Lay Counsellor (Specialty in Gender-Based Violence) at Neem Foundation
Neem Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded as a direct response to the problem of insecurity in Nigeria. The Foundation was established under Nigerian law in January 2016 and is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. We are committed to improving the lives of those affected by the insurgency and preventing violence through building inclusive communities and providing and raising the standards of psychosocial care.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Lay Counsellor (Specialty in Gender-Based Violence)
Locations: Maiduguri, Mafa, Bama, Damboa, Dikwa – Borno
- The organization is seeking a qualified and experienced Lay counsellor with a speciality in Gender Based Violence, with particular experience in Gender Based Violence (GBV) programming, Case management, Gender and community development.
- Assumes direct responsibility for the welfare of all assigned beneficiaries
- Promotes, organises, manages and coordinates Gender Based Violence interventions for our beneficiaries.
- Provide a basic range therapy, sensitive to victims of gender based violence.
- Consults with other professionals, regarding the evaluation and treatment of beneficiaries.
- Support the collection and analysis of sex- and age- disaggregated data (quantitative, qualitative and anecdotal) as well as streamlining the needs assessment, collection and analysis so that it can be more effective in meeting beneficiary needs.
- Developing awareness raising and staff training programs to raise awareness on GBV
- Participate in the development and production of communication materials (leaflets, posters, brochures) to raise awareness on GBV and outreach to the community
- Conducting training for school counsellors and social workers to build their capacity and activate their role in GBV case management
- Act as the focal point for all Gender related issues
- Provides psychological assessment, testing and evaluation, referral and consultation.
- Interact with clients to provide assessment, testing, diagnosis treatment, case management, follow up and treatment planning, with physicians to provide consultation.
- Collaborate and cooperate in a professional manner with co-workers, other departments and other agencies in order to assure effective continuity of care and services.
- Prepare and maintain mental health notes and narrative reports of mental health activities (in the appropriate charting format).
- Maintain beneficiaries’ records, as part of the Medical records system and follow policies of records and maintenance of client confidentiality.
- Observe strict confidentiality and privacy of clients.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Education:A first degree in guidance and counselling or a related field. A Masters degree in Psychology, social sciences, development studies, gender and/or women’s studies or any other related field is an added advantage.
- Previous training or experience with gender based violence and knowledge the most effective strategies for treating victims.
- Previous training or experience with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an added advantage.
- Professional, expert knowledge of psychological theories, principles.
- Able to participate in evaluation, diagnosis, individual, group and family psychotherapy, crisis intervention, consultation, prevention and research such as would be obtained in a clinical internship practice.
- Ability to communicate with women and children of all ages.
- High degree of skill in the psychological assessment and evaluation of people.
- English Language (Fluent) and Basic understanding of Hausa language. Proficiency in Kanuri is an added advantage.
- Must have strong interest in clinical psychology; working with women and children, helping people rebuild their lives and work towards the development of Borno State.
Profile of Behaviour:
- Confident, attention to detail, independent judgment, just, empathetic, self-starter, reliable, team-player, friendly, flexible, disciplined, adaptable, numerate, sensitive.
- Practical experience working with victims/ survivors of insurgency.
- Academic or work experience in Psychology
- Hausa speaker
- Kanuri speaker.
Application Closing Date
31st January, 2018
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online