Role of the MHPSS Assistant Instructor/Supervisor:
The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) Instructor is a clinical/counseling psychologist, social worker, or other experienced MHPSS service provider who is compassionate, confident, dynamic and independent with extensive experience providing direct MHPSS services to people who have experienced violence, conflict, torture, and/or other forms of trauma as well as significant training and supervision experience. The MHPSS Instructor will develop curriculum, teach MHPSS courses, and provide supervision to MHPSS service providers.
Psychosocial Support Services (PSS) Training Program
Collaborate with the Program Manager for Education and Training and other MHPSS Instructors to recruit participants, form classes, and implement the PSS Training Program for MHPSS service providers throughout Iraq.
Collaboratively work with the program manager and the other MHPSS instructors in the assessment and upgrading of the PSS Training Program curriculum
Adapt the PSS Training Program curriculum to continually improve the program and meet the needs of students enrolled in the program.
Facilitate delivery of the PSS Training Program.
Conduct regular assessment of participant learning as outlined in the PSS Training Program curriculum
Build a network of qualified guest instructors and coordinate their delivery of training for the program
Contribute to the development of strategy to strengthen and expand the program.
Implement monitoring and evaluation procedures to ensure the effectiveness of the program.
Contribute to donor reporting by providing data and information on the trainings implemented.
Psychosocial Support Services (PSS) Training Program Supervision
Provide direct on the job coaching/supervision and remote supervision (as required) to the PSS training participants
Assist PSS training participants in applying core competencies as outlined in the learning agreement of the PSS training program
Support PSS training participants to develop knowledge, skills to practice and work with human diversity within the context of cultural reality
Assume primary responsibility for evaluating and grading the competencies and skills of the PSS training participants
Support the PSS training participants in the provision of high quality services by upholding values, ethics and foundational principles in the context of MHPSS service delivery in KRI and Iraq
Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services
Assist in designing and implementing workshops aimed at strengthening the skills of MHPSS service providers and other professionals working with survivors of trauma in Iraq.
Represent SEED and the Center for MHPSS at meetings.
Develop and monitor the Center for MHPSS’s networking and communication among the graduates of the PSS Training Program.
Other tasks, as assigned by the Program Manager, Education and Training Programs.
Degree in social work, psychology, international development or other related field desired; Master’s Degree, a plus.
At least three years of experience implementing MHPSS programming.
Experience in Iraq and/or Kurdistan Region a plus.
Strong belief in human rights and gender equality.
Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
High standard of spoken and written English, with Arabic and/or Kurdish a plus.
Good computer skills.
Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.
Please send your CV using “MHPSS Instructor” and Your FULL NAME” as the subject of your e-mail.