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Health MHPSS Psychologist

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location:
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Social Affairs
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Medical Doctor
  • Closing Date:
MHPSS Psychologist

Duty station: Dnipro

Key working relationships:
Position Reports to: MHPSS Manager
Position directly manages: N/A
Internal collaborations within IRC:  Health Managers, Women Protection and Empowerment team, Child Protection team, Economic recovery and development team


Job Overview/Summary:
The Psychologist provides day to day on job mentoring and supporting trained staff by IRC within IRC supported PHCs and Community Center. He/She works closely with MHPSS manager. The Psychologist assures delivery of high-quality services comply with all Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines. In addition, the Psychologist actively participates in developing referral pathways to higher more specialized health facilities if needed. Under the direct supervision of the MHPSS Manager, the Psychologist will also coordinate with Health Coordinator as necessary.


Major Responsibilities:

Support trained PHC health staff to deliver one-on-one (Individual) counselling sessions to identified clients within IRC supported PHCs, and in line with IRC integrated approach
On the job mentoringandsupervision of the trained staff by IRC as ensuringsupport on the follow up of complicated cases
Work in close, daily collaboration with the IRC sectors to ensure women and girls have safe, discrete and confidential access to services via the internal referral procedures
Support MHPSS Manager in delivering trainings or workshops
Support in the creation of materials including training modules.
Engage with the community to deliver and promote IRC MHPSS project activities in the designated locations.
Assist in writing monthly, quarterly, annual reports, monitoring and evaluation activity and progress reports including monthly reporting to the MHPSS manager.
Responds to identified needs by carrying out appropriate psychosocial support
Assist in the implementation of preventive MHPSS interventions at the community and PHC level.
Mentor and support PHC trained staff and MMU staff for appropriate referrals
Work in close, daily collaboration with the IRC sectors to ensure women and girls have safe, discrete and confidential access to services via the internal referral procedures


Documentation and Reporting:

Support implementation of data collection, M&E and quality control measures for services provided within CC and PHCs supported by IRC
Complete weekly/monthly activity reports, according to the mentorship provided by the MHPSS manager
Support project staff to maintain program records and documentation as per project management minimum standards, including maintaining the confidentiality and security patient data
Ensure proper documentation of patient case management


Requirements:
Diploma in Psychology
Bilingual in Ukrainian and Russian required, some command in English desired
Experience with provision of direct support (basic counselling, case management, PSS) with women and girls, including survivors of SGBV. Previous training in these areas strongly preferred
Ability to respond to emergencies when needed and support PHC and CC team in providing support in service delivery
Advantage: social work or other relevant/related studies and/or professional experience in counselling and supervision activities, desirable
Ability to work within a team structure, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources
Experience in working with displaced persons and migrants
Good command of the use of Microsoft Office especially Outlook, Work, Excel
Good communication, teamwork skills and ability to work independently


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