Psychologist (MHPSS Center) (re-advertised)

Syrian American Medical Society Foundation Gaziantep
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Position: Psychologist

Job Location: Gaziantep
Reporting to:  MHPSS Team leader and technically MHPSS officer

Working area: Gaziantep, Turkey


Number of positions open: 2


Key relationships: Psychiatrist, Team Leader, PSS workers, MHPSS Center staff

General objective of the position:

Psychologist is to provide Psychotherapy service through comprehensive assessment, Therapy plan, implementation, follow up in additional to participating with other MHPSS activities.


 Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Working affectively with the other MHPSS Center’s team members to ensure a high quality of work with full respect of the Humanitarian Work Principles.
  • Conducting comprehensive assessments of the situation of the individuals on the psychological, social and mental level.
  •   Conducting psychotherapy sessions with individuals with MHPSS Disorders and supporting their care givers to understand the individuals’ problems and how they can support them.
  • Conducting group psychotherapy sessions with groups of individuals with similar MHPSS Disorders.
  • Conducting additional assessments such as (IQ test…etc.) when needed.
  • Following up on the recovery process through gradual coordination with the psychiatrist and the PSS workers for the beneficiaries who are receiving additional PSS and Mental Health Sessions. 
  • Continue coordinating with the others MHPSS Center’s team members to ensure linking the beneficiaries with the suitable services to their needs when it exceeds the MHPSS center’s abilities.
  • Providing the needed psycho-education to the beneficiaries and their care givers and family members.
  • Taking in consideration the reported evaluations of Beneficiaries’ satisfaction into consideration to improve the MHPSS service quality.
  • Ensuring the confidentiality of beneficiaries’ information documented in the assessment forms and the clinical soft and hard copies with ensuring good quality of documentation of the beneficiaries’ files and information.
  • Participating in the ongoing group and individual technical supervision sessions.
  • Providing weekly/monthly regular updates and reports to the supervisor.
  • Participating in raising awareness regarding the MHPSS disorders and the rights of people who suffer from them on both individual and the community level.
  • Active participation in advocacy campaigns and celebration of world days related to MHPSS such as (World Mental Health Day, international Day for people with disability…etc.).
  • Facilitating group activities for beneficiaries and group activities of care providers of the beneficiaries.


Mandatory Qualifications required

- A university degree of relevant field of study (e.g. bachelor of Psychological counseling/Psychology or any related field of study.

- One Year experience at least of working as a psychologist.

- Ability to conduct individual and group psychotherapy sessions and group activities specifically in MHPSS issues.

  • Attended Psychotherapy Techniques training and having experience certificates.
  • Having basic proficiency in using e-mails and filling beneficiaries’ information on electronic forms.
  • Commitment to the basic morals of working with vulnerable people and respecting confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in the same time.


  • Fluency written and spoken in Arabic
  • Upper-intermediate written and spoken English



The salary will be defined regarding the SAMS Turkey Office salary scale on-going.

Interested candidates may please send their resume and fill the application in the following link

Last date for application is 01/ May / 2019


Syrian American Medical Society Foundation

SAMS Foundation is governed by an appointed board of director and its operations are implemented by dedicated staff and volunteer medical professionals in five countries.

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