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Psychosocial Counsellor


Job Overview
The job holder is responsible for providing technical support and leadership required for the successful implementation of all psychosocial support activities of SHOFCO programs. She/ he will provide one on one counseling and group counseling sessions to GBV survivors, school going children, children at risk to reduce the past trauma experienced and undertake staff debriefing. The Counselor will work closely with the Social/Case workers on providing psychological support and report to the relevant headmistresses.
Rank: Officer
Grade: 8
Section: Essential Services
Department: Girls Leadership and Education
Location/Work station: Kibera/Mathare
Working Hours: Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 5.00PM
Reports to: Headmistresses
Responsibilities
·         Participate in the development of professional, effective and appropriate psychosocial programming, including direct individual and group counseling support to school going girls.
·         Provide professional and confidential services to GBV, SGBV and trauma survivors.
·         Assist in the development and provision of psychosocial activities within SHOFCO school for girls (KSG&MSG).
·         Supervise and provide counseling training and technical counseling support to social workers directly involved with the psychosocial component of SHOFCO programs.
·         Assist with preparing all relevant reports regarding psychosocial activities.
·         Ensure timely implementation of psychosocial program activities in the schools.
·         Lead the team of Social Workersin the development of life skills program plans based on psychosocial KSG/MSG needs.
·         Provide one on one counselling services (6-8 sessions per person) to KSG&MSG girls with personal and social challenges such as conflict, SGBV issues, and dealing with post- traumatic stress disorder and other.
·         Provide group therapy sessions for the KSG&MSG on weekly basis.
·         Secondary referrals to other mental health specialists/psychosocial providers.
·         Provide extensive and comprehensive programmes and assessments for stress management, depression, anxiety, bipolar management and other mental illnesses.
·         Analyse the behavioural trends, patterns of the referred cases.
·         Develop and monitor a case management system (Psychosocial)for monitoring of referred cases.
·         Compile counselling monthly and quarterly reports on the referred cases and provide best solutions to cases
·         Perform any other professional duty assigned the supervisor.
Qualifications
Academic
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Counselling, Psychology or a higher diploma in Counselling
·         Experience in the provision of psychosocial services to vulnerable community members
Professional
·         Good report writing and communication skills
·         A team player with ability to work independently with minimal supervision
·         Ability to maintain professionalism in services delivery and ethics
·         Experience in case management including management of case conferences
Others qualifications
·         At least 2  years’ experience in community setting – possibly in  informal settlements
·         Ability to assess for mental disorder
·         Ability to provide Psychosocial opportunities to clients
Functional skills
·         Examining information
·         Checking things
·         Articulating information
·         Pursuing goals
Behavioral competencies
·         Empowering individuals
·         Team working
·         Directing people
·         Making decisions

Future Education Officer
Job Overview
To support the Future Education Department by developing relationships with secondary schools and scholarship organizations within Kenya and abroad, preparing students for secondary school and life outside of Kibera through the mentorship, and ensuring continual socio-emotional and leadership development of graduates during secondary school breaks.
Rank: Officer
Grade: 8
Section: Essential Services
Department: Girls Leadership and Education
Location/Work station: Kibera
Working Hours: Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 5.00PM
Reports to: Future Education Director
Responsibilities
·         Proactively develop relationships with secondary schools in Kenya by sharing the SHOFCO/KSG story with the ultimate goal of securing placements for KSG Graduates.
·         Proactively develop relationships with scholarship programs with the ultimate goal of securing scholarships for KSG graduates and learning best-in-practice mentorship/socio-emotional training methods.
·         Seek out, build, and maintain relationships with key individuals and organizations who may be able to assist KSG graduates.
·         Represent SHOFCO and the Future Education Department at various conferences/meetings; proactively seeking opportunities that will benefit the organization and following-through on such.
·         Work to find ways to academically support KSG graduates in high school to help them achieve academic success.
·         Navigate passport and visa process for students traveling to the US: this includes working with the Ministry of Education and Child Services to secure approval for travel.
·         Guide KSG Class 8 students in completion of scholarship applications.
·         Aid in the development of a socio-emotional/leadership curriculum to be delivered to KSG graduates during secondary school breaks.
·         Serve as assistant facilitator of curriculum during secondary school breaks for KSG graduates.
·         Assist in overseeing Community Service Projects during secondary school breaks for KSG graduates.
·         Assist in overseeing SHOFCO Internship Program during secondary school breaks for KSG graduates.
·         Assist in overseeing of the mentorship program; this includes planning of events, drafting and sending out monthly emails to mentors, following-up and tracking responses, organizing one-on-ones, and gathering termly class reports.
·         Work to find measures to track progress of KSG graduates and impact of SHOFCO on their lives and that of their family.
Qualifications
Academic
·         Degree in any relevant field
Others qualifications
·         Experience in working with secondary school students
·         Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Functional skills
·         Adopting practical approaches
·         Providing insights
·         Managing tasks
·         Upholding standards
Behavioral competencies
·         Team working
·         Convincing people
·         Empowering individuals
·         Directing people
How To apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the HR Manager through jobskibera@shininghopeforcommunities.org, with “Future Education Officer” in the subject line. Applications without this information will not be considered. Do not attach testimonials at this point. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications should reach us not later than 4th October 2019.
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