Jobs

Safe places Uganda Ltd (SPU), a leading private provider of holistic, meaningful mental health care and addiction recovery care services for children, the youth and adults in Uganda and beyond seeks to recruit qualified and motivated persons to join their dynamic team of professionals.

Applications are invited from suitable qualified persons to fill the following positions.

S/NPositionNumberDuty Station
1Clinical supervisor1SPU-Kampala
2Psychologist1SPU-Kampala
3Psychiatric Clinical Officer1SPU-Kampala
4Mental Health Counselors2SPU-Kampala
5Psychiatric nurse1SPU-Kampala

Application procedure

Hard copy applications should be addressed and delivered to;

Mr. Wilfred Kwebiiha. 2nd Floor The Guardian Building, Plot 67A, Spring Road Bugolobi(Opposite ABSA Bank Bugolobi)

Soft copy applications and Attachments scanned as a single PDF or MS Word document can be sent to Email: admin@safeplacesuganda.com

Please include your Telephone number and email address on the application.

Documents should include; Detailed curriculum, copies of academic certificates and transcripts

Deadline for receiving applications is: 30th July, 2022, 5pm. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

 Job TitleClinical supervisor
 Reports to:Chief Operations Officer
 Supervises:Psychologist, PCOs, Nursing & Lab staff
 Job SummaryParticipating, supporting and supervising the clinical team in implementation of the policies and programs, in line with the vision of SPU
 Duties & ResponsibilitiesProvision of psychiatric services to both in patients and out patients (Assess, diagnose, manage mental health patients).Ensure provision of psychopharmacological services to clients while maintaining proven and high standards of MHPSS practiceDirect Coordination and supervision of clinical staff under their supervision.Evaluate clinical staff activities and performance to ensure that they meet their targetsEnsure that medicines, medical supplies and other clinical supplies are stocked and stocks well monitoredDevelop capacity of other clinical staff in the unit through continuous professional development initiatives and mentorshipImplementation of the Centre clients’ admission, progress evaluation and Discharge proceduresMaintain a good record keeping system and ensure that client files and documentation is up to dateUndertake continuous monitoring and evaluation of the centre activities and programs for effectivenessOrganise weekly, monthly, quarterly meeting for clinical staff and ensure timely management reporting for the UnitCoordinate Specialists visits, client reviews and referral protocol for clientsEnsuring   the    Interpretation    and    implementation    of    specialists’ recommendationsEnsure all clients have treatment plans, and that they are reviewed periodically to suit the individual client needsEstablishment and maintenance of a well organised therapeutic environment to facilitate recovery.Attending to patients respectfully in accordance with ethical standards and  Safe places guidelines.Liaise with other staff at the centre and provide any necessary support in dealing with patients (Client responsiveness)Support the team in Business Development initiatives, community awareness campaigns aimed at raising demand for Mental Health servicesAny other duties that may be assigned from time to time in line with SPU vision.
 QualificationsHonours degree in Human medicine (MBChB), Master’s degree in clinical psychology from a reputable institutionMasters of Medicine in Psychiatry is an added advantageRegistration with the relevant professional body and valid practicing licenceTwo years (2) of experience in similar role in clinical, primary health care or hospital setting
2Job TitlePsychologist
 Reports to:Clinical supervisor
 Supervises:Counsellors, Recovery coaches, Therapy, External facilitators
 Job SummaryProvision of Psychological interventions for clients and implementation of the policies and programs in line with the vision of SPU
 Duties & ResponsibilitiesAssessing the mental and emotional states of clients, and administering appropriate treatment interventions (Assess, diagnose and Manage mental disorders)Provision of professional counselling services to both in patients and out patients.Coordinating, supervising and evaluating counselling staffImplementation of the centre’s psycho education curriculumImplementation of the Centre’s client admission and Discharge proceduresMaintain a good record keeping system and ensure that client files and documentation is up to dateOrganising and facilitating family progress and support meetingsOrganise weekly, monthly, quarterly meeting for psychosocial staff and management reports accordinglyImplementing capacity building initiatives of the team through continuously professional development and mentorship.Ensuring    the    Interpretation    and    implementation    of     doctors’ recommendationsEnsure all clients have treatment plans that are constantly reviewed to suit the individual client needsConstantly review client progress with your team and activate referral protocols if need beEstablishment and maintenance of a well organised therapeutic environment with relevant therapeutic activities to facilitate recovery.Attending to patients respectfully in accordance with Safe places guidelines.Liaise with other staff at the centre and provide any necessary support in handling patients (Client responsiveness).Support the team in Business Development through marketing the Safe places Brand
  xvii.      Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by senior authorities.
 QualificationsMaster’s degree in clinical psychology from a reputable institutionRegistration with professional bodies and practising licenceAt least Two (2) Years minimum of experience in similar role in a clinical, primary health care or hospital setting
3Job TitlePsychiatric Clinical Officer
 Reports to:Clinical Supervisor
