MHPSS Community Psychosocial Worker
International Rescue Committee
Athens, Greece
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Job Description

Job Overview / Summary : Under the guidance and direct supervision of the MHPSS Manager, the Community Psychosocial support worker provides psychosocial support to the Ukrainian communities.

The Community Psychosocial worker will be responsible for building resilience of people forcibly displaced from Ukraine.

This position will be engaging with individuals and families from Ukraine community who arrive in Greece, who are experiencing adjustment difficulties to offer encouragement, guidance, and emotional support.

The role will include conducting client-centered needs assessments and skill-building workshops to enhance problem solving and promote positive interactions, to run psychosocial support groups and develop community activities.

Major Responsibilities :

  • Promote mental health and psychosocial support within affected communities.
  • Meet with individuals and families in the community to conduct needs assessments.
  • Prepare an appropriate plan of action with clearly identified goals and activities.
  • Under supervision and close collaboration with MHPSS IRC team, engage in evidenced based psychoeducation and skill building activities.
  • Collaborate closely with the MHPSS team and facilitate in the provision of psychoeducation groups.
  • Identify and refer to the IRC MHPSS team people from the community who need MHPSS support.
  • Document activities through case notes and data entry.
  • Collaborate with supervisor to provide crisis assessment.
  • Support MHPSS activities wherever they take place.
  • Assist with evaluation of current program services and explore ways to introduce new service opportunities
  • Attend IRC trainings and conference calls addressing mental health program development and other mental health and psychosocial support related topics
  • Other duties, as required.
  • Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree preferred, ideally in the field of mental health or social services (relevant work experience can be a substitute for an undergraduate degree).
  • Fluency in Greek or / and English and Ukrainian (written and spoken).
  • Knowledge of Russian considered as an asset.
  • Prior experience working with refugees and / or community organizing, preferably with disadvantaged communities and related to health or mental health
  • Trust and rapport with the Ukrainian community
  • Familiarity with issues facing refugee and immigrant communities as they relate to trauma, adjustment, and mental health.
  • Ability to assess needs, prioritize and develop action plans
  • Excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties and manage time effectively
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively across lines of difference with respect to race, gender, ethnicity, language, religion, and age
  • Ability to follow strict guidelines of client confidentiality and safeguarding
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and familiarity with data-tracking systems.
  • Professional Standards :

  • All IRC employees are required to adhere to The IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct every day in the site and in the community.
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • While in IRC sites, all IRC staff must wear appropriate IRC visibility.
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