Job Title: 2 Graduate Interns – StrongMinds Uganda Jobs
Organization: StrongMinds Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala and Wakiso, Uganda
StrongMinds Uganda is a not for profit Non-Governmental Organization that has been implementing group talk therapy, based on interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT or IPT-G), for impoverished women with depression in Uganda since 2014. Therapy sessions are led by well-trained, well-educated staff, and have been successful in reducing depression symptoms and increasing patients’ overall functionality and well-being. StrongMinds Uganda currently implements programs in the districts of Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono and Iganga.
StrongMinds Uganda Jobs: The Graduate Interns will be responsible for facilitating the implementation of Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (G-IPT) program activities in the assigned location. He/she will identify, diagnose and recruit individuals with depression to join G-IPT program; treat individuals with depression within their own communities using proven medical health screening tools adapted to local conditions and proven G-IPT sessions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Tasked with the mobilization and sensitization of community members
- Conducting pre-assessment/screening of community members
- Pre-grouping of clients
- Conducting IPTG weekly sessions of depressed clients
- Reporting and Record keeping of client information
- Attending weekly debrief sessions
- Data entry using smart phone
- Documentation of significant change story/ lessons learnt
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The Graduate Intern should preferably hold a diploma in Guidance & Counseling, Community Psychology, Social Work, Social Administration, Development Studies; Nursing or any relevant health or social work qualification.
- A minimum of 6 months experience working with the communities running/implementing Group interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-G)
- Demonstrated interest in social work and helping others.
- Understanding of self-help approaches and empowerment in mental health.
- Good group mobilization, facilitation and presentation skills
- Experience working with people with depression and their families.
- Experience in running self- help groups
- Good verbal and communication skills
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Ability to develop, inform and sustain professional relationships, partnerships and networks.
- Computer literacy skills in MS Office applications, word, excel, Spread sheets;
- Ability and willingness to undertake physical movements between and within communities mostly by public means
- Language: English, Luganda and Lusoga. All these languages will be tested during interviews.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their application letters and updated CVs only to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the position name, location you are interested in and languages you are conversant with. Our work demands a lot of physical movements between and within communities mostly by public means.
Deadline: 29th April, 2018