PsychologyNow Team

Θέση εργασίας για ένα (1) Παιδοψυχολόγο στη Λέσβο | Διεθνής Επιτροπή Διάσωσης

Θέση εργασίας για ένα (1) Παιδοψυχολόγο στη Λέσβο | Διεθνής Επιτροπή Διάσωσης

PsychologyNow Team

Η Διεθνής Επιτροπή Διάσωσης αναζητά ένα Παιδοψυχολόγο στη Λέσβο.

Requisition ID: req19868

Job Title: Child Psychologist

Sector: Child Protection

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Lesvos, Greece

Job Description

  • Conduct/participate in Mental Health, and Psychosocial needs assessment among the affected populations. This will include assessments consistent with IASC guidelines and Mental Health Psychosocial WHO assessment toolkit, at different stages of program planning and implementation;
  • Establish a safe space to conduct private and confidential conversations acceptable to those on the site and safely accessible by children, adolescents, and caregivers;
  • Answer to the identified needs, by providing direct psychological support and refer internally and externally as needed, respecting confidentiality and the rights of the children.
  • Respond to the clients identified needs by conducting specific psychosocial individual level interventions/ activities (adapted and appropriate to each one’s specific needs and capacities) and lead psycho-educational groups for children and adolescents in areas of stress management, relaxation, etc.;
  • Collaboratively set up, monitor, and develop community based Psychosocial (PSS) activities with the Child Protection (CP) Manager, and the MHPSS Manager;
  • Offer psychological first aid (PFA) to children and parents/caregivers and provide trainings on PFA to internal and external staff;
  • Collaboratively work with the CP staff to design and implement ideas for psychosocial programs with children and adolescents in target sites (CFS, etc.).
  • Promote community-based PSS initiatives specific to the needs of children and adolescents such as group and community-oriented discussions, provide psychoeducation to caregivers on signs of emotional distress in children, child development, non-violent forms of discipline, secure attachments, etc.
  • Conduct awareness raising campaigns and distribute IEC material on common stress reactions, psychosocial well-being, and positive coping mechanisms collaboratively with the refugee population and other partners.
  • Provide psychoeducation/family counseling sessions to family members of children and adolescents when needed;
  • Refer children and adolescents to other health professionals whenever necessary;
  • Join interagency coordination mechanisms for the provision of mental health and psychosocial support and share relevant information;
  • Referral Mapping: Work with local partners and the MHPSS team to map MHPSS service providers and other services relevant to children and adolescents in target region. Create document listing relevant services and resources. Facilitate dissemination of information about existing services and supports to strengthen referral networks, both through written output and development of referral workshops for regional service providers;


  • Complete intake assessments, evaluations, care plans, treatment recommendations, reviews, and other documentation as necessary.
  • Developing and identifying necessary measuring tools to assess success in accordance to indicators of program.
  • Implementing and coordinating measurement tools in the field.


  • The qualified candidate must be a child psychologist with extensive psychosocial programming experience with 3 years’ experience in setting up or implementing psychosocial programs for children and adolescents at national and international levels;
  • Knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in MHPSS and child protection, such as the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, Safe Healing and Learning Spaces Handbook and IASC Guidelines in Emergencies;
  • Significant experience in working in child protection in emergencies, particularly on Child Friendly Spaces and psychosocial support programs;
  • Knowledge of tools for assessment of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Children in the Context of Humanitarian Emergencies;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of psychosocial programs and feeding learning into program design;
  • Experience of working in camp contexts;
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity, Self-awareness and proven ability to operate successfully in different cultural environments
  • Candidates must be able to adapt to a changing context, feel comfortable working in unstable and insecure environments;
  • Personal qualities: team player, communicative, accurate, attentive to details, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well;
  • Fluency in Greek and English mandatory, knowledge of Farsi/French/Arabic is considered as an asset;
  • Computer skills: Knowledge of MS Office, Internet, Outlook and competency with new technologies required.

Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

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