Job Summary: Provides or oversees the provision of a wide range of professional social and/or mental health services which may include: psychosocial evaluations/assessments, interventions, diagnostic, counseling therapy, crisis intervention, and/or case management services in a high-intensity clinical environment which requires a high degree of independent decision-making. Provides clinical supervision, guidance, training, debriefing, and leadership to other mental health/health care professionals, students, and interns engaged in related activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides or oversees and coordinates the provision of a wide range of professional social and/or mental health services to clients. Provides or facilitates crisis intervention and emergency services as required. As appropriate to the position, provides counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy, anticipatory guidance, advocacy, and case management. May prepare treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow-up care programs.
Identifies patients requiring therapeutic support. Collects patient data through interviews, case history, psychological tests, and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.
Provides and/or arranges therapeutic, economic, and social interventions as appropriate to the individual needs of the patient and their caretaker.
Consults with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff in the performance of advocate duties and/or casework; refers patients to appropriate service agencies as required. Follows up to determine the effectiveness of interventions used and makes appropriate modifications as indicated.
Facilitates patient and/or family access to appropriate social service agencies for financial assistance and/or other required services. As appropriate to the position, plans develops, organizes, and facilitates community outreach and education activities, which may include psycho-educational groups for patients.
Provides clinical supervision, guidance, training, debriefing, and leadership to other mental health/health care professionals, students, and interns engaged in related activities.
Oversees the establishment and maintenance of case files, referrals, and other related documents for the treatment of patients, ensuring compliance with established protocols and procedures.
Acts as liaison with other community organizations.
Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or an equivalent field; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
Knowledge of community mental health resources.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
Ability to independently provide social services and crisis intervention to patients and their caretakers/legal guardians.
Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.
Ability to develop, lead, and train staff and/or students.
Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients’ rights.
Application must be submitted with Application Letter, CV and Copies of credentials and address to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Natural Rich Global Hospital Sierra Leone
Hastings Junction, Western Area Rural District.
Mobile:+232-75-973-164/ +232-30-387-988/ +232-031-062-926
Closing Date: 7th July, 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Salary Offers Very attractive
- Experience Level Senior
- Total Years Experience 0-5