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Psychotherapist/Trainer – Jordan National Only

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  • Amman Jordan
  • TBD USD / Year
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Center for Victims of Torture

Summary: The Psychotherapist/Trainer works as part of an interdisciplinary team to address the trauma rehabilitation needs of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. The Psychotherapist/Trainer will oversee psychological interventions, including individual and group psychotherapy with adults and children who are survivors of torture and war trauma. This position also will provide supervision, coaching, and training to a team of psychosocial counselors and provide education and support to help other organizations better meet the needs of torture and war survivors.

Organization: CVT is an international nonprofit dedicated to providing trauma healing services to survivors of war and other violations. CVT works toward a future in which these violations cease to exist and victims have hope for a new life. We are headquartered in Minnesota, USA with offices in Africa and the Middle East. We work locally, nationally and internationally through programs that provide trauma rehabilitation, conduct technical assistance and capacity building to human rights activists, civil society organizations, and local service providers around the world who can prevent and treat gross human rights abuses, and advocate for human rights and an end to gross human rights violations.

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical Supervision and Training:

Conduct on-going supervision, formal training, staff support, promote self-care, mentoring and modeling to psychosocial counselors (PSCs). Design and carry out training programs for the counseling department and wider interdisciplinary team. Continually assess learning needs of psychosocial counselors, develop and modify individual professional development plans, and adapt training and coaching accordingly. Adapt training style, content, and frequency to meet both individual and team needs. Work as interdisciplinary team to assess, provide and follow-up on topics related to case management, interdisciplinary work and related topics. Participate in hiring and orientation for new national psychosocial counselors

Clinical Management:

Manage performance of supervisees and provide regular feedback both through formal and informal assessment. Manage day-to-day operations of the counseling department, including managing the counseling team that provides services across CVT Centers in Jordan. Track and ensure program objectives are met. Promote collaboration between disciplines of counseling, physiotherapy and social work.


Provide psychotherapy to individuals, families and groups impacted by torture and war, in order to model methods and build capacity of psychosocial counselors. Collaborate with other interdisciplinary providers as part of an integrated care model.


Write and submit regular reports regarding clinical and training activities, including training and workshop sessions, that focus on progress achieved toward program objectives.

Community Assessment:

Carry out need assessments in local communities to determine appropriate mental health interventions for people who have been tortured and/or traumatized by war.

Program Development and Evaluation:

Participate in the design of and implementation of new programs as well as program evaluation.

Community Collaboration and Capacity-Building:

Provide training, mentoring and supportive supervision to partner organization staff to provide trauma informed services to their beneficiaries. Coordinate with partner and other organizations to better address the needs of torture and war survivors.

Other Duties:

Participate in other program and organization-wide activities, meetings and trainings. Complete administrative responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.


Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Clinical Psychology or Counseling.
  • At least 5 years’ experience providing psychotherapy to children, adults, families and groups.
  • Experience or competencies in managing and supervising staff.

Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Master’s degree or higher degree in physiotherapy or physical therapy.
  • Certification or licensure as a Psychologist or therapist.
  • Work experience with survivors of torture
  • Experience supervising mental health counselors.
  • Required: Cultural sensitivity awareness in working with diverse staff and client populations.
  • Required: Understanding of and experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and war trauma.
  • Required: Understanding of and experience developing curriculum and providing training for mental health professionals using interactive methodologies. Experience providing training and sensitization on the effects of trauma and war.
  • Required: Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels.
  • Required: Demonstrated commitment to the organization’s interdisciplinary approach in trauma rehabilitation service delivery.
  • Preferred: Skilled at carrying out needs assessment and program evaluations.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Required: Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Required: Excellent Oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic.
  • Required: Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to work in challenging areas, changing conditions, procedures and/or policies, client needs, program needs, and required tasks.
  • Required: Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Required: Strong leadership, analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills including effective time management and work load organization.
  • Required: Commitment to the ethical and sensitive implementation of project activities, including a commitment to confidentiality, diversity, equity, and inclusion, quality service provision, and the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (including online).
  • Required: Ability to consistently promote and represent a humanitarian and human rights understanding of their work internally and externally, including promoting acceptance of differences and non-discrimination.
  • Required: Commitment to and role modeling of human rights approach including: maintaining respect regarding any sensitive issues such as religion, minority or political affiliation and treating colleagues equally regardless of differences. Strong commitment to serve beneficiaries of CVT’s project regardless their religion, gender, disability, minority affiliation or political background.
  • Preferred: Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Psychosocial Counselors (PSCs)/Senior PSCs

Internal Collaboration: Other (Associate) Psychotherapist/Trainers, (Associate) Physiotherapist/Trainers, Social Services and Outreach Manager,Clinic Systems Manager, M&E team, national clinicians and program staff, HR Manager, Senior Program Development Manager, and Country Director, (HQ) International Services Program Team, Research Department.

External Collaboration: Beneficiaries, other service providers in the field, donors, and funders.

Work Environment:

  • Under normal conditions, work will be completed in a typical office environment with off-site meetings
  • Remote working from home when necessary due to public health conditions or other reasons
  • Time spent on the computer is approximately 40%
  • Regular work week is Sunday through Thursday

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, see and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and stand for up to 2 hours; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift supplies, of 30 pounds and be able to assist in mobility transfers of clients.

Travel: Regular travel to locations one hour away, as well as travel within Amman.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply

Suitable and interested applicants are kindly requested to send a CV and motivation letter before 5 PM, Monday March 4th, 2024 to : [email protected]

CVT approach to diversity is simple: it’s about embracing everyone. From cultivating a culture where all employees can bring their best selves to work to deploying diversity initiatives that support all, we’re doing what it takes to build a more equitable workplace and world without a torture.

Deadline: 4 Mar 2024

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