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Ukrainian/Russian/Arabic/Farsi speaking Psychosocial Specialist (m/f/d)

Social services & common good
Dienstort Freiburg im Breisgau
Employment relationship Full-time/ part-time
Published on 22.11.2023

IsraAID Germany e. V.

IsraAID Germany e. V. is a non-political humanitarian aid organization that works in and outside Germany to support people who have experienced suffering and emergency situations. Our various projects use a holistic working methodology that combines psychosocial support, empowerment work and, in particularly acute emergency situations, humanitarian aid deliveries to help affected people transition from crisis to reconstruction, rehabilitation and a sustainable way of life. Our work is carried out by a multicultural team of specialists.

For our project “Navigation Baden-Württemberg” we are looking for a specialist for 20-40 hours per week from 01.01.2024 to provide psychosocial support for refugees in Ukrainian, Russian, Arabic or Farsi. This is a temporary position until 31.12.2024 with the possibility of a potential extension.

The advertised position offers excellent opportunities to gain an insight into the work of a professional humanitarian aid organization in the areas of emergency aid and trauma. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team of social pedagogues, psychologists and psychotherapists and help with the psychosocial support of refugees. In Freiburg, you will work closely with the experts at a psychosocial center.


• Psychosocial counselling, crisis intervention and stabilization of refugee adults in individual and group sessions and open consultation hours in the psychosocial counselling center and in cooperation with actors in the support system

• Training: Identification of training needs, planning and implementation of workshops and capacity building activities for external service providers and in coordination with the organization and team members. Creation of work plans, documentation of activities and processes

• Close cooperation with the psychosocial center and the respective reception

• Documentation and evaluation

• Participation in project team meetings and overall team meetings

• Close cooperation with the project coordinators

• Exchange and consultation with the organization’s professional circles


• Studies: psychotherapist, psychologist, etc.

• Knowledge and practical experience in trauma therapy, trauma pedagogy, especially for posttraumatic stress disorder and depression or systemic counseling

• Ukrainian, Russian, Arabic or Farsi on a business fluent basis

• Fluent English or German (B2)

• Experience in working with refugees and/or in a humanitarian context is an advantage

• Ability to work in a team, close cooperation with the project teams

• High degree of independence, structured way of working, reliability and great interest in working in a culturally diverse environment

• Willingness to work in a dynamic context


• A responsible and varied job in a dynamic NGO

• The opportunity to stand up for other people

• A culturally diverse working environment and a highly motivated team

• Flexible working hours

• The offer of regular participation in further education and training as well as regular individual consulting sessions and supervision

• The opportunity to individually shape your professional and personal development with us

Have we sparked your interest?

Then send your complete application documents (cover letter, CV, certificates and references) to Ms. Mettler with your possible starting date still December 31, 2023. We reserve the right to conduct discussions before the application deadline has expired.

You can find further information about the work and the association on our website.

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