Kurdistan Save the Children

Clinical Psychologist

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Job Overview

About KSC:  

Kurdistan Save the Children (KSC), established in 1991, is a non-profit organization based in Sulaymaniyah, dedicated to providing assistance without regard to race, gender, traditions, political, or religious affiliation. Our non-political and non-sectarian approach guides our work with children, focusing on child protection, sponsorship, health, and education initiatives. Regardless of background or circumstances, our mission is to contribute directly or indirectly to a better future for children by addressing their diverse medical, social, economic, and educational needs. At KSC, we prioritize equality, operate with transparency, and emphasize our commitment to being non-political and non-sectarian. Join us in our mission to create a brighter and more promising future for children, fostering positive change and lasting impact in the communities we serve. 


About the Education Program: 

The primary objective of the education program at KSC is to ensure equitable access to education and provide necessary assistance to children, promoting their early development and fostering positive learning practices. KSC aims to achieve this by empowering local educational stakeholders with child development expertise and services, bridging gaps to offer more educational opportunities to children from diverse backgrounds. 

Kurdistan Save the Children oversees various initiatives aimed at improving children’s education, including the operation of five Children’s Activity Centers across the Kurdistan Region (Arbat, Chwarta, Hassar), Shahid Jabbar High School, Educational Training Centre for Children with Special Needs, and Kaziwa Kindergarten in the Arbat Refugee camp. 

The Children’s Activity Centers (known as Kaziwa) offer a wide range of courses such as computer skills, art, tennis, theatre, crafts, graphic design, library usage, dance, English language instruction, music, and Kurdish folk orchestra training. 

These Centers are accessible throughout the year to children aged 6 to 14, serving as an inclusive space where children can participate in recreational and educational activities under the guidance of trained staff. Given their significance within their respective communities, these Centers often represent the sole available space for children’s use in the region, acting as the sole non-formal educational hub. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

We are seeking a compassionate and skilled Clinical Psychologist to join our team. The Clinical Psychologist will play a pivotal role in providing assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic interventions for children with special needs and their families. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong clinical expertise, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality and professionalism. 

  • Conduct psychological assessments to evaluate children’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning. 
  • Provide evidence-based therapeutic interventions, including individual and family therapy, to support children and their families in coping with emotional and behavioral challenges. 
  • Monitor progress and adjust treatment plans as needed to ensure optimal outcomes. 
  • Offer guidance and support to parents/caregivers, empowering them to effectively manage their child’s needs. 
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date clinical documentation in accordance with professional standards and regulatory requirements. 


Education and Work Experience Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or a related field. 
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Clinical Psychologist is a plus. 
  • Proven experience working with children with special needs and their families. 
  • Strong assessment, diagnostic, and therapeutic skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage with children, families, and multidisciplinary teams. 
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism in all interactions. 
  • Proficiency in Kurdish and English and Arabic languages preferred. 

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