• Contract
  • Erbil,Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.



Duty station:          

Refugee camps of (Darashakran, Kawergosk, Qushtapa, Basirma), and urban areas.


Summary of Position: 

The Mental Health Counselor provides expert counselling services to individuals and families, focusing on treating and preventing mental health and behavioural issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical Skills

  • Provides mental health counselling support based on organizational guidelines and best practice interventions.
  • Maintains a commitment to high ethical standards
  • Developing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship with clients that are professional, trustworthy and confidential.
  • Demonstrates exceptional clinical and therapeutic skills in supporting individuals who have experienced severe human rights abuses.
  • Demonstrates an ability to reflect on clinical strengths or weaknesses and consult with clinical supervisors to develop professionally.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with the clinical staff on potential clients to be referred to therapy.
  • Participates in advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling and problem solving in medical and mental health care for program beneficiaries.
  • Provides crisis intervention services as needed, responding promptly and effectively to clients in crisis and ensuring their safety and well-being based on the crisis intervention protocols.
  • Maintains client case record and documentation of services in a timely manner as requested by agency.
  • Participates in regular, individual and group clinical supervisions and clinical meetings.
  • Consults with program team which may include the Supervisor, Psychiatrist, and Case Manager as needed.
  • Adheres to professional clinical guidelines and procedures developed by the organization.
  • Serves clients without regard to ethnicity, gender, religion or income and abides by basic human rights principles while conducting activities associated with this position.

Program Development:

  • Assists with developing client materials.
  • Assists with developing client services package.
  • Act as a trainer during training courses

Program Coordination and Outreach

  • Provides weekly consultation regarding individual, family and group psychotherapy intervention as needed and as determined by the organization.
  • Participates in program meetings, presents at clinical case reviews and other related activities with team.
  • Participates in weekly consultations with supervisor and other related staff to review intakes and determine case acceptance.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Record and review clients’ files regularly to identify client needs, complete the defect of the files.
  • Adheres to the organization reporting format and system.
  • Report timely to the direct supervisor on client services.

Other duties and responsibilities

  • Assists other staff with issues as they arise.
  • Participates as needed in other Wchan programs.

Qualifications &  Skills


  • Minimum BA degree in psychology, preferably clinical/ counseling psychology.
  • Skill in Kurdish, Arabic language is essential; English language is a plus.
  • Knowledge of current therapy modalities and best practices in mental health treatment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Can work and stay in the other city.
  • Willingness to do extra work and as a volunteer.

How To Apply

How to apply?

¬†Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should send their CV to this email address: [email protected]


Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Deadline: 2023-03-01