CPT INTERNATIONAL: CPT Seeks Psychosocial Care Coordinator


10 October 2016
CPT INTERNATIONAL: CPT Seeks Psychosocial Care Coordinator

Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is accepting expressions of interest for the full-time position
of: Psychosocial Care Coordinator. 

 Team: Independent Consultant accountable to CPT’s Administrative Team

Reports to Program Director

Terms: Independent Consultant, full-time, 40 hours/week, three-year appointment

Compensation: to be negotiated

Location: flexible; international travel required

Start Date: 1 December 2016

: 30 October 2016 

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 Position Summary:

This full-time (40 hours/week) position
supports CPT’s efforts to resource the well-being of its workers.  It entails providing
independent spiritual and psychosocial support for CPT members whose work
involves physical rigor, communication in crisis situations, and exposure to
violence and trauma. 

Responsibilities include 1) providing group support to all CPT teams; 2)
coordinating CPT’s Circle of Care (network of volunteer counselors and healers);
3) developing organizational structures that foster a culture of sustainable care
in peace work; 4) working with CPT staff to coordinate holistic responses to
team needs.  

The position involves international travel to project sites and some
organizational meetings. 

Description of Organization:

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is an international non-profit organization dedicated
to building partnerships to transform violence and oppression in situations of lethal conflict around the
world.  We are committed to
work and relationships that: 1) honor and reflect the presence of faith and
spirituality, 2) strengthen grassroots initiatives, 3) transform structures of
domination and oppression, and 4) embody creative nonviolence and liberating

CPT understands violence to be rooted in systemic
structures of oppression.  We are
committed to undoing oppressions within our own lives and in the policies and
practices of our organization. 

CPT is a Christian-identified organization with
multi-faith, spiritually diverse membership. 
We seek individuals who are capable, responsible and rooted in
faith/spirituality to work for peace as members of violence-reduction teams
trained in the disciplines of nonviolence. 
Information about our
current peacemaking work in Canada, Colombia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Palestine is
available on our website at www.cpt.org.


Qualifications –

  • Education
    and experience with trauma counseling
  • Education
    and/or experience with group dynamics and conflict transformation
  • Experience working with people from a variety of faith/spiritual backgrounds
  • Experience
     or affinity with peace and justice activism
  • Ability
    to appropriately navigate needs for both transparency and confidentiality
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish required.  Fluency in Arabic, Kurdish, and/or Ojibwe a plus
  • Proficient with e-mail, telephone, conference call, and
    video-conferencing as primary tools of work communication across continents
  • Able to:
  • work independently and
    collaboratively as part of a globally dispersed team
  • travel across international borders
    • Must be over age 21
    • Non-CPT members must participate in CPT’s month-long training
      program as part of their orientation


Qualifications –

  • Commitment to CPT’s mission,
    vision, and values
  • Commitment to support nonviolent peacemaking as part of a team in a
    context of intense conflict and oppression
  • Grounding in faith/spirituality
  • Experience in and commitment to dismantling racism, sexism, heterosexism
    and other oppressions; awareness of ways that oppressions intersect;
    sensitivity to ways oppression operates differently in different cultural
  • Understanding of and willingness
    to participate in decisionmaking by consensus while nurturing a culture of
    communication and consultation

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Will you host a dinner party for CPT?

CPT really needs your support in raising $10k in September. Unfortunately, we are behind our financial targets and need your help. We want to dedicate the month of September to bringing people together around the dinner table. You can choose the date, who you invite and what you cook (though our teams have some great recipes prepared!) We’d love to hear if you’d be interested. 

There’s no commitment needed at this stage.

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