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CLOSED - Psychologist

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Organization : International Rescue Committee (Thailand Program)
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 31 Oct 2014
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THIS POSITION HAS BEEN CLOSED

 

Location:          Mae Hong Son

 

Organization Description

 

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Thailand country program was established in 1976 to assist refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and currently assists refugees and migrants from Burma. IRC operates one of the largest and programmatically diverse humanitarian programs providing essential services to displaced populations in Thailand. Assistance programs encompass health, education, institutional capacity building, gender-based violence prevention and response, water and sanitation, advocacy, protection and legal assistance.

 

Job Summary             

The IRC, together with Karenni Health Department (KnHD) re-established mental health and psychosocial program in 2010. The main goal is to ensure access to mental health and psychosocial services by camp residents who are suffering from mental health problems. There was a fire tragedy at Ban Mae Surin camp on March 2013 that caused, along with loss of lives and properties, psychosocial stresses and mental health problems among the camp residents for which the IRC had been scaling up its efforts on psychosocial services to overcome the mental health situation. Since there is a need of long-term psychosocial interventions and supports with a wider coverage of psychosocial for different age groups, the team would need an additional psychologist who would be able to oversee all case managements of mental health disorders and would ensure standard psychosocial treatments and services for patients at two temporary shelters in Mae Hong Son Province. The psychologist is literally necessary to work under direct support of Psychosocial Manager.

 

Job-Specific

Case Management

- Provide direct psychosocial treatments and services in difficult and complicated cases.

- Work closely with KnHD Psychosocial in-charge for review of mental health assessments and diagnoses.

- Monitor quality of home visits being conducted by KnHD psychosocial workers.

- Lead effectively and regularly psychosocial case management meetings

- Support to ensure monthly case management meetings are carried out effectively and regularly.

- Provide whenever necessary, technical supports including case consultation services for other partners/ organizations

 

Information management

- Maintain accurate records of patient files with KnHD psychosocial workers.

- Maintain a confidential filing system and referral mechanism for documenting mental health disorder cases.

- Follow IRC policies and work in accordance with procedure of keeping confidentiality and data protection.

- Develop data collection and analysis systems for ongoing case monitoring.

- Develop and collect quantitative and qualitative data based on monitoring progress of the program.

- Compile monthly case reports (new case, ongoing case, terminated case, percent of home visit, etc).

- Participate in strategic planning to ensure sustainable integration of PSP activities in the camp populations when IRC exits.

 

Capacity Building/ Training

- Assist in development of psychosocial training materials and manuals for improving psychosocial knowledge and skills among camp-based staff and psychosocial workers that would further benefit to the camp populations.

- Provide training to camp-based assistants and KnHD psychosocial workers regarding psychosocial treatments.

- Provide ongoing technical support and guidance to IRC camp-based assistants and KnHD psychosocial workers and coaching them in order to ensure that psychosocial treatments and services meet best standard practises.

 

Collaboration & Cooperation

- Ensure psychosocial support services are well integrated into KnHD health structure and system as well as are complied to Thai mental health system.

- Ensure to maintain effective cooperation and collaboration with IRC Health, Women Empowerment Program (WPE), Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), Camp Security (CS), Camp Committee (CC), Religious leaders and other key stakeholders

- Coordinate with clinical, community health, RCH, WPE and LAC programs in order to provide multi-disciplinary teams’ approach of care and support upon a few complicated psychosocial problems.

- Promote community participation on mental health and psychosocial issues.

- Participate in regular community meetings and advocate for the need of effective mental health activities in the camps.

- Maintain excellent working relationships with all stakeholders including community leaders, community based organizations (CBOs), NGOs, camp authorities and UN agencies.

 

General:

- Participate in IRC training and external training as necessary.

- Work together with other IRC departments including Health, WPE and LAC in development of joint initiatives to maximise the effectiveness of the PSP program interventions.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Candidate selection will be based on the criteria described below.

(Differentiate between requirements and desired levels.)

 

Education    Degree in Psychology/ clinical or counseling

Work Experience and/or Demonstrated Abilities

- 1 years experience in psychosocial or mental health projects in a developing country, preferably in a refugee setting

- 1  years experience in supervising staff

Skills

- Computer literate with strong excel/database and powerpoint skills

- Strong skills in time management

- Strong skills in task prioritization

Language(s.)

- A good command of English

- Other languages preferred: Karenni, karen, Burmese, Shan and Thai

 

How to apply:

Application letter and most recent CV in English stating qualifications and experience should be submitted to the IRC Human Resources Department at: Thailand.HR@Rescue.org

All applications will be treated confidentially and not returned.  The IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or physical or mental disability.  The IRC is an equal opportunity employer.

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