Syrian American Medical Society Foundation

Position: PRF-2402-01003-456-Psychologist

Job Location: Rehanli – Hatay -Turkey

Reporting to: MHPSS Team leader and technically Senior MHPSS officer

Working area: Rehanli – Hatay -Turkey

Number of positions open: 2

Contract Duration: 4 Months

Last date for application: February 27, 2023

Key relationships:

Psychiatrist, Team Leader, PSS workers, MHPSS Center staff

General objective of the position:

Psychologists provide Psychotherapy services through comprehensive assessment, Therapy plan, implementation, and follow-up in addition to participating in other MHPSS activities.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Working effectively with the other MHPSS team members to ensure a high quality of work with full respect for the Humanitarian Work Principles.
  • Conducting comprehensive assessments of the situation of the individuals on the psychological, social, and mental levels.
  • Conducting psychotherapy sessions with individuals with MHPSS Disorders and supporting their caregivers to understand the individuals’ problems and how they can support them.
  • Conducting group psychotherapy sessions with groups of individuals with similar MHPSS Disorders.
  • Conducting additional assessments such as (IQ tests…etc.) when needed.
  • Following up on the recovery process through gradual coordination with the psychiatrist and the PSS workers for the beneficiaries who are receiving additional PSS and Mental Health Sessions.
  • Continue coordinating with the other MHPSS Center’s team members to ensure linking the beneficiaries with the suitable services to their needs when it exceeds the MHPSS center’s abilities.
  • Providing the needed psycho-education to the beneficiaries and their caregivers and family members.
  • Taking in consideration the reported evaluations of Beneficiaries’ satisfaction into consideration to improve the MHPSS service quality.
  • Ensuring the confidentiality of beneficiaries’ information documented in the assessment forms and the clinical soft and hard copies while ensuring good quality of documentation of the beneficiaries’ files and information.
  • Participating in the ongoing group and individual technical supervision sessions.
  • Providing weekly/monthly regular updates and reports to the supervisor.
  • Participating in raising awareness regarding MHPSS disorders and the rights of people who suffer from them on both individual and community levels.
  • Active participation in advocacy campaigns and celebration of world days related to MHPSS such as (World Mental Health Day, International Day for People with disability…etc.).
  • Facilitating group activities for beneficiaries and group activities of care providers of the beneficiaries.


Mandatory Qualifications Required

  • A university degree in the relevant field of study is mandatory (child protection- psychological counseling…etc.)
  • A university Degree in Psychology is desirable.
  • One Year of experience at least of working as a psychologist is desirable.
  • Attended Psychotherapy Techniques training and have experience certificates.
  • Commitment to the basic morals of working with vulnerable people and respecting confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team at the same time.
  • Ability to conduct individual and group psychotherapy sessions and group activities specifically in MHPSS issues.


  • Advanced written and spoken in Arabic


  • Remote Management Tools and Techniques

How to apply


The contract duration is 4 months. The salary will be defined according to the SAMS Turkey Office salary scale.

Interested candidates may please send their resumes and fill out the application at the following link:

Deadline: 27-Feb-24

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