Psychology Capacity Strengthening Specialist

Project Description

The AO Alianța Creștină “Moldova Fără Orfani” (ACMO) in Moldova has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Psychology Capacity Strengthening Specialist. ACMO’s mission is to see vulnerable children in safe and loving families and a Moldovan society moving towards family-based care. AO ACMO at the moment has identified two major challenges for which they have requested support: 1. A lack of hands-on resources and documents to help establish a more straightforward approach to the work of the professionals in the field of psychology and social assistance; 2. A strong need for the elevation of skills of professionals in the field of psychology and social assistance.

The PCRV will support the local partner in formulating, implementing, and evaluating therapy programs for clients and in developing systems that will ensure that modification of formulations and treatments are made to meet the needs of specific populations or specific needs, whilst maintaining compliance to treatment protocol, best practices and ensuring therapy drift is monitored. The PCRV will also support designing and developing hands-on resources and documents to help establish a more straightforward approach to the work of the professionals in the field of psychology and social assistance.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Moldova together as a group. While the whole group's departure dates could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

AO Alianța Creștină “Moldova Fără Orfani” (ACMO)

Required Skills

● Bachelor’s degree in psychology or mental health nursing
● Training in clinical supervision
● Experience teaching/training professional content to adults and developing teaching/training materials
● Professional experience applying cognitive and behavioral treatment
● Knowledge of models of psychopathology
● Demonstrated experience in the field of child welfare
● Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
● Strong computer proficiency
● Good interpersonal skills

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Serving in Moldova

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Medical Considerations

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