Psychologist (Ref: MV052024-PSY)

Maya Vakfı Hatay,Şanlıurfa
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Job Tıtle: Psychologist

Location: Şanlıurfa, Hatay  

About Maya Vakfı

Maya Vakfı is a non-profit organization that offers mental health and psycho-social support (MHPSS) to refugee and host community children who have experienced traumatic life events, including emergencies and disasters, challenging socio-economic conditions, domestic abuse, immigration due to war, and/or losing loved ones to violence. Maya Vakfı provides trauma rehabilitation activities for children through creative workshops to encourage children to express themselves through art, music, dance, and movement activities, to helping them cope with their trauma and supporting their recovery.

Maya Vakfı is committed to protect and improve the welfare of all previous and current employees, service providers, collaborators, creating safe spaces for them and expects all employees and volunteers to fulfill this commitment. Maya Vakfı adopts a zero-tolerance policy on behaviours incompatible with the foundation’s principles including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. Maya Vakfı adopts Child Safe Standards and Principles of Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and mainstreams these principles in foundation studies. All shortlisted candidates are expected to adapt to these standards and principles, therefore, all candidates will complete stages of reference and background check that includes academic and employment history verification. Shortlisted candidates may be required to provide additional information within the scope of background check.


Main Purpose

In the aftermath of earthquake in Turkey providing psychological support to survivors according to humanitarian principles, standards and procedures in order to improve the survivors’ mental health and psychosocial well-being. Psychological support will be provided to the affected population including local and refugee community members in Hatay province where the project is implemented.


Location & Physical Conditions

The job requires to be based in Şanlıurfa and Hatay with all the other team members until 29th February, 2024 with additional well-being break based on personal needs while considering the needs on site.

High adaptability, resfectfulness and flexibility is essential both for work with MHPSS and other team members. Bearing in mind that the service providers are accommodating in post-disasters regions, staff are expected to stay in baselines where all team members spend time in common and shared spaces. Demonstrating peaceful coexistence, honesty, kindness, professionalism, non-discrimination, and a commitment to acting as a good team player whilst staying true to oneself is key to thrive.

Please let us know if you are already based in Şanlıurfa or Hatay.



The psychologist carries out her/his activity at the field, during daily regular visits in camp settings as part of the MHPSS team, directly reporting to the Program Coordinator. Individual, group and family sessions as well as capacity building training sessions are provided by the team, including for children/adolescents and adults, caregivers and members of professions.The psychologist is expected to mobilise a variety of tools and techniques during the interventions and participate to daily debriefing as well as supervision session.

The psychologist is expected to be competent in the activities listed below:

  • Assessing and providing psychological support to individuals, families, and groups according to protocols in order to improve their mental health conditions
  • Providing individual psychological counselling services for children, youth, and caregivers in need
  • Assisting and providing capacity building training to professional staff working in public entities and/or nongovernmental organization in providing services for affected population in Hatay and Şanlıurfa.
  • Assisting and providing positive parenting sessions focusing on improving awareness of child development, psychoeducation about trauma, exploration of parenting and discipline styles, and acquiring tools to identify and change negative behaviors and patterns
  • Assisting and training staff members and resourceful people - whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MH activities.
  • Working on interventions contents and adapt when necessary
  • Reporting the daily mental health activities for Monitoring & Evaluation and adapt & improve asessement tools when necessary
  • Informing the supervisor and the relevant teams about any issues or problems that may arise related to beneficiaries’ concerns in order to provide the best possible solution
  • Keeping mhpss service mapping updated for the served regions.
  • Ensuring all CP concerns that emerge on site are communicated in a timely manner and providing follow-up support to the responsible actors
  • Ensuring that all beneficiary information is kept confidential






  • Essential degree or diploma in Psychology and/or Psychological Counselling and Guidance Units.
  • Master degree is an asset.


  • (Required) Minimum 2 years of experience as a Psychologist
  • (Required) Previous field experience and/or experience with NGO’s
  • (Required) Previous work with children, trauma, loss, refugees and/or other vulnerable groups of people


  • Turkish essential. English and/or Arabic is an asset.


  • Results & quality orientation
  • Teamwork & cooperation
  • Behavioural flexibility
  • Organizational, analytical, interpersonal management skills
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles
  • Stress management

Interested candidates can send their CVs and cover letters to by writing "MV052024-PSY" Job Application to the e-mail subject


Maya Vakfı

Maya Vakfı doğal afet, pandemi, aile kaybı, göç ve zorbalık gibi sebeplerle psikolojik travmaya maruz kalmış 5-24 yaş arasındaki çocuklara ve gençlere psikososyal destek hizmetleri sunmaktadır. Özgür, güvenli ve üretken bir çocukluk yaşamış sağlıklı bireylerden oluşan bir toplum hayaliyle Haziran 2015’te faaliyete geçen Vakıf, çocukların travmayla başa çıkmalarına yardımcı olmak için Psikolojik İyileşme Becerileri (SPR) modelini sanat terapileri metodu ile birleştirip uygulayan ve bu konuda öncülük yapan tek kurumdur. Programlarının odağına öncelikle imkânı kısıtlı ve travmaya maruz kalan çocukları yerleştiren Maya Vakfı, bütüncül bir yaklaşımla çocukların hayatına etki eden kişi ve kurumların da özellikle psikolojik travma konusundaki duyarlılığını artırmak ve kapasitelerini geliştirmek üzere çalışmaktadır.

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