Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation: Senior Psychosocial Professional

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 16 April, 2014
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Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is an innovator in preventing violence and building peaceful societies. The Centre adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace locally, continentally and globally.

CSVR seeks to appoint a Senior Psychosocial Professional, based in Johannesburg.

The successful candidate will provide an oversight of clinical system, ensure quality assurance of clinical work and provide psychosocial/therapeutic interventions to individuals, families and groups who are affected by violence and torture.

This is a 12 month contract.


  • Provide clinical interventions to survivors of violence and torture;
  • Ensure adherence to clinical systems and procedures;
  • Engage with M&E and model refinement processes;
  • Ensure the continual improvement of the clinical systems and process;
  • Oversee case management within the clinic;
  • Capacity building activities for students and other relevant service providers;
  • Participate in developing a referral network for service providers;
  • Coach, mentorship and quality assurance of the clinical staff;
  • Liaise with external supervisors and ensure the clinical team’s adherence to individual and group supervision;
  • Facilitate linkages between clinical and community work .


  • Qualified psychologist or social worker, registered with the relevant professional body;
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology;
  • Experience in clinical work with previous exposure to the field of traumatic stress;
  • Minimum for five years’ experience with non-governmental organisations;
  • Experience in overseeing of clinical systems, protocols and procedures;
  • Experience and exposure to M&E protocols;
  • Prior experience in providing therapy and counselling to survivors of violence and torture;
  • Good Verbal and written communications skills;
  • Experience in providing support and mentorship to other mental health/psychosocial professional;
  • Facilitation skills;
  • Analysing and problem solving skills;
  • Service orientated;
  • Counselling skills;
  • Leadership skills                  
  • Conflict Management Skills
  • Basic Human Resource Management                          
  • Planning and Organising skills

To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter with contactable references to mharry@csvr.org.za.

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For more about the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, refer to www.csvr.org.za

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