The Psychologist will be responsible for providing direct clinical services to refugees, survivors of human trafficking and survivors of torture and/or trauma. In addition, the post holder will write Medico-Legal reports, holistic assessments and be involved in the provision and development of training, consultations and clinical supervision. They will also be responsible for developing a longer-term service delivery plan for the organisation.
The individuals that we work with display high levels of trauma-based behaviours, including intergenerational trauma, survivor’s guilt, bereavement, stress, dissociation and, in some cases, aggressive behaviours.
This is a part-time, 3 day per week position for a period of six months with a salary commensurate with experience. Flexible working arrangements will be considered.
- To provide tailored psychological support and counselling to adults and children on a short-term basis (including on both a 1-1 and group basis);
- To develop a longer-term service delivery plan for Justice Centre’s mental health support programme;
- To work to ascertain the needs of the individual clients and families;
- To create tailored therapeutic plans for the short-term treatment of individual clients; and
- To provide assessments and psychotherapy/counselling medico-legal reports in accordance with the Istanbul Protocol.
- Qualified psychologist, with at least 5 years’ experience of providing clinical services;
- Membership of, and accreditation to, relevant professional bodies, either in Hong Kong or internationally;
- Experience in providing clinical supervision;
- Experience in therapy program design/development;
- Knowledge of the impact of torture/trauma, and asylum/refugee issues on adults, children and families;
- Knowledge of, and experience in, at least one of a range of evidence based approaches to therapy for adults and children including trauma-based CBT, child-based CBT, exposure prevention reprocessing, EMDR, somatic training, TRE/TER;
- Experience of working with interpreters or clients who do not speak English as a first language;
- Therapeutic skills in working with clients experiencing a range of psychological and trauma-based issues, including: PTSD, CPTSD, bereavement, loss, guilt, shame, depression, pain, displacement, intergenerational trauma, etc.;
- Counselling skills: Empathetic listening, understanding of boundaries, building and maintain a trusting relationship;
- Case load management, record keeping, and file management;
- Report writing sufficient to be able to write counselling/therapy medico-legal reports and clinical letters, in accordance with the Istanbul Protocol;
- Commitment to Human Rights, humanitarianism, equality and diversity;
- Multicultural sensitivity and ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds and across varying language barriers;
- Fluency in verbal and written English; and
- Legal right to work in Hong Kong.
How to Apply
The closing date for applications is 6pm on 18th September.
Please email the completed application form to [email protected] with the subject line “Psychologist”.
Unfortunately, due to the high level of interest in our organisation, we are only able to reply to shortlisted applicants. The information requested will be used only for the purpose of assessing your suitability for the role advertised.