Trauma specialists, Africa


Trauma specialists, Africa

Are you experienced in trauma healing and counselling and feeling a call to use your skills in a new setting?

Our partners in East and Central Africa need mental health professionals with experience in trauma to offer local training.

  • Are you a mental health professional?
  • Do you have experience in dealing with patients who have experienced trauma?

You will need to be confident in training others while being willing to listen and learn from the local context.

A strong sense of integrity, cultural sensitivity and ability to maintain confidentiality is required.

You will need an active faith which informs your practice.

A degree or qualification in a relevant field, such as mental health nursing, social work, psychology or trauma therapy, is desirable.


We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of the people we serve, our partners, our volunteers, and our staff. We believe that every child or adult we come into contact with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm and abuse. Our recruitment and selection processes are in line with our Safeguarding Policy and the SCHR Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, which CMS is a member of as part of our commitment to safeguarding.    


Our core values of being pioneering, relational, faithful and evangelistic are integral to everything we do, and we work hard to ensure that every member of staff is valued, supported and encouraged to continually learn and develop their skills.

Ready for the next step? Contact us today.

To apply

Church Mission Society places individuals, couples and families in over 45 countries around the world as we seek to make disciples at the edges. Our placements are self-funding with extensive support in fundraising given to those who serve long-term (four years or longer). All placements are subject to DBS clearance. Church Mission Society is only able to directly test the calling of those who are rooted in UK/European churches.

Terms and conditions depend upon the location of each opening and the duration of the placement offered. Short-term opportunities (four months to two years) are self-funded, with CMS offering residential, cross-cultural training. Long-term mission partners serve for four to six years minimum.