10 Jun 2017

Counselor and a Play Therapist Job at Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa

Mahali Pa Usalama Rescue Centre
Advertisement for a Counsellor and Play Therapist Position


Mahali Pa Usalama is a referral­healing Centre for the children who have been abused.
The Centre provides support, advice, information, legal assistance and counseling to children aged between 4 to 17 years.

The Centre provides necessary space to enable the children overcome trauma and live a full filling life.

The Institution is seeking for an outstanding, dynamic and result­oriented individual to fill the positions of a Counselor and a Play Therapist.

Position 1: Counselor

Job Purpose:
To offer psychosocial support, empower and aid healing process to restore a sense of dignity to the child.
Reporting: To the Project Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishing a relationship of trust and respect with clients;
  • Undertaking group as well as individual therapy;
  • Helping clients towards a deeper understanding of self;
  • Helping clients to cope, make decisions and choices regarding best way forward;
  • Conducting Referrals, as appropriate;
  • Networking with other relevant agencies and individuals;
  • Keeping records and using reporting tools;

Minimum Qualifications

  • Diploma or equivalent qualification in counseling
  • Undertaking personal therapy
  • At least two years experience
  • Registered with relevant Counseling bodies i.e. KPSYA or KAPC.

Position 2: Play Therapist

Job Purpose:
To engage the children in order to diagnose and treat a range of psychological challenges with the aim of transforming behavior and helping them to build healthy relationships
Reporting: To the project Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess children requiring therapy and provide it when appropriate.
  • Designs programs and activities of therapy
  • To evaluate clinical treatment and inform the Project Officer for action
  • To facilitate self­awareness sessions to enable emotional and social stability
  • Creatively contribute to the development of play therapy at MPU

Minimum Qualifications

  • Diploma or equivalent qualification in psychology, counseling or social work
  • Specialist training in play therapy
  • 2 years play therapist experience with children
  • Personal Traits for Both Positions
  • Ability to adhere to the counseling professional ethics
  • Ability to maintain a professional distance from clients
  • A person of attested integrity and upholds the rights of the Children
  • Result oriented, self­ motivated and passionate in dealing with children
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Closing date 26th June 2017,

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted by 28th June 2017.

The applicants must include detailed CV, relevant copies of testimonials Certificates, Recent Police Clearance Certificate, recommendation from their Parish Priest, three referees and your daytime contacts to:

The Human Resource Manager
Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa
P.O Box 84425 – 80100

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