The Advocates Abroad Psycho-Social Services Team is in constant need of psychologists, trauma therapists, and other medical professionals available to provide psycho-social services remotely and on the ground, in Greece, Italy, Turkey.
Advocates on this team primarily assess and evaluate refugee clients for vulnerability in preparation for the asylum interview. The assessments can take place remotely (over Skype or phone) or on site. These Advocates further provide crisis intervention assistance, such as suicide prevention, for all refugees and asylum seekers. Lastly, these Advocates provide general mental health and trauma support to the Advocates Abroad teams.
The minimum desired availability for remote work is three months, five hours per week (approximately one evaluation per day) for a minimum two days a week.
A field based position requires a minimum availability of two weeks and is full-time.
Applications without attached cover letter will not be considered.
- Fluency in English.
- Demonstrated experience with and commitment to working with refugees and asylum seekers or other vulnerable communities is highly desirable.
- A strong sense of integrity, cultural sensitivity and ability to maintain confidentiality are required.
- Degree in a relevant field, such as nursing, social work, psychology, or trauma therapy.
About Advocates Abroad
Advocates Abroad is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to humanitarian aid in crisis zones.
Advocates, both field & remote, are local & foreign attorneys, interpreters, asylum experts and medical professionals.
Since 2016, Advocates teams have been trained and deployed to various locations to provide critical legal aid to thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in the EU and Middle East.
Advocates Abroad does not accept any form of compensation from any refugee or asylum seeker for any service provided.
Advocates Abroad serves all refugees and asylum seekers in need, without discrimination of background or identity.