Psychologist (Urdu, Farsi or Arabic speaker) @ Refugee Trauma Initiative

Refugee Trauma Initiative (RTI) has been working in Greece since March 2016 to reduce the trauma and enhance the wellbeing of refugees by offering psychosocial support to individuals and families living in refugee camps, and training and supporting volunteers working there. We possess in-depth knowledge of the refugee communities and crisis across Greece. We work towards building resilience and enabling successful transition and ultimate integration into new communities. RTI delivers these aims in partnership with Ethos association.

About the job:

The Psychologist will ensure an individualised support, follow up and coordination of the hosted individuals with internal (social, medical, legal, interpretation team) and/or external services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the psychological adaptation process of hosted individuals and for resolving traumatic situations experienced both in the country of origin as well as during the migration process
  • Supports and accompanies individuals in their personalised integration plan
  • Supports young individuals transitioning from UAM shelter to assisted independent living and adulthood
  • Identifies and refers cases based on specific needs to other public institution and psychosocial services
  • According to the identified/expressed needs, develop and deliver psycho-social accompaniment group activities in coordination with the Social Scientists and Care Takers
  • Elaborates psychological reports to support international protection seeking process and/or any other socio-legal process
  • Completes intake assessments, evaluations, development of care plans, treatment recommendations, reviews and other documentation as necessary

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Program Director
Other Internal and/or external contacts: Works closely with hosted individuals, Psychologists, Social Workers, Partners and social services

Your profile:

  • The qualified candidate must be a licenced psychologist with extensive psychosocial programming experience with 3+ years’ experience in setting up or implementing psychosocial programs at national levels
  • Must hold extensive knowledge of psychotherapeutic approaches in the humanitarian context and in depth understanding of emotional development and the consequences of violence and displacement
  • Personal qualities: Very strong interpersonal skills, team player, flexible, network-builder, excellent time-management skills, able to handle pressure well and work in cross-cultural setting
  • Fluency in English (desired: Greek, Urdu, Farsi, Arabic)

Working Environment:

40 hours/week between office, urban community centres and child care facilities. As a principled organisation, RTI employs highly qualified and experienced professionals who possess the common language and cultural awareness necessary to build meaningful impact on a foundation of trust and understanding. We are committed to attracting talented, skilled, and productive people by offering a hospitable, challenging, and supportive work environment.



Please email your application to quoting the Application Job Title.

All applications should be accompanied by a cover letter and a CV with telephone and email contacts.


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