Work with Fenix
MHPSS Coordinator, Paid

About the role

The MHPSS Coordinator will be responsible for managing cases, supporting emergency cases, conducting appropriate referrals to a psychiatrist if needed and protection services. The Coordinator will provide psychological interventions based on the client’s needs.

  • Follow internationally recognized best practices for evidence based psychological interventions and the management of clients with mental health concerns, as well as guiding principles for gender-based violence and child protection
  • Design a care plan based on the client’s needs, conduct follow-up sessions, draft reports and carry out referrals to other services
  • Design, plan, implement and adapt MHPSS activities and ensure the overall quality of Fenix MHPSS services
  • Collaborate and liaise with other mental health actors on the island, ensuring safe referral pathways for MHPSS clients
  • Collaborate with the rest of the team to exchange information and ensure that Fenix programs are responding to the evolving needs of refugees
  • Provide the team with technical support and guidance
  • Provide updated service mapping and continuous networking
  • Provide Fenix team with adequate training and access to staff care
  • Oversee clinical data and manage monthly statistics
  • Participate in advocacy efforts and liaising with actors on the island and the mainland

About Fenix

Fenix – Humanitarian Legal Aid is a US non-profit organization and Greek MKO, federally registered with Greece’s Ministry of Migration and Asylum.

Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers, protection officers, legal assistants, translators, psychologists and experts from different academic backgrounds, provides legal aid, protection and psychosocial services to refugees and asylum seekers on Lesvos, while advocating for a more just and equitable asylum system.

What we are looking for:

  • Licensed Greek psychologist
  • Fluent in English. Other languages are an asset (Farsi/Dari, French, Arabic, Somali)
  • Professional experience providing psychological interventions to vulnerable populations
  • Professional experience in coordination and supervision role is an asset
  • Knowledge of different culturally relevant therapeutic techniques
  • Experience creating individual care plans for clients
  • Experience providing trainings to mental health staff
  • Positive and professional attitude, including ability to work in a team setting

All Fenix team members must comply with the values and principles outlined in the Fenix Code of Conduct and Policies.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an independent, adaptable and responsible individual who is willing to work in a very demanding and dynamic work environment. Our clients need great advocates who demonstrate compassion, patience, hard work and empathy in extremely trying circumstances. As we work towards our vision of ‘a just and equitable European asylum system, which treats individuals with respect and upholds their dignity’, we are committed to doing so while ensuring the highest ethical standards of conduct and creating a safe working environment free of harassment and discrimination. The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator, a cooperative, respectful team player, and have the ability to multitask and prioritize in a constantly shifting context.

12+ months, full-time
12 months, full-time
Lesvos, Greece
Start date: Immediately
Start date:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and references and background checks will be requested before extending an offer.

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