Psychologist Counselor :

Psychologist Counselor

Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE) - For a Child’s Smile is a non-profit organization founded by Christian and Marie-France des Pallières, operating in Cambodia since 1995. Its mission is to help children escape from destitution and lead them to decent, skilled and well-paid jobs.

Recognized by the local authorities, PSE is working in respect of the country with the Cambodians and thus supports sustainable development.

Six main programs – adapted to the needs of the children – have been developed: food, health, protection, education & schooling, vocational training and help for families.

PSE helps more than 6,500 children and more than 6,000 graduates from PSE Vocational Training program graduates have already successfully integrated the job market with a real qualified position. PSE employs more than 650 people in Cambodia (Phnom Penh mainly) and 6 staff at the headquarters in France. 400 volunteers in different countries are actively working on making the organization known through fundraising donations and sponsorships.

In 2000, PSE received the French Human Rights Prize from the French Republic.

Phnom Penh
Starting date:
Job description:

She / he will be responsible to provide clinical counselling to students who are facing psychological issues and provide trainings on psychological thematic to students and staff members. She / he will work in a multidisciplinary way with other PSE departments. 


1. Helping set up and support the devices of clinical follow-up for students and their family 

● Ensures consultation and assessment interviews and evaluates indications of support if needed 
● Carries out psychological evaluations and assessments which allow him to assess the need for psychological care 
● Sets up and animates support groups between students / students and family: artistic and/or cultural mediation, discussion groups 
● Supports social and educative teams in proposing trainings regarding mental health thematic throw games, expression activities and help developing support materials 
● Activities are defined, implemented and monitored under the authority of the line manager 
● Respects psychologist intervention ethics 
● Her / His actions aims at the interests of the students, while respecting their rights and those of their family 

2. To work in relationship with the various internal/external services of PSE (pedagogical, social and other) and to support the work of these teams within the framework​ of their activity with the students and their families.

● Discusses and analyses the demand from other departments regarding the cases referred to the Psychology service 
● Participates in reflection regarding the care and multi-disciplinary follow-up of PSE students 
● Reports chosen elements from his interventions, their scope and the conclusions of the analyses/evaluations/observations on a regular basis, during multi-disciplinary meetings 
● Shares and supports reflections about the problems faced by the teams concerning their work with some students through her/his technical expertise 
● Collaborates with any departments/services with managers and/or staff of PSE in order to develop supporting tools and problems solving  
● Collaborates with NGOs, universities, organizations working in the field of psychology, associations in psychology, mental health professionals (foreign or Khmer) and others, to orientate students for evaluations or  specific follow up regarding cases if needed.

3. Training and supervision 

● Gets actively involved in a supervision process, to reflect on her/his professional practice and for a better understanding of the situations followed-up during counselling sessions 
● Self-actualization to update of her/his knowledge in psychology in the following fields:  
 -  Psychopathology of the child and the teenager 
 - Practice of clinical counselling and therapeutic follow up through individual and group activities (art therapy, systemic therapy, psychodrama…) 
 -  Practice of clinical evaluation and testing  
● Designs and provides trainings on Psychology thematic and Mental Health Care Awareness to staff and students 
● Trains and supervises Resource Persons in PSE 


4. Administration Task 

● Prepares weekly, monthly report to manager 
● Prepares quarterly report to manager 
● Prepares semi and annual report for PSE 
● Writing and keeping on counselling reports on well and safety 



● Bachelor in Psychology and Master Degree in Clinical Psychology, Specialized in Child Development 


● Three years and strong experiences in Psychology Field, Drug Prevention and Psychological Counselling 
● Experience as Child psychologist and at least 3 years of practice in counselling children 


● Khmer fluently read, spoken, written 
● Good command of written and spoken English. French is a plus. ● Computer literate (E-mail, Outlook, Ms.Word, Excel, PowerPoint…) 
● Needs’ and demands’ analysis 
● Excellent interpersonal communication skills,  ability to work in a team and adaptive to a diverse team working environment 

Contrat local
Details and contact : for comprehensive information concerning PSE
Applications with cover letter and resume should be sent to
Recruitment team contact: 093 617 555 Telegram: