situations, and information;
  • Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as core values.

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