Sunday, November 22, 2015

Mental Health Intern


Introduction
Compañeros en Salud (CES) is an affiliate of Partners In Health's in Chiapas, Mexico. The organization’s mission is to build a primary health care model of excellence in rural Mexico. To learn more about the organization and its mission, as well as the location and living conditions of our site please visit http://www.companerosensalud.mx. The PIH website offers additional context www.pih.org.
CES strives to create intern positions that serve the organization’s mission and priorities as well as provide a substantive learning experience. These program intern roles contribute to key service and research functions of the organization, and are not clinical in nature. Each position is located in Chiapas, Mexico and designed to include a mix of coordination work in the CES office and fieldwork in the community. These roles are ideal for a medical or graduate student taking a gap year, a recent college graduate exploring global health, or a mid-career professional interested in exploring a global health career.
All applicants should have high proficiency in Spanish, and be able to confidently carry out work conversations exclusively in Spanish. CES also looks for applicants who have a demonstrated ability to adapt to rural conditions, such as candidates who have lived in a resource-poor or rural area previously or who have participated in wilderness or camping activities.
Support to Intern
CES is able in most cases to provide housing and any work-related transport once on site. CES is NOT able to defray the cost of flights to Chiapas or to provide stipends to volunteers. If you plan to apply for travel or financial support from your university, workplace, or another institution, we will collaborate with you by providing any necessary letters or site paperwork.
Period: 1 year
Start Date: Between June and July 2016
Reports to: Mental Health Coordinator
Overall Responsibilities
The Mental Health Intern will collaborate with the Mental Health Coordinator in the implementation of Mental Health activities. The main community projects of the program are the Psycoeducation Course taught to patients with depression as well as the Acompañantes (Community Health Workers). The Mental Health Intern will be asked to plan, design and/or adapt activities for dynamic educational workshops and continuing education activities for Acompañantes. In addition, s/he will help with data collection and analysis to monitor and evaluate the Mental Health program. While staying in a community, the intern will also have the opportunity to help the social service physician to improve the efficacy of healthcare through participating in the daily tasks of administering a rural, health clinic. This position is ideal for a candidate interested in mental healthcare, specifically in low-resource settings.
Specific Responsibilities
Prior to arrival
  • Familiarization with techniques used to teach the adult population (Helping Health Workers Learn by David Werner is strongly recommended)
  • Research on icebreakers and integration activities when working with groups
  • Understand the biopsycosocial model of Major Depressive Disorder
  • Familiarization with CES Psycoeducation Course. (Availabe upon request)
Upon arrival
  • Plan and develop project logistics and timelines
  • Create educational workshops and tools
  • Assist in the implementation of mental health activities
  • Carry out data collection and analysis for Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Improvement
Qualifications
  • Spanish as first language or high proficiency in speaking and writing
  • Experience in teaching adolescent or adult population in low literacy settings.
  • Experience in data collection and analysis.
  • Experience in mental health community work, strongly preferred
  • Adaptable to frequent schedule updates
  • Ability to problem-solve with limited resources.
  • Proactive and collaborative work style.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, enjoy forming relationships.
  • Experience in a low-resource or rural setting or with wilderness activities strongly preferred

HOW TO APPLY:
Application Process
To apply for one of the positions below, please send a personal statement (1 page, single spaced) and a resume or CV to voluntarios@companerosensalud.mx. Preference will be given to those applications received on or before January 10, 2016. Interviews will be conducted in Spanish.
Timeline
Application deadline: January 10, 2016 by 11:59 PM
Interviews: mid-January to late-January
Notifications: early-February

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