 Supervises:Psychiatric Nurses
 Job SummaryProvision of clinical services to clients and implementation of the plans and policies of SPU
 Duties & ResponsibilitiesProvision of psychiatric services to both in patients and out patients (Assess, diagnose, manage mental health patients).Ensure provision of psychopharmacological services to clients while maintaining proven and high standards of MHPSS practiceImplementation of the Centre clients’ admission, progress evaluation and Discharge proceduresMaintain a good record keeping system and ensure that client files and documentation is up to dateEnsuring   the    Interpretation    and    implementation    of    specialists’ recommendationsEnsure all clients have treatment plans, and are reviewed periodically to suit the individual client needsEstablishment and maintenance of a well organised therapeutic environment to facilitate recovery.Plan and implement Referral protocols of clients to other specialistsAttending to patients respectfully in accordance with ethical standards and  Safe places guidelines.Liaise with other staff at the centre and provide any necessary support in handling patients (Client responsiveness)Support the team in Business Development initiatives, community awareness campaigns aimed at raising demand for Mental Health servicesAny other duties that may be assigned from time to time in line with SPU vision.
 QualificationsDiploma in Psychiatry clinical medicineAt least 2 years working experience in a clinical setting
4Job TitleMental Health Counsellors
 Reports to:Clinical supervisor
 Supervises:Trainee Counsellors, Therapists
 Job SummaryProvision of Psychotherapy to clients as well as implementation of the plans and programs of SPU
 Duties & ResponsibilitiesConducts intake screening and assessments through interviews with patients and relatives to gather case historyCounsel clients and their families in individual or group sessions using appropriate skills/techniquesTogether with other professionals generate treatment plans for the clients and periodically review plansEnsure implementation of the clients’ individualized treatment and recovery plansWork on Referral protocols of clients to other specialistsAssists the client in understanding the nature of the emotional disturbances and accepting the need for treatmentAssists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and patientsDocuments all patient information on client files and follows physician’s written ordersMaintains patient confidentialityParticipate in individual or group counsellor supervisionRoutine progress reporting on client’s progress (Daily, weekly, monthly etc)Follow up on clients after discharge (After care)Maintains accurate records and documentation of patient progress, according to standard medical recordkeepingProvides courteous, high quality service to patients and members of the public by personally responding to requests for serviceAny other duties assigned in line with Safe places Mission
 QualificationsMust have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, social work or related Humanities award from a recognized institutionMasters in any discipline of psychology & Counselling, specialised training in mental Health & addiction treatment, Training in various techniques/Therapies is an added advantage Must be registered with the relevant professional body At least Two (2) years working experience in a clinical setting
5Job TitlePsychiatric Nurse
 Reports to:PCO (Level one), Clinical Supervisor (Level Two)
 Supervises:None
 Job SummaryProvision of nursing services to clients in line with policies and Programs of SPU
 Duties & ResponsibilitiesConducts intake assessments through interviews with patients and relatives to gather case historyPlans and provides nursing care for patientsMake nursing diagnosis of the medical and emotional status of patients and recommend treatment options
  Consults with psychiatrists and other behavioural health specialists in designing appropriate treatment plans for clientsEnsure implementation of the clients’ treatment plansOrient clients on Hospital policy upon admission for treatmentAdministers and notes reactions to psychotropic drugs and other medicationsArranges further medical attention when necessaryAssists the client in understanding the nature of the emotional disturbances and accepting the need for treatmentAssists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and patientsTest for vital signs of pain and ensures treatment of painDocuments all patient information on medical charts and follows physician’s written ordersMaintains patient confidentialityMaintains accurate records and documentation of patient treatments, immunizations, and laboratory results according to standard medical recordkeepingPerforms administrative assignments such as filing, typing and completing progress notes in the filing systemProvides courteous, high quality service to patients and members of the public by personally responding to requests for serviceImplement the Set clients’ schedulesAny other Duties assigned to fulfil SPU Mission
 QualificationsMust have a diploma in Psychiatric nursing from a recognized institutionMust be registered with the relevant professional councilAt least 2 years working experience in primary health care settingsExperience in information management
 Cross cutting CompetencesHonest, hard-working and self-motivated individualAbility to maintain appropriate professional image, composure and effectiveness under pressure and changing conditionsPossesses good judgement, problem solving & Analytical skillsExcellent interpersonal, oral, written communication skills, public speaking and meeting facilitation and Computer SkillsHaving concern for quality standards, ethics and integrityAbility to work on short notice (Call of duty may be require)Ability to work as an individual with minimal supervision and within the team setting