PAE, Inc Senior Advisor - Mental Health in Arlington, Virginia
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Senior Advisor - Mental Health
This position is not a current vacancy and is contingent upon availability and is located in Afghanistan.
Mental Health Consultant will provide technical leadership and demonstrate expertise in mentoring with an overall focus on the growth and development of an Afghan-led Mental Health Program within CSSP with a clear emphasis on the advancement, and the delivery, of mental health services within the Afghan Correctional System.
The candidate will be closely involved in the development, mentoring, training, and consulting of the Medical Directorate of the General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Centers (GDPDC) in matters affecting correctional healthcare nationwide.
The candidate will collaborate with leadership within the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Interior, NGO’s and GDPDC to support the mission’s recommendations for improving healthcare within the Afghan Correctional System.
Effectively monitor, evaluate, and improve the Pol-i-Charkhi Prison Mental Health Unit, Chemical Dependency Treatment, and Infectious Disease Unit as well as fully develop the Prison Psychosocial Department and Prison Hospital to ensure quality healthcare is provided to all prisoners. He/she will develop a strong relationship with Afghan counterparts to ensure strategies are implemented in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.
The candidate will also possess the ability to provide individualized consultations to management concerning psychological, and/or behavioral conditions that may impact personnel in high-risk environments.
He/she will have extensive knowledge of consulting in Mental Health or Correctional Health in developing nations.
Work with minimal supervision overseeing ongoing projects, providing technical leadership, monitor and reporting progress on objectives to management.
Strengthen the capacity of local counterparts in understanding and implementing evidence-based psychosocial interventions and approaches. - Develop capacity building strategies to enhance program quality, coordination, and monitoring and evaluation. - Develop training materials and protocols in line with international standards and evidenced based practices in psychosocial rehabilitation. - Promote the advancement of Mental Health, Substance Addiction, and Disability programs throughout the Afghan Correctional System. - Identify, procure, and donate health-related equipment and supplies to advance health and wellness in prisons.
Mentor Afghan Correctional staff and Afghan Prison Command staff on Mental Health best practices with an emphasis on building rehabilitative programs.
Leads and mentors Afghan Mental Health Team staff in the performance of their respective job duties.
At least five (5) years full-time professional experience working in corrections, psychiatric facilities, law enforcement, parole or probation departments, psychology, social work, or related experience.
A Master's degree in social work, counseling, clinical psychology, or closely related field; PLUS, two (2) years’ experience in the direct treatment and care of mentally ill prisoners; Licensure as a Psychologist, Social Worker, Marriage/Family Therapist or Mental Health Counselor licensed to practice independently from any of the 50 states is required, with current license status presented upon hire. Or, the candidate must possess a Ph.D. in a social science field with experience working directly with corrections or law enforcement, in a Program Director capacity with three (3) years’ experience overseeing a corrections rehabilitation program or similar project.
Demonstrated diplomatic management and interpersonal skills working within a diverse organization, local ministries, community organizations, and/or medical community stakeholders.
International corrections experience in healthcare.
Strong technical writing skills
Strong familiarity with hospital or correctional infirmary protocols, healthcare delivery, psychiatric diagnosis and treatment protocols, psychotropic medications, and related healthcare policy development.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. Also must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.
Skilled with programs of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Experienced management skills. Plans, guides, and implements organizational assessment processes, and assesses work plans in assigned areas.
Excellent, interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize multiple projects at once while maintaining a high level of attention to detail and provide structured recommendations to improve future processes and results.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to conduct senior level briefings and produce clear, logical, and concise products.
Must have the ability to obtain an MRPT.
Must be a U.S. citizen.
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