SOS Children’s Villages takes action for children as an independent non-governmental social development organization. We build families for children in need, we help them shape the development of their communities, we respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in countries and communities where our mission can contribute to development.
SOS Children’s Villages-Palestine started its operation in 1966 with the first SOS-Children’s Village in Bethlehem and is currently searching for experienced Psychologist to join the team of Children’s Village Programme in Bethlehem. The Psychologist will report directly to SFC Coordinator.
Position summary and main aims:
The role of the psychologist is essential in securing support for children and their SOS Mothers. The child psychologist reports directly to the FBC Coordinator and works in close coordination with the Village Pedagogical Committee; social workers and educator. This position ensures quality care for children within SOS Children’s Village. The Psychologist is required to have a deep knowledge of all relevant manuals, policies, guidelines and other relevant documents of SOS Children’s Villages.
Location: Children’s Village Programme – Bethlehem.
Contract: Unlimited Contract
|Key performance areas and main responsibilities:
Ensure that proper child psychological and mental health assessment is conducted in best interest of the child
|Support and guide SOS Mothers, aunts and YCCWs
Oversee proper processing of child’s final assessment report and/or child treatment plan
Ensure proper follow up with the biological families
Understand the SOS Children’s Village Organisation
Child Safeguarding (CS)
Key skills and qualifications for the position:
- Bachelor’s degree in Counselling/ Psychology/Mental Health.
- At least 3-5 years’ experience working directly with children and caregivers and applying a number of therapeutic approaches
- Work experience in a case management system.
- Ability to combine field and office work;
- Experience in working with survivors of domestic violence (children and caregivers)
Competencies – knowledge, skills, abilities
- Good knowledge of child development, family functioning, human behaviour and social environment
- Knowledge on child protection and children rights
- Knowledge on impact of trauma on children and caregivers
- Knowledge on how traditions, culture, beliefs and customs influence human functioning and development at all levels
- Understanding of cultural diversity, characteristics of special target groups, implications for assessment and intervention
- Understanding of services, including crisis intervention, parenting skills training, family counselling, conflict resolution and individual and group counselling
- Good time management, organizational and administrative skills
- Team work and flexible
Preferred additional criteria
- Experience on range of therapeutic approaches (e.g. CBT, art therapy, in supporting children, young people and caregivers with a multiple traumas
- Experience with cognitive behaviour therapy, psychodrama, and family counselling
|– Interested candidates must send their Cover Letter including related job achievements, CV, and three traceable references to:
– [email protected] by Monday, February 28th of 2022.
– Indicating in the subject line: Psychologist Position
– Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Applications after deadline will be excluded. Applications not conforming to the conditions will not be considered.
– Certificate of Good Conduct/Police Clearance is mandatory to be submit in case of selection.