Job Vacancy: Community Psychosocial Worker
Job Title: Community Psychosocial Worker (Arabic / Farsi / French)
Status: From 01/01/2022
Location: Urban Area of Attica
Submit until: 12/12/2021
EPAPSY, in collaboration with UNHCR, implements the Community Psychosocial Workforce (CPW) program, with the aim to facilitate the provision of psychosocial support services to refugees and asylum seekers by refugees and asylum seekers. In the CPW program, refugees / asylum seekers are trained to take on paraprofessional roles as Community Psychosocial Workers within the refugee communities.
- Provision of psychosocial support to refugees / asylum seekers (scheduling and performing individual and group sessions – home visits / video calls)
- Assessment of problems and identification of needs
- Referrals to available and accessible resources, as well as to specialized services
- Answering phone calls at a psychosocial support helpline (provision of immediate emotional support, referral to specialized services, providing general information)
- Provision of guidance, orientation and navigation to refugees / asylum seekers who belong to vulnerable groups
- Community outreach activities
- Mental health promotion and prevention of mental illness
- Community mobilization leading to enhanced social resilience
Required qualifications and skills:
- Recognized refugee or subsidiary protection status or asylum seeker
- Experience in voluntary work (formal or informal through community networks)
- Experience working within the field of mental health and social work is highly valued.
Required Professional skills
- “Lived experience” – Persons who have gone through displacement, integration and relevant bureaucratic procedures (themselves or people in their direct social environment)
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work autonomously
- Ability to work as part of a multicultural team and demonstrate flexibility, motivation, and maturity
- Motivation and potential to learn and follow intensive trainings
- Fluency in one (or more) of the following languages: Arabic, Farsi, French
- Very good knowledge of English
- Good command of Greek is considered as a great asset
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) is considered as an asset
Interested candidates shall submit in a single document their Resume/CV and Cover Letter in English by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 12/12/2021, mentioning in the email subject “EPAPSY Community Psychosocial Worker”.
EPAPSY is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities and from vulnerable and disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We also strongly encourage applicants from Migrant and Refugee communities.
Please note that due to the urgency of recruitment, EPAPSY reserves the right to complete the process as soon as the suitable candidate has been identified and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.