volunteer job -mental health advisor - psychiatrist in harare

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job type
voluntary
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job details

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location
harare, mashonaland east
job category
Health & Social Care, Practitioner & Technician
job type
voluntary
reference number
JOB0113235
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job description

The goal of this job is to provide a technical support to mentally detained patients at the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS). The overall placement objective is to contribute towards the inclusion of detained mental health inmates in the provision of quality health programming by practicing forensic psychiatry. This role will capacitate ZPCS to assess and treat of mentally defective offenders, support writing affidavits for the Criminal mental patients who are now stable and prepare patients Detained Mental Patients for special board and mental health review tribunal.

About VSO

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Allowance and accommodation All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which mean accommodation varies and will be basic.

skills

- A university medical degree in Psychiatry (Forensic psychiatry is an added advantage) - A minimum of five years progressive professional experience in Forensic Psychiatry - Experience of working in Correctional facilities is an added advantage; Essential skills - Documentation Skills - Analysing Information - Decision Making, - Excellent listening and Verbal Communication