Ended Psychologist Officer

The Job

Psychologist Officer – Sa’ada.      

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program Implementation:

  • In collaboration with the Child Protection Coordinator/Manager, design a strategy, priorities, activities and work plan for resilience and psychosocial activities with children, parents and target communities.
  • Support mobilization, awareness raising and initiation of resilience and PSS interventions with local communities, parents, schools and children and young people including taking a lead in processes for establishment and operationalization of CFS, parenting and resilience sessions.
  • Adapt materials on resilience and psychosocial support, including PSS materials for communities, parents, teachers, children and young people’s awareness raising/guidance and training in local communities, schools and CFS on resilience, PSS and parenting, to suit local context and priorities
  • Support recruitment, training, placement and supervision of animators and community volunteers to support resilience and PSS interventions at the CFSs and local communities and also ensure that all animators and community volunteers are oriented, understand, sign and comply with the Child Safeguarding policy and code of conduct.
  • Contribute to the development and facilitation of Case Management training modules to case workers, stakeholders, CPCs, government departments as required.
  • Ensure that all Save the Children’s resilience, PSS and CFSs interventions meet quality minimum standards in their design and implementation and that required supervision mechanisms are in place to ensure compliance.
  • Identify and support children and their families dealing with a range of PSS issues including those suffering from anxiety, depression, those have experienced a physical, emotional or sexual trauma, child with special needs, to those having problems coping in school or those who have experienced a trauma, like the death of a loved one or abuse.
  • Support in making appropriate referrals of children and young people and/or prents/ families to local protection agencies or other services providers for case management and other services, if concerns are raised about children and young people and/ or parents by facilitators, including referral of children with special needs and recommend referrals to school counsellors or specialists, where required.
  • Work with the Case Management Officer to support in building capacity of Social Workers/Caseworkers on PSS so that they can integrate it their work with vulnerable children.
  • Provide appropriate counselling support for cases with mental and psychological support.
  • Work with children, and young people and parents in CFSs and on community-wide to support for children and young people’s wellbeing.
  • Support the integration of child resiliency programming in community-based and education activities.
  • Support the implementation of the children’s workshops/sessions and of the parent and caregiver meetings, in conjunction with the animators, and provide support when needed.
  • Build baselines and end lines in all resilience and PSS interventions implemented including the need to conduct intake and post-session assessments for all resilience and PSS beneficiaries as well as on-going processes of observing, interviewing and interacting with children, young people and parents, teachers and local communities to gain an understanding of what they are dealing with and what support they might need.
  • Work as part of Child protection team (that include a Case management officer, Child friendly Spaces (CFSs), social worker and other community facilitators, and possibly family members and teachers) to develop and implement an effective psychological support plan.
  • Work with children suffering from mental health problems, such as anxiety and mood disorders like depression and refer them to case management and or/ refer the them to case service providers in close coordination with Case management officer.

General:

  • Deliver results in line with the current proposals and Save the Children’s strategy
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, child protection minimum standard
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter.
  • Perform such other responsibilities as agreed with line management.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology
  • 3 years' experience in a similar post.
  • Experience in having implemented psychosocial support programmes
  • Experience of working directly with children and/or adolescents
  • Training skills, ability to conduct trainings
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to represent Save the Children at meetings with government officials
  • Capacity to work with a team and to work under pressure.
  • Computer skills in word, excel, PowerPoint.
  • Very good writing and speaking English
  • Good knowledge of safety standards and legislation related to construction and rehabilitation in Yemen
  • A good team worker willing to learn from others, listen and provide sound technical advice on construction that will benefit children
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with good communication skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts NGO or humanitarian programming experience.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Psychosocial officer will work in a variety of settings, such as CFS, schools, community, and where possible will conduct family visits.

The CP Psychosocial Officer (PSO) will be responsible for working with children affected by the conflict in Yemen under SC’s interventions within CFSs, target schools, surrounding communities and cases referred to him/her under case management. He/her will responsible for the development and support of resilience and psychosocial support activities for children, their families and local communities. The Psychosocial Officer (PSO) will assess the psychosocial needs of children affected by the conflict in target communities and support CP and Psychosocial interventions to respond to their needs.  He/she will work closely and in collaboration with CP colleagues, colleagues from other sectors and other humanitarian agencies and shall ensure that trends are communicated to develop adapted and contextualized CP/PSS/resilience awareness messages.

Contract length: 8 Months, renewable based of funding availability

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to Apply

Please apply using an up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at Saada.Jobs@savethechildren.org Please mention the job title and location in the subject box

The Deadline for Receiving   Applications is 18th.Sep.2018

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sa'dah
  • Posted on: 13 September 2018
  • Deadline: 20 September 2018

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