MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR AT ANTARA HEALTH

  • Full Time
  • NAIROBI

Company Details

Antara Health scales patient-centered health care for everyone by adding AI-assisted health navigation to make the hard parts of healthcare easy for patients and providers.

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Mental Health Counselor at Antara Health

Antara Health scales patient-centered health care for everyone by adding AI-assisted health navigation to make the hard parts of healthcare easy for patients and providers.

Mental Health Counselor

We are looking for emotionally sensitive candidates with excellent problem-solving skills who are committed to helping people better their lives. The responsibilities of a counseling psychologist include listening to patients and identifying their core problems, building strong, long-term relationships based on trust, and monitoring patient response to treatment over time, among other duties.

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Counseling psychologists should be expert problem solvers with good diagnostic skills. This requires a highly analytical mindset and the ability to understand people on a psychoanalytic level.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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  • Scheduling patient consultations.
  • Assessing patients and identifying their problems.
  • Engaging in discussion with patients and making them feel comfortable.
  • Implementing individualized treatment programs.
  • Undertaking psychometric testing.
  • Evaluating patient responses to treatment over time.
  • Organizing a long-term counseling plan that involves multiple visits.
  • Offering services to all age groups.
  • Offering both one-on-one and group counseling.
  • Keeping a detailed account of patient mental health history.
  • Being patient and building relationships based on trust.

KEY DELIVERABLES

  • High quality virtual-first psychological and emotional counseling
  • Screen all beneficiaries
  • Craft personalized management plans for all beneficiaries
  • Maintain beneficiaries’ care management plans, track progress against goals, and highlight concerns or considerations that may need to be taken into account.
  • Routine and effective ongoing care and follow-up through periodic touch points with beneficiaries to ensure that their mental health plan is on track.
  • Beneficiary education
  • Beneficiary empowerment
  • Effective participation as part of the broader clinical team
  • Follow up with partner providers for any critical and necessary information required to manage the beneficiaries’ case well, including care management plans, prescriptions, etc.
  • Maintain a log of any issues that need resolution with regard to operations, feedback on service delivery, concerns raised by beneficiaries, payers and other stakeholders.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A Degree in psychology. Preferably a Masters or PhD but not required
  • A valid license from Kenya Psychological Association
  • At least 3-5 years of clinical experience
  • Good observational skills and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Empathy and sensitivity when dealing with patients.
  • Highly analytical mindset.
  • Good diagnostic and problem-solving skills.
  • Superior written and oral fluency in Kiswahili and English required. Oral fluency in local languages is important.
  • Comfortable working in a dispersed team.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Superior communication skills, including proven listening skills, and ability to communicate appropriately in a medical setting.
  • Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to beneficiaries
  • Ability to treat beneficiaries and partners with the highest degree of respect and discretion.

To apply for this job please visit www.antarahealth.com.

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