Position Title: MHPSS Counsellor

Activation Date: 11 July, 2024   Announced Date: 11 July, 2024   Expire Date: 20 July, 2024



 
Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per the salary scale
Vacancy Number: 082-2024
No. Of Jobs: 6
City: KABUL
Organization: INTERSOS
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years as counselor dealing with children, vulnerable women, and/or PwSN at least
Contract Duration: 12 months
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Education in counseling psychology, psychology, or any other related social sciences
Close date: 2024-07-20
 

About INTERSOS:

INTERSOS is an International non-profit humanitarian aid organization that works to bring assistance to people in danger, victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Established in 1992, its actions are based on the values of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equal rights and opportunities for all people and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable and the unprotected. INTERSOS is an independent association which, through its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively answer the needs of people in serious crises situations, mainly in the world's poorest regions, who are suffering, deprived of rights, dignity and essentials goods. It maintains a flexible operating structure.

 

 

Job Description:

Entails the provision of counseling and psychosocial support services to vulnerable populations, including Child Protection (CP), Women and Girls at Risk of Gender-Based Violence (WGBV), and Individuals with Specific Needs (ISN) within IDP, Returnee, and host community settings, ensuring survivor-centered approaches, confidentiality, safety protocols, and non-discriminatory.

The role involves upholding and advocating for the understanding, adherence, and implementation of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) principles to ensure the well-being and resilience of beneficiaries.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Support INTERSOS to improve the quality of specialized services provided for most vulnerable cases.
  • Ensure a correct individual psychological support for cases internally referred by INTERSOS case management teams.
  • Ensure a correct individual psychological support for cases referred by other agencies, based on the coordination, interagency support, and mutual agreements.

 

Case management

  • Provide a psychological assessment on selected cases referred by the caseworkers/social workers.
  • Provide psychological support to cases referred by the case workers in line with case plan objectives.
  • closely monitor and document the psychological recovery of cases referred by the caseworkers.
  • If needed accompany the caseworkers during the home visits.
  • Ensure the self-care program for all INTERSOS case workers.
  • Informs the Protection Officer and Project Manager about any difficulty met in INTERSOS activities implementation or problems observed in team dynamics.
  • Attend the awareness sessions arranged by CSMS & COVs, provide awareness on psychosocial stressors. Spread awareness in the community about psychosocial disorders and ways for treatment.

 

Support to collective PSS

  • Support INTERSOS staff to improve the quality of specialized services provided (specialized psychological services - group therapy, individual counseling) for different target groups, including individuals at risk.
  • Design activities with psychological purposes for vulnerable children, youth, women at risk and men attending collective PSS.
  • Support INTERSOS social workers in organizing and conducting support groups for individuals at risk centers.
  • Monitor the activities (awareness and support groups), conducted by the volunteers and social workers.
  • Be available to train on psychological support and first aid INTERSOS staff when requested.

 

Reporting

  • Produce and maintain accurate clinical records of the beneficiaries.
  • Write technical reports on specific cases identified during the individual psychological support sessions.
  • Case files and technical reports must be archived in locked and secure location; access to them should be restricted only to relevