Teen Mom Counselor at Youth for Christ (YFC) Rwanda(Deadline : 30 November 2021)

Teen Mom Counselor at Youth for Christ (YFC) Rwanda(Deadline : 30 November 2021)

ORGANISATION: Youth For Christ/Rwanda

YOUTH FOR CHRIST/RWANDA is a missionary movement entrusted with a global vision and committed to a mission of youth evangelism, discipleship, social involvement, and leadership development.

Rwanda is faced with a challenge of high teenage pregnancy rates. Many of these young moms face stigma and rejection from their families and community at large. Teen moms drop out of school and lose hope for the future not to mention high probabilities of many of them terminating their pregnancies. It is against this background that YFC/RWANDA seeks to hire a counselor to serve in its Crisis Pregnancy Ministry.

 Teen Mom Counselor (1 position)

 Location: Youth For Christ North Western Chapter (Rubavu)

 Nature of Contract: INDEFINITE

Job Profile 

Job Title:Teen Mom Counselor

Supervisor(s): The YFC/RWANDA social ministries coordinator.

Job Summary:                                                                                                                                       

The Teen Mom Counselor ensures the emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of the teen moms at the Rubavu Teen Mom and Infant Center. The counselor ensures that the teen moms are introduced to the redemptive gospel of Jesus Christ and are given opportunities to be His followers. Our joy would be to see these girls’ becoming followers of Jesus Christ, committed to keep their pregnancies and protect their babies, integrated in their communities, and able to learn skills that help them to be productive citizens.

Requirements:

  • Follower of Jesus Christ and actively involved in a local church.
  • A high level of emotional intelligence.
  • A high level of flexibility and patience.
  • Passionate about serving young people.
  • University degree in clinical psychology, counseling, social work, or a related field.
  • Prior experience in counseling.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Proficient with Microsoft word, excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda.
  • Fluency in French is an added advantage.
  • Skills in counseling.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Listening skills

Responsibilities:

  • Identify the teen moms in the North Western Chapter whom the center will serve.
  • Assess teen mom needs through detailed conversations, interviews, and observation.
  • Design appropriate plans and strategies for meeting emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual needs of the teen moms.
  • To ensure their reintegration in the community, equipped with skills that help them to be productive citizens, thus restoring their dignity;
  • Ensure that the teen moms are introduced to the redemptive gospel of Jesus Christ and are given opportunities to be His followers.
  • Provide discipleship opportunities to teen moms and expecting teenagers.
  • Help teen moms to set life goals for both themselves and their kids.
  • Provide counseling to the teen moms.
  • Monitor and Keep records of teen mom progress and adjust treatment plans accordingly.
  • Elaborate and present monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Liaise with relatives of teen moms, colleagues, and other professionals where need be and appropriate to ensure that the teen moms receive the best services.
  • Create a safe environment in which pregnant teens can discuss their hopes and fears.
  • Pay home visits to pregnant teens and teen moms with a view to further understand their environment and needs.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all conversations held with pregnant teens and teen moms.
  • Act as a bridge and advocate between pregnant teens, teen moms, and all stakeholders.

Interested candidates to the above position are requested to submit their applications addressed to the Youth For Christ/Rwanda National Director, at the YFC/RWANDA main office at Kibagabaga not later than Tuesday, the 30th November 2021 at 5:00PM including:

  • Application letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae bearing at least three referees;
  • Recommendation letter from their church;
  • Copies of Degree and academic transcripts;
  • Photocopy of Rwandan Identity card or Passport for foreigners.

Done at Kigali on the 22nd  November, 2021 By:

Luc Dushimerugaba

Deputy National Director and Ministries Director

Youth For Christ Rwanda

 

Contact Tel.   + 250 788587168

                        + 250 725758997

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