BAYLOR FOUNDATION MALAWI CAREERS

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We are always looking to grow to help and for us the most committed and prepared professionals are welcome in our team.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted directly. Should you not hear from us within four weeks after the advertisement has been closed, please consider your application as being unsuccessful. Please note that Baylor Malawi may cancel job advertisements at any time.

Baylor Malawi intends to do no harm to children and to utilize opportunities to help children be safer within their families and communities. This includes risk assessment during program design of child protection threat issues, and ensuring program activities are implemented in a manner that prioritizes protection of children. Baylor Malawi will aim to influence all its partners to uphold child safeguarding and be safe organizations for children.

Available vacancies

Position:                                 Psychosocial Counsellor

CONTRACT DURATION:      1 year (renewable)                                     

DUTY STATION:                    COE

STATUS:                                 Full time (40 hours per week)

LOCATION:                             Lilongwe

 

Position Description and Responsibilities

 

Reports to: Medical Director

Position Description:

Psychosocial support is an array of interventions that are used to address an individual’s emotional, social, mental, and spiritual needs. Reporting to the Medical Director, the Psychosocial Counsellor will be required to provide high-quality psychosocial counseling services and related therapeutic functions in order to address the ongoing psychological and social problems in individuals living with HIV, their partners, families and caregivers and others affected by infection.

 

Essential Duties

  • Carry out routine psychological assessments on patients/clients through interviews, observations and tests including assessment for risk of suicidal thoughts.
  • Provide a safe/conducive environment which will aid client’s free expression of feelings.
  • Develop and provide appropriate individual, family and group based psychotherapeutic interventions.
  • Ensure that all clients benefit from psychosocial counseling assessment and appropriate intervention plan is drawn for each client.
  • Ensure proper documentation and storage of client-related information such as assessment notes, diagnostic records, intervention plan and treatment/progress records.
  • Maintain clients’ privacy and confidentiality of records concerning their treatment and general matters related to work.
  • Conduct regular evaluation of all counseling services and assist in strengthening existing programs offered by the Institution/Program.
  • Act as client advocate in coordinating required referral services.
  • Provide mentorship and training in psychosocial counseling services to other care providers and students.
  • Evaluate the impact of psychotherapeutic interventions and educational programs through operational research and other related developments that are appropriate and relevant to the clients’ and service needs.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to assess other clients’ needs and plan their treatments.
  • Ensure relevant feedback is given to health care providers who referred the client for psychosocial care services in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Maintain and develop professional competence in psychosocial services through the ongoing professional development.
  • Provide relevant consultation counseling services to the facility staff whenever necessary.
  • Supervise other counsellors assigned to you and students on practical attachments.
  • Attend all relevant Program meetings.
  • Represent the Program/Institution on matters of Psychosocial Care Services.
  • Prepare reports.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Minimum of a diploma in psychosocial counselling from a recognized institution.
  • Registration with Medical Council of Malawi is a prerequisite.
  • At least two years’ experience of providing counselling/psychotherapy.
  • Experience in program designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in client assessment, psychotherapy, psychosocial counselling techniques in working with individual patients, couples, families and communities.
  • High respect and care for persons living with HIV.
  • In-depth knowledge of HIV program and Ministry of Health service delivery System is preferred.
  • Proficiency in using the computer mainly Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Open-minded and non-judgmental
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Chichewa and English.
  • Ability in goals setting.
  • Superior interpersonal, leadership, research, time management, organization and evaluation skills.
  • Ability to listen patiently and carefully.
  • Proficiency in conflict resolution, consensus based decision making and group facilitation.
  • Ability to work in a team orientated environment is a must.
  • Ability to work over some weekends is essential.

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should forward their applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae and names of three traceable referees to:

The Executive Director

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Malawi

P/B B397

Lilongwe

E-mail: recruitment@baylor-malawi.org

Closing date for receiving applications is 28th October,2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

 
 

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