Feed the Children
The IPT-G Supervisor will provide ongoing supervision of the IPT-G sessions to enable the IPT-G Facilitators to deliver effective and ethical counseling services to pregnant and lactating mothers with depression attending IPT- groups.
- Facilitate Identification of depressed women and support facilitators on the formation of groups for the intervention using locally validated depression screening tools.
- Train IPT-G facilitators to equip them with knowledge and skills to conduct weekly 90 minutes IPT-G sessions for 12 weeks.
- Supervise and mentor facilitators during weekly IPT-Group sessions for women with depression.
- Support follow–up of women participating in IPT-Groups and document progress including success stories.
- Support facilitators with all necessary IPTG tools and guide the use of such tools.
- Support facilitators to adhere to the code of conduct including maintaining confidentiality in all matters relating to group participants consistent with organizational policies and laws.
- Collect participants’ data electronically or using hard copies and prepare reports on progress made and submit them to the Specialist.
- Work with family members or other community support groups to ensure sustained recovery and support
- Conduct debriefing sessions with IPT-G facilitators to support them deal with compassionate fatigue, burn-out or vicarious trauma.
- Follow up with the IPT-G Facilitators on a bi-weekly basis and provide brief fortnightly updates to them regarding the technical progress of the team, including identifying additional training/capacity-building needs.
- Conduct district and community mapping to identify potential partners for mental health and social services referrals.
- Participate in all required district stakeholder technical meetings and Ana Akule team meetings or with management as needed and perform other duties as assigned.
- Where participants information such as photos is needed, support facilitators to ensure that consent forms are signed and stored in strict secure repository.
Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Minimum of diploma in Psychosocial counseling or Psychology from a recognized institution or B.A Social work
- Knowledge and skills in the practice of professional psychosocial counseling and clinical supervision
- A person with at least 600 hours of a supervised practice session
- Demonstrated interest in social work and helping others.
- A person who has completed a group IPT training course is an asset
- Experience in working with people with depression and their families & group facilitation (2 years or more)
- Broad and in-depth understanding of issues relating to mental health, specifically depression.
- Experience in facilitating and supervising group therapies.
- Understanding of self-help approaches and empowerment in mental health
- Ability to work independently but willing to seek emotional/psychological support in critical moments.
- Ability to develop, inform and sustain professional relationships, partnerships, and networks
- Empathy with the aims of Strong Minds goal of treating depression
- Natural team player
Method Of Application
Send your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
You will receive a prompt to fill in online application form.