CPT INTERNATIONAL: CPT Seeks Psychosocial Care Coordinator

31 October 2016
CPT INTERNATIONAL: CPT Seeks Psychosocial Care Coordinator

Christian 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: up to $24,000 USD annually

Location: flexible; international travel required

Start Date:  January 1, 2017

Application Deadline: November 30, 2016

Please send resumé and statement of motivation to: program@cpt.org. Full job description available upon request. 

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 love.

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 – Position-specific:

  • 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 required.  Fluency in Spanish, Arabic, Sorani 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 - General:

  • 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 settings

Understanding of and willingness to participate in decision-making by consensus while nurturing a culture of communication and consultation