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  • Posted: Apr 13, 2021
    Deadline: Apr 26, 2021
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  • The National Police Service Commission of Kenya is an Independent government Commission established under the Constitution of Kenya to ensure smooth functioning of the National Police Service of Kenya.
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    Senior Counselor

    Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions at the National Police Service Commission Counselling Unit:

    SENIOR COUNSELOR-NPSC SCALE 5-

    No of Positions: 5

    V/No. 2/ 2021 Gross Salary Scale: 122,000-202,004

    Leave allowance:                                         As existing in the Commission

    Annual Leave:                                               30 working days per financial year

    Medical Cover:                                             As existing in the Commission

    Terms of Service:                                         Permanent and Pensionable

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Plan, organize and facilitate seminars and workshops on counselling matters;
    • Participate in the designing and leads an outreach program that helps prevents mental health and substance abuse in the service. Assists clients and/or families affected with mental health, substance abuse issues and trauma;
    • Consults with other health professionals as needed to ensure holistic approach and coordination of care case management;
    • Ensure high standards of confidentiality and sensitivity to clients on cultural, ethnic, racial and socio-economic issues and diversity; and
    • Plan and coordinate Counselling programs
    • Accurately and appropriately use assessment procedures for determining and
    • Structuring individual and group counselling
    • Responsible for handling psycho-social problems of clients in the counselling Centre;
    • Extract psycho-social information from the client;
    • Observe causal factors which might be useful to the treatment plan;
    • Implement client’s treatment programme and follow-up on discharge from the
    • Conduct a yearly audit to review the counselling needs and trends in the Service, and the extent to which the Counselling programme in the Service is effective in its implementation, based on the data collected and analyzed;
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, staff, and other agencies;
    • Ensure all volunteer counsellors conduct themselves in a professional manner;
    • Ensure implementation of a coordinated service which meets the needs of the client group and to identify gaps in the service; and
    • Keep an appropriate client database

    Qualifications

     For direct appointment to this position, one must have:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from a recognized institution OR
    • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the Social Sciences with a Diploma in Counselling from a recognized institution;
    • Psychological Debriefing Course lasting not less than one week;
    • Counselor Supervision Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Six (6) years of service with at least three (3) years in a comparable position; and
    • Meet Chapter Six Of the Constitution of Kenya

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through jobs portal: 

    Please NOTE:

    1. Applicants should provide all details requested in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by the closure of the advert should not be included
    2. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
    3. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification
    4. Shortlisted candidates for the positions of Manager would be required to satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by submitting a HELB Clearance Certificate, Tax compliance from KRA, Clearance from EACC and Police Clearance Certificate.

    The National Police Service Commission is committed to availing equal  employment opportunities to all Kenyans. People with disabilities, the marginalized and the minorities are encouraged to apply.
    Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
    Applications should be addressed to:

    The CS/ Chief Executive Officer
    National Police Service Commission
    SkyPark Building, Westlands
    P.O. Box 47363-00100
    NAIROBI

    So as to reach the Commission by the close of business on or before 26th April, 2021 at 5.00 p.m.

    Interested and qualified? Go to National Police Service Commission on www.psckjobs.go.ke to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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