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Field Officer, Mental Health

Date Posted
29th August 2017
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Port of Spain
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

To provide assistance to the Manager, Mental Health in the organization and execution of programmes of research

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collects information related to fields of study from published and unpublished sources.
  • Conducts surveys on subjects related to the field of mental health.
  • Assists with estimates of future needs for services and presents facts significant to the formulation of future manpower planning and service needs.
  • Conducts field visits to RHAs to collect data on mental health.
  • Assists in organizing and executing programmes of research for use as inputs into mental health studies.
  • Assists in the co-ordinating, planning and administration of project activities.
  • Assists in co-ordinating the dissemination of published materials resulting from special initiatives.
  • Engages in field work for current mental health needs assessment at the primary level.
  • Performs any other related duties that may be assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Legislation and Health Information.
  • Proficiency in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other team members and the public.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and think critically;
  • Effective planning and organizational skills;
  • Experience in the use of statistical software such as –SPSS, EPI Info.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite of Tools


Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • An Associate Degree in Social Work from an accredited University.
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ working experience in research and training in Sociology, Economics, and/ or Statistics;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience


We thank all applicants for their interest. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and experience required for the positions will be contacted.



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