Psychologist – Nhân viên Tâm lý (Blue Dragon)

Psychologist - Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation serves children in crisis throughout Vietnam. We believe that every child deserves exceptional care and a chance to thrive. Blue Dragon kids are street kids, children with disabilities, and young people who have been trafficked. After rescuing children from danger and slavery, we reunite them with their family and provide all the services needed for recovery and growth while advocating for improvements to policy and law.

We invite passionate and highly motivated Vietnamese applicants for the position of Psychologist, working in Hanoi. We are looking for people who wish to serve, love to work in a team, and are excited by fast-paced challenges.

Key Objectives

  • To uphold Blue Dragon’s mission and values.
  • Ensure all children and young adults in Blue Dragon's care are safeguarded from abuse.
  • Provide specialized trauma-informed psychological interventions to help children, young adults, and women heal and recover.
  • Collaborate within a multi-disciplinary team to provide holistic and exceptional care for children and young adults in crisis and survivors of human trafficking.

Main responsibilities

In this job description, all beneficiaries served by the psychology department are referred as clients. Position responsibilities will be negotiated with the manager and other team members, including but not limited to:
  • Conduct initial assessments for clients who have experiences different forms of abuse, homelessness, human trafficking, and other adverse experiences.
  • Provide psychological first aid and crisis counseling and intervention.
  • Provide psychological support for newly returned survivors of human trafficking by conducting initial assessments upon their arrival and offering immediate psychological care based on their needs.
  • Provide high quality individual, group, and family trauma-informed counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Develop and implement intervention plans with evidence-based treatment modalities for beneficiaries (and their family if applicable).
  • Maintain excellent documentation of client profile including case conceptualization, initial and ongoing assessment, treatment plans, progress notes, case evaluation and termination.
  • Collaborate with social workers to support clients with family reunion and reintegration into home and community.
  • Support clients with life skills learning and personal wellbeing through group work, educational workshops, social and therapeutic activities.
  • Contribute to create and maintain safe and therapeutic spaces for children and young adults across the organization’s physical environments.
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the selected counseling and psychotherapy approaches to determine the reliability and effectiveness of treatments, and ensure the psychological services at Blue Dragon are delivered according to international best practices.
  • Maintain one’s own individual and group clinical supervision to ensure accountability to professional standards of practice.
  • Work with external service providers including counseling clinics, mental health hospitals, and private practice for referral of services as needed.
  • Support with the organization and/or facilitation of basic training courses on counseling skills and some specific psychotherapy treatment techniques for social workers and/or local partners of other projects implemented by Blue Dragon.
  • Support with the organization and facilitation of staff care and wellbeing workshops and activities to raise awareness on mental health care among Blue Dragon staff.
  • Contribute to network mapping and relationship building with psychology practitioners and mental health service providers in Hanoi and other provinces including but not limited to representing the department in conferences, meetings, learning forums, and workshops in the role of speaker.

Support

The Psychologist is supported by the Psychology Department Manager and the Director of Psychological services. The Psychologist supports Blue Dragon Social Workers and Carers. The Psychologist works collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team across all programs and projects of Blue Dragon.

Key selection criteria

Essential Qualifications:
  • Relevant qualifications, training or experience in Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling;
  • Minimum 2 years of clinical experience with children and young adults, especially those living in disadvantaged backgrounds.
Demonstrated skills and experience in:
  • Providing Cognitive Behavior Therapy and/or other evidence-based psychotherapy treatment modalities;
  • Conducting assessment for children with developmental problems;
  • Individual, group, and/or family counseling;
  • Facilitating life-skills and personal wellbeing workshops for children and young adults of disadvantaged backgrounds.
General understanding of:
  • Non-governmental organization models;
  • Trauma-informed care and intervention and psycho-social support for children and women with trauma;
  • Gender based violence, human trafficking, forced marriage, domestic violence, sexual and reproductive health.
Teamwork and communication skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work in an open and non-judgmental environment;
  • Open to learn from colleagues and ask for support;
  • Willing and available to work flexible hours, including evening and weekend;
  • Critical thinking and growth mindset.
Commitment to Blue Dragon’s values and mission Good writing and presenting skill Good computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, emails and internet Fluency in written and spoken English

Blue Dragon is a child-safe organisation and provides equal employment opportunities for open positions to all suitable person without discrimination. We encourage people with disabilities and from minority groups to apply.

HOW TO APPLY 

Please send your CV and letter of introduction (including the names and details of 2 professional referees we may contact) to jobs@bdcf.org. Contact person: Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Nguyet.

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