Deadline for application: 07/10/2020 The main purpose of the job:
Perform basic counselling and/or educational activities to patients, caretakers following MSF protocols and procedures, in order to improve the health condition of the Covid-19 severe patients in the ICU and bring a mental health support to the family and caretakers.
Accept and apply MSF principles, values and internal regulations. Apply MSF protocols and adhere to the rules implemented by MSF within COVID-19 hospital
Actively promote the availability of Mental Health services within MSF Covid 19 centre
Carry out and adapt individually or in group , basic counselling and/or educational sessions, to patients, their families, hospital staff with messages adapted to Covid 19 context.
Report to the line manager in case a patient or caretaker with mental health issues needs more support than he/she could provide in order to provide the best available support
Collect and report specific information related to the target group
Keep files and statistics updated about the counselling and/or educational activities
In the internal waiting area, explains and ensure that caretakers understand the reason why they cannot have access to the ICU.
Deliver mental support covid 19 related talks while caretakers are waiting.
Specific requirements for the role:
Essential secondary education level diploma in counselling, social work, psychology or other similar degree/diploma
Essential 1 year experience in a similar position
Desirable experience with MSF or other NGOS
Essential Fluency in Arabic ; desirable basic knowledge of English
Essential: Strong communication skills (attentive listening, open attitude) and knowledge on transferring messages to the community
What we offer:
Legal contract and pay in accordance with MSF Salary Grid.
The chance to gain professional development and to develop (career path, training, etc.) within the organisation.
The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and working with those most in need.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their complete application file (CV + motivation letter + ID card), Only applications with complete documentation will be considered.
By email to MSFCH-MosulEast-Recruitment@geneva.msf.org
Or in the CV box located in Mosul Nablus Hospital
Please indicate “Lay Counsellor Educator East Mosul” in the e-mail title or on the envelope.
We recommend all applicants to write a cover letter containing an introduction of yourself, explaining why you are applying for the position, and explaining why you think you are suitable for the position.
Only English CVs accepted
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
You application will not be returned to you at any stage of the recruitment process.
MSFCH will manage COVID-19 Intensive Care Facility in the Al Salam Teaching Hospital, Mosul, in order to support DOHN’s response to COVID-19 pandemic by providing lifesaving intensive care for COVID-19 confirmed severe cases.
As a part of the MSFCH team, you will be directly exposed to potential contact with COVID-19 patients. Therefore, all interested candidates must ensure not to have any medical pre-existing condition that would make them more vulnerable in case of contamination of the virus.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth. People with the following pre-existing medical conditions are more vulnerable to develop complications from this disease:
- Age > 60 years old
- Obesity and Severe Obesity – BMI >30 and ≥ 40
- Cardiovascular Disease, including hypertension, coronary disease, arrhythmia, heart failure
- Chronic lung disease (including asthma, COPD, TB), heavy smokers
- Chronic kidney or liver disease, including Hepatitis B/C
- Immunosuppression/immunocompromising conditions such as:
- Cancer treatment
- Bone marrow or solid organ transplant
- Prolonged use of corticosteroids or other immunosuppressants