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Clinical Psychologist x 3 - Akkar


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Social Affairs
    • Medical Doctor
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-20

Requisition ID: req51419

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist x 3 - Akkar

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Consultant

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Qobayat, Lebanon

Work Arrangement:

Job Description


Clinical Psychologist

Total number of consultants


Country Program

EDPY Education Department

Proposed Dates

Projected end date: June 20, 2024


1 month and a half approximately

Scope of work:

The clinical psychologist is responsible for providing professional therapeutic services to in school and Dirasa children (out of school for more than 2 years Lebanese and Syrian children enrolled in private and private free schools in Akkar) in need for intervention, addressing mental health, emotional, behavioral, or developmental issues. The clinical psychologist will be collaborating with the IRC inclusion officer and caregivers to develop recovery plans, implement therapeutic interventions, and support individuals in achieving their therapeutic goals.

Program’s Deliverables:

  • Conducting initial consultations to gather information for children in need.
  • Set an initial recovery plan for each client based on their symptoms and chief complaint and update the inclusion officer about each case when needed.
  • Conduct individual therapy sessions with clients and monitor/document their progress using standardized tools.
  • Identify needs and interventions needed. 
  • Submit record sheets for each session conducted with the beneficiary.
  • Fill mental health reports/case files for each beneficiary.
  • Submit a discharge report for each beneficiary who has completed the course of the intervention.
  • Schedule regular appointments and follow-ups when needed.
  • Participate in team meetings and attend training courses when needed.
  • Inform the Inclusion officer about high-risk cases that need further help.
  • Deliver psychological consultation sessions to help children who are in need to enable them to explore their thoughts and feelings.
  •  Lead children in need through mental exercises and role-playing activities when beneficial.
  •  Refer to additional care or services when required.
  • Maintain detailed confidential records.
  • Follow IRC security measures and policies.
  • Participate in meetings, reporting, and planning meetings to ensure adherence to standards of care quality and reporting requirements.


-The sessions are depending on the need and up to 24 sessions for each child.

-Working days are from Monday to Thursday, from 8:00 – 2:00 PM.

-Working in Dirasa schools all over Akkar until the end of the project on June 20, 2024.

# of children in need for clinical psychology sessions

# of sessions/month

# of months




Assessment skills:

  • Ability to provide structured clinical assessments and clear case formulation.
  • Ability to recognize mental health priority conditions as per the DSM-5 and ICD-11.
  • Ability to use standardized assessment tools.

Management skills:

  • Ability to develop a consistent and acceptable recovery plan with clear objectives.
  • Developing family-centered, goal and strength focused, recovery-oriented care plan.
  • Trained and skilled in at least one evidenced-based psychotherapy approach (e.g., IPT, CBT, TF-CBT, EMDR)
  • Guide and support caregivers of children with disabilities.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the psychological progress of the client.


  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to develop rapport with the client.
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to adhere to ethical considerations and principles regarding work with vulnerable populations.


  • MA in Clinical Psychology
  • A completed clinical training/practicum in a university center consists of at least 100 hours of training under supervision and 300 hours of applied training.
  • Having:
    Lebanese colloquium certificate for clinical psychologists
    License to practice the clinical psychology profession from the Ministry of Public Health
  • Enrolled in the Lebanese Order of Psychologist.
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in conducting therapy sessions for individuals and groups.
  • Previous experience with local or international NGOs working with persons with disabilities, refugees, and vulnerable populations.
  • Personal interest in educational and mental health issues.
  • Extensive knowledge of mental health conditions and best practices for psychological interventions.
  • Organization skills to maintain up-to-date, easy-to-navigate children with needs files.
  • Fluency in verbal and written Arabic and French.
  • English language is requested for reporting.
  •  Computer skills to operate record keeping, scheduling, email, and word processing software.

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