Lay Counsellor  at Neem Foundation

 Neem Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental, peace-building and conflict prevention organisation founded as a direct response to the problem of insecurity in Nigeria. The Foundation was established in January 2016 and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. We are committed to improving the lives of those affected by the insurgency, and preventing violence through building inclusive communities and raising the standard of education and psychosocial care. We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Lay Counsellor Locations: Damboa, Bama, Dikwa, Maiduguri and Mafa - Borno StatePosition SummaryPerform basic counselling and/or educational activities to patients, families, communities, NGO staff, teachers, other counsellors in order to improve the mental health condition of the patient.  Discuss the treatment of problems with clients.Job FunctionsProvides a basic range of psychological services to clients.Consults with other professionals, regarding the evaluation and treatment of clients.Provides psychological assessment, testing and evaluation, referral, consultation, programme planning, chemical dependency counselling/education, prevention service/activities, individual, couples, group and family therapy.Interact with clients to provide assessment, testing, diagnosis treatment, case management, follow up and treatment planning, with physicians to provide consultation.Collaborates and cooperates in a professional manner with co-workers, other departments and other agencies in order to assure effective continuity of care and services.Prepares and maintains mental health notes and narrative reports of mental health activities (in the appropriate charting format).Maintain clients’ records, as part of the Medical records system and follows policies of records and maintenance of client confidentiality.Observes strict confidentiality and privacy of clients.Other duties as assigned. 

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