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  • Posted: Aug 3, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 12, 2022
  • Awareness Against Human Trafficking was founded in 2010 by a passionate group of lawyers, missionaries and humanitarians under the leadership of Radoslaw Malinowski who observed that Kenya had become a hub of human trafficking in East and Central Africa.
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    Staff Therapist

    Key Responsibilities and Duties:

    1. Create an enabling environment to share experiences and challenges in a supportive manner.
    2. Carry out an in-depth assessment of group needs and identify methodologies to address those needs through a holistic approach.
    3. Take HAART staff through individual debriefing and therapy sessions
    4. Take HAART departments through (weekly) debriefing sessions
    5. Improve the team’s competency and enhance self-care through educating and exploring self-care practices to prevent professional stress and burn out
    6. Lead the teams to divulge emotions experienced during work with the beneficiaries/clients and with each other and allow them to review individual reactions to the issues raised
    7. Support the teams to redirect any potential confrontations to a discussion about healing cohesion, and professionalism
    8. Allow HAART staff to effectively identify and deal with burnout and vicarious trauma through targeted sessions Identification and management of workplace critical incidents and mental health related challenges
    9. Referral service to other professionals and institutions when appropriate and necessary, e.g psychiatrist
    10. Resolution of problems associated with staff members, impaired personal concerns which may adversely affect their job performance.
    11. Psycho-education session on coping mechanisms and personal vis a viz professional development
    12. Enhance team cohesion and build strategies for better teamwork and contribute to team appreciation of individual differences and strengths.
    13. Support and strengthen effective communication and conflict resolution across the organization
    14. Ensure records are kept properly and that the principle of confidentiality is adhered to Submit a truthful and final debriefing report with the analysis and conclusions while maintaining anonymity of staff members
    15. Develop follow – up actions as required and submit reports to the CEO
    16. Inform the CEO of any pressing issues that are non-confidential that may arise during the sessions
    17. Perform any other duties that are in line to a role of this nature

    Essential criteria & qualification:

    1. Masters in Clinical Psychology or Masters in counseling psychology from a recognized university
    2. Specialization in trauma therapy and has at least 5-yearS experience
    3. Proven experience in working with staff who have gone through vicarious trauma.
    4. Member of a recognized association i.e. Kenya Psychological Association (KPsyA),
    5. Kenya Counselors & Psychologists Association (KCPA) and/ or Clinical Psychologists
    6. Association of Kenya (CPAK).
    7. Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and
    8. Kiswahili
    9. Availability of a recent certificate of good conduct
    10. Basic IT skills.

    Method of Application

    contact information for 3 references and salary expectations to [email protected]

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