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Clinical Supervisor – Nairobi

Job Description:

  • Clinical Supervisors will be part of our Shamiri Program—a youth-led, youth-oriented mental health care program and delivery system that integrates two essential elements:‍ 1) a rigorously tested evidence-based mental health intervention (the Shamiri, or “Thrive!” in Kiswahili, intervention) that includes simple, empirically supported psychological elements, uses stigma-free, culturally appropriate content, and 2) dissemination in secondary schools by youths trained as lay-providers and integration into a three-tier mental health care model that brings together youth lay-providers and expert clinicians and psychiatrists. Clinical Supervisors will supervise our Shamiri Fellows (youth lay-providers). The project will focus mainly on Nairobi, Kiambu, and Kajiado Counties.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Supervising Fellows throughout their tenure (training through program wrap-up)
  • Completing a supervisor training program and attending and assisting with Fellow training.
  • Undertaking necessary continuous professional development as provided by Shamiri.
  • Attending all program sessions, you are assigned and always arrive on time.
  • Assisting with logistical aspects of program delivery, particularly in preparation for and during program delivery at schools.
  • Acting as a line of communication between Fellows and Shamiri staff.
  • Acting, with supervision, to help ensure participation and Fellows’ health, confidentiality, and safety.
  • Attending meetings with fellow Shamiri supervisors and relaying information promptly outside meetings as and when necessary.
  • Develop and submit weekly reports highlighting the following: special cases reported, challenges reported during the week, positive highlights of the week, etc.
  • Work with Hub Coordinators to resolve basic-level issues and disputes among fellows.
  • Help with orientation, onboarding, and training of the Thrive! Fellows as and when needed.
  • Provide clinical support to in-need students in schools during and after program implementation.
  • Consistently update relevant digital hub channels.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, counselling, or clinical psychology. Some past practice experience in clinical practice, wellness, psychology, or mental health work (e.g., having worked as a Fellow or a group leader) would be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and reflect on one’s values, attitudes, beliefs, biases, emotions, and past experiences.
  • Use mistakes as opportunities for growth.
  • Demonstrate interest in helping others and ensuring their confidentiality, fair treatment, safety, and well-being.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the broad scope of values, ethics, and goals at the height of the Shamiri mission.
  • Possess strong organizational and problem-solving skills; show that you are highly responsible.
  • Possess strong time management skills and a strong sense of punctuality.
  • Possess strong communication skills both with supervisors and supervisees.
  • Possess a strong desire to learn.
  • Possess some basic writing skills.

Clinical Supervisor – Kiambu

Job Description:

  • Clinical Supervisors will be part of our Shamiri Program—a youth-led, youth-oriented mental health care program and delivery system that integrates two essential elements:‍ 1) a rigorously tested evidence-based mental health intervention (the Shamiri, or “Thrive!” in Kiswahili, intervention) that includes simple, empirically supported psychological elements, uses stigma-free, culturally appropriate content, and 2) dissemination in secondary schools by youths trained as lay-providers and integration into a three-tier mental health care model that brings together youth lay-providers and expert clinicians and psychiatrists. Clinical Supervisors will supervise our Shamiri Fellows (youth lay-providers). The project will focus mainly on Nairobi, Kiambu, and Kajiado Counties.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Supervising Fellows throughout their tenure (training through program wrap-up)
  • Completing a supervisor training program and attending and assisting with Fellow training.
  • Undertaking necessary continuous professional development as provided by Shamiri.
  • Attending all program sessions, you are assigned and always arrive on time.
  • Assisting with logistical aspects of program delivery, particularly in preparation for and during program delivery at schools.
  • Acting as a line of communication between Fellows and Shamiri staff.
  • Acting, with supervision, to help ensure participation and Fellows’ health, confidentiality, and safety.
  • Attending meetings with fellow Shamiri supervisors and relaying information promptly outside meetings as and when necessary.
  • Develop and submit weekly reports highlighting the following: special cases reported, challenges reported during the week, positive highlights of the week, etc.
  • Work with Hub Coordinators to resolve basic-level issues and disputes among fellows.
  • Help with orientation, onboarding, and training of the Thrive! Fellows as and when needed.
  • Provide clinical support to in-need students in schools during and after program implementation.
  • Consistently update relevant digital hub channels.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, counselling, or clinical psychology. Some past practice experience in clinical practice, wellness, psychology, or mental health work (e.g., having worked as a Fellow or a group leader) would be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and reflect on one’s values, attitudes, beliefs, biases, emotions, and past experiences.
  • Use mistakes as opportunities for growth.
  • Demonstrate interest in helping others and ensuring their confidentiality, fair treatment, safety, and well-being.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the broad scope of values, ethics, and goals at the height of the Shamiri mission.
  • Possess strong organizational and problem-solving skills; show that you are highly responsible.
  • Possess strong time management skills and a strong sense of punctuality.
  • Possess strong communication skills both with supervisors and supervisees.
  • Possess a strong desire to learn.
  • Possess some basic writing skills.

Clinical Supervisor – Kajiado

Job Description:

  • Clinical Supervisors will be part of our Shamiri Program—a youth-led, youth-oriented mental health care program and delivery system that integrates two essential elements:‍ 1) a rigorously tested evidence-based mental health intervention (the Shamiri, or “Thrive!” in Kiswahili, intervention) that includes simple, empirically supported psychological elements, uses stigma-free, culturally appropriate content, and 2) dissemination in secondary schools by youths trained as lay-providers and integration into a three-tier mental health care model that brings together youth lay-providers and expert clinicians and psychiatrists. Clinical Supervisors will supervise our Shamiri Fellows (youth lay-providers). The project will focus mainly on Nairobi, Kiambu, and Kajiado Counties.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Supervising Fellows throughout their tenure (training through program wrap-up)
  • Completing a supervisor training program and attending and assisting with Fellow training.
  • Undertaking necessary continuous professional development as provided by Shamiri.
  • Attending all program sessions, you are assigned and always arrive on time.
  • Assisting with logistical aspects of program delivery, particularly in preparation for and during program delivery at schools.
  • Acting as a line of communication between Fellows and Shamiri staff.
  • Acting, with supervision, to help ensure participation and Fellows’ health, confidentiality, and safety.
  • Attending meetings with fellow Shamiri supervisors and relaying information promptly outside meetings as and when necessary.
  • Develop and submit weekly reports highlighting the following: special cases reported, challenges reported during the week, positive highlights of the week, etc.
  • Work with Hub Coordinators to resolve basic-level issues and disputes among fellows.
  • Help with orientation, onboarding, and training of the Thrive! Fellows as and when needed.
  • Provide clinical support to in-need students in schools during and after program implementation.
  • Consistently update relevant digital hub channels.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, counselling, or clinical psychology. Some past practice experience in clinical practice, wellness, psychology, or mental health work (e.g., having worked as a Fellow or a group leader) would be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and reflect on one’s values, attitudes, beliefs, biases, emotions, and past experiences.
  • Use mistakes as opportunities for growth.
  • Demonstrate interest in helping others and ensuring their confidentiality, fair treatment, safety, and well-being.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the broad scope of values, ethics, and goals at the height of the Shamiri mission.
  • Possess strong organizational and problem-solving skills; show that you are highly responsible.
  • Possess strong time management skills and a strong sense of punctuality.
  • Possess strong communication skills both with supervisors and supervisees.
  • Possess a strong desire to learn.
  • Possess some basic writing skills.
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