Job Vacancy For Aftercare Casework and Counseling Manager At International Justice Mission (IJM)

International Justice Mission (IJM) is a fast growing international organization working to protect some of the most vulnerable and oppressed people from violent forces of injustice by securing rescue and restoration for victims and ensuring public justice systems work for the poor. IJM is seeking a talented Counseling psychologist to serve as the Aftercare Casework and Counseling Manager to develop and manage IJM Ghana’s clinical aftercare services for child survivors of forced labor trafficking and their primary caregivers.

This position is based in Accra, Ghana and reports to the Director of Aftercare, IJM Ghana.


Crisis Care and Case Management Services

•   Provide immediate crisis care, advocacy and assessments for children coming out of forced labor trafficking situations and ensure all victims receive legally mandated government protections;
•   Conduct child-sensitive forensic interviews with victims and witnesses regarding forced labor trafficking that can be utilized in ongoing investigations, legal proceedings, and aftercare assessments;
•   Engage, prepare and support victims and witnesses throughout judicial proceedings in partnership with a multidisciplinary team of advocates, law enforcement officers and other care providers;
•   Provide immediate crisis counseling for all rescued children;
•   Conduct/ facilitate psychological assessments of rescued children and prepare a plan to meet the identified psychological needs;
•   Conduct/facilitate counseling services for rescued children within the required time frames;
•   Complete comprehensive needs assessments, including family home assessments and develop an elaborate plan for safe reunification of survivors;
•   Ensure that all the rescued children receive proper counseling and provide counseling supervision to contracted counselors;
•   Develop and implement treatment plans reflecting objectives and services needed to attain sustained restoration of the child survivor, based on assessed needs of the child and his or her primary caregivers and in accordance with IJM Minimum Standards of Care;
•   Facilitate reunification service referrals through a network of partner providers; and
•   Thoroughly document and monitor service provision and progress of participants within IJM’s internal electronic database (CTMS).

Program and Partner Development

•   In collaboration with the Director of Aftercare, develop and implement a counseling training model for counseling partners using a trauma informed approach;
•   In collaboration with the Director of Aftercare, develop and implement a model for provision of reunification services for child survivors of forced labor trafficking and their primary caregivers in accordance with DSW standards;
•   Develop a network of collaborative partnerships within key program areas that are equipped to serve the holistic needs of IJM aftercare participants, including service providers in the areas of health, education, income generation, protective services, mental health, basic needs (i.e. food, housing) and other relevant needs;
•   Assist the Director of Aftercare in assessing the gaps in comprehensive survivor aftercare service availability and implementing solutions to address these gaps;
•   Identify training and resource needs for aftercare partners and facilitate provision of critical trainings and resources within resource constraints and office priorities; and
•   Provide strategic input to quarterly Field Office reports for submission to IJM global leadership teams.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology or Psychology;
•   Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in counseling, provision of case management services to children and young persons, implementing psychosocial assessments and facilitating adult trainings;
•   Experience working with survivors of trauma and ability to provide holistic service interventions in a trauma-informed manner;
•   Excellent interpersonal skills, especially with children and their caregivers, the indigent and otherwise vulnerable individuals;
•   Experience in building collaborative partnerships with other social service providers;
•   Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Excel;
•   Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English fluency in Ewe and Ga- Adangbe preferred; and
•   Driver’s License preferred.

Critical Qualities

•   Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
•   Strong result-orientation;
•   Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and values;
•   Strongly committed to child protection principles against forced child labor;
•   Attention to details organized and disciplined with priorities;
•   Professional in demeanor, appearance, writing and oral communication;
•   Works well under stress with a sustained positive attitude;
•   Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity;
•   Intelligent, creative and proactive problem solver; and
•   Strong value of teamwork and collaboration, particularly within a multidisciplinary framework.

Location: Accra

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Closing Date: 20 November, 2015