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Company:Makueni County Public Service Board
Job Type:Contract
Salary:Ksh. KShs. 60,000/=

Job details

Duties and responsibilities
The officer at this level will be deployed in the County or Sub County Hospital(s) and will work under guidance of the County Counselling Unit head be responsible for:

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  • Conducting client intake and individual counselling sessions for people with all kinds of difficulties, from substance abuse, domestic violence to post-traumatic stress and eating disorders, aging, bullying, anger management, careers, depression, relationships, self-image, stress and suicide then help clients define goals, plan action and gain insight;
  • Undertaking assessments, including assessment of counselling needs, risk assessment and psychometric testing;
  • Select, administer, and interpret psychological tests to assess intelligence, aptitudes, abilities, or interests.
  • Collect information about individuals or clients, using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, and other assessment methods.
  • Formulating a psychological explanation of the client's issues; as well as talking to people and helping them deal with their problems;
  • Based on these assessments, counselling psychologists will then create a bespoke therapy plan for the individual service user;
  • Develop therapeutic and treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, and needs;
  • Evaluate the results of counseling methods to determine the reliability and validity of treatments;
  • Establishing a collaborative working relationship with the client based on trust and respect;
  • Writing reports and record-keeping;
  • Continuing personal and professional development (CPD);
  • Undertaking research, either individually or as part of a team to develop or improve diagnostic or therapeutic counseling techniques;
  • Consult with other professionals to discuss therapies, treatments, counseling resources, or techniques, and to share occupational information;
  •  Analyze data such as interview notes, test results, and reference manuals to identify symptoms and to diagnose the nature of clients' problems;
  •  Provide consulting services to schools and social service agencies;
  •  Refer clients to specialists or to other institutions for non-counseling treatment of problems.
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