Kurdish Speaking Therapist @ Refugee Trauma Initiative

City: Thessaloniki

Closing date: 04 May 2018

About the job:

The psychologist will work with other members of RTI team in providing psychosocial support to the more vulnerable children and families living in Northern Greece. Planning, delivering and evaluating psychosocial sessions for children, young adults and adults, the psychologist will ensure that the psychological and emotional needs of refugees are met and that they are able to cope with their changing circumstances and integrate where possible.

Duties and responsabilities:

  • Understanding, adhering and implementing programme values and strategy as set by the leadership team
  • Responsible for planning, delivering, facilitating detailed sessions and evaluating psychosocial sessions for refugees of all ages and backgrounds
  • Adapting self and programme to the needs of different communities and changing settings to ensure that the programme meets specific needs of refugee
  • Adhering to referral system to ensure beneficiaries can receive appropriate and adequate support
  • Documenting the work that is being done for monitoring and evaluation including immaculate data entry and report-writing purposes including donor reports and case studies.
  • Actively leading and participating in trainings and activities that ensure continual professional development
  • Supporting head of programmes and clinical lead in all aspects of their work
  • Representing RTI in meetings and to external parties where necessary
  • Organising and leading short projects where needed
  • Support other RTI programmes when needed

Your profile:

  • Qualification as a mental health professional (psychologist, psychotherapist, social worker, family therapist, counsellor, art therapist or expressive arts therapist e.g. in music, drama, dance
  • Fluent in Kurdish and English
  • Experience in working with trauma, loss, refugees and/or other vulnerable groups of people
  • Experience of cross-cultural work
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a fluid context
  • Capacity to use one’s own initiative and to work collaboratively with others
  • Readiness to reflect on personal-professional resonances
  • Clear police record and if based in UK, DBS certificate (the latter will not preclude you)
  • Must be eligible to work in Europe or hold a valid European work visa **


Please email your application to info@refugeetrauma.org 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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