Psychiatrist (2) (Re-Advertised)
Location: Hodiedah and Hajjah
Reports to: Field Coordinator
Duration: Till December 31, 2021, renewable based on fund availability and performance
ABOUT ADRA: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is an independent, humanitarian agency established for the specific purpose of providing individual and community development and disaster relief. ADRA Yemen pursue a mission of changing the world by uplifting one life at a time. ADRA International serves 142 countries and was present in Yemen since 1995. It has more than 1200 aid workers serving in Yemen making it one of the biggest ADRA operations in the world. Its programs are supported by USAID, OFDA, The Japan Platform, DANIDA, German Foreign Office, German Humanitarian Aid, Sida, UNOCHA, UNHCR, WHO, WFP and DFID. It has presence in 14 Governorates in Yemen responding to all areas of humanitarian sectors. ADRA Yemen is undertaking programs in Yemen in the fields of health, child protection, education, women's protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, and livelihoods programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
His duties will be to diagnose and treat mental illnesses. They often employ individual or group therapy to gain insight into a patient's past and find coping methods to help patients address their own problems.
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Perform detailed psychiatric assessment of patient with attention to the cultural context by evaluating mental and psychosocial conditions, and develop associated treatment plan.
- Provide treatment to participants suffering from psychiatric disorders through individual consultation/psychotherapy, prescription of psychotropic medications (when needed), and regular follow-up.
- Monitors and evaluates treatment results and Develops treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders and establishing treatment goals and methodologies.
- Treats Client by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications; discussing progress toward goals with patients; providing instructions; monitoring effect of medications.
- Maintains interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress, and consulting and collaborating with MHPSS coordinator, Psychologist, mental health therapists, and other care providers
- Improves staff competence by providing training, mentorship and discussions regarding the interrelationship between psychosocial and physiological problems, psychotropic medications, crisis intervention, and related issues.
- Collaborate with other members of the treatment team (psychologists, social workers/case managers, physiotherapists, PSS workers, lawyers) to ensure a holistic treatment approach.
- Maintain participant case record and documentation of services; perform ongoing monitoring and evaluation to assess participant progress.
- Regular reporting to Field Coordinator
- Connect with and evaluate quality of in psychiatric services including possibilities for psychiatric hospitalization; liase with stakeholders, including through advocacy for improvement of psychiatric services.
- Adhere to professional best practice clinical guidelines and procedures developed by the organization.
- Serve program participants without regard to ethnicity, gender, religion or income and abide by basic human rights principles while conducting activities associated with this position.
- May develop and implement clinical research programs.
- Encourage and contribute to a safe and collaborative working environment where self-care as well as care of colleagues is prioritized.
- Perform other relevant duties and responsibilities required and requested by the Field Coordinator or his representative.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
- Bachelor’s degree in biology, pre-med, physical sciences, psychology, or related field
- Valid Medical Licenses
- 5+ years’ experience in psychiatric practice
- Experience providing psychiatric services to vulnerable individuals, including women, minorities and children.
- Experience providing psychiatric services to survivors of torture and/or war violence strongly preferred.
- The ability to relate to children and young adults
- Ability to cope with emotional situations
- Excellent listening
- Observational skills
- Verbal communication skills
- Empathy and rapport
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles; our key values:
- Integrity and transparency
- Communicating openly, clearly, timely and appropriately.
- Excellence in all activities
- The deadline for receiving applications is Saturday, February 27, 2021
- Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by CLICKING HERE
- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
- Submit only one application per position
- Females are encouraged to apply.
- For national local only.