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Psychotherapist/Trainer | The Center for Victims of Torture – Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Psychotherapist/Trainer to work as part of a mental health capacity-building project. The professional will strengthen the quality of psychological services provided at an independent, locally-run torture treatment center, and build the capacity of the center to better meet the mental health needs of survivors of torture. The position focuses on assessment, training, supervision, program evaluation, and community collaboration. This one-year position is based in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, starting immediately. This may be an accompanied post.

Project Description:
The Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH) project is designed to help 10 independent, torture survivor rehabilitation programs around the world provide high quality mental health services to survivors, and to build sound, financially stable organizations. The project focuses on 3 areas: treatment and healing, monitoring and evaluation, and organizational development. The Psychotherapist/Trainer plays a critical role in strengthening psychological services during a one-year placement with a partner center.

Organization:
The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota with offices in Africa and the Middle East.

Responsibilities:
• Clinical supervision: Provide individual and group supervision to counselors, including case discussions, live supervision, and supervision of supervisors.

• Training: Design and carry out training programs for counselors through formal training sessions, mentoring and modeling. Continually assess development of counselors and adapt training to meet their needs.

• Psychotherapy: Serve as co-therapist with counselors in individual, family and group settings to model treatment methods that are culturally relevant and empirically supported.

• Clinical Assessment: Collaborate with PATH and partner center research teams on the design and implementation of appropriate assessment tools and processes.

• Community Assessment and Collaboration: In collaboration with the treatment center staff, provide co-training and coordination with other organizations to better address the needs of torture survivors in the community.

• Reporting and Administration: Write and submit regular reports on clinical and training activities.

Qualifications:
• Advanced degree in psychology, counseling, clinical social work, or related field. Master’s degree or equivalent required.
• Fluency in English. Ability to speak Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian highly desirable.
• Extensive experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to trauma survivors.
• Significant experience working with locally-run NGO organizations and negotiating multiple relationships within and between organizations.
• Understanding of and extensive experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and trauma.
• Understanding of and experience developing curricula and providing training on counseling approaches, sensitization on the effects of trauma and war, and designing interventions.
• Interest in participating in and receiving clinical supervision.
• Experience working in low and middle income countries.
• Experience supervising mental health counselors.
• Experience conducting program needs assessments, program development and program evaluation.
• Flexibility, adaptability, diplomacy and self-sufficiency to work within a local partner organization.
• Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing program requirements and political climate.
• Competency in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Skilled at working as a member of a team.

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to http://cvt.simplicant.com before the 15th of November 2012


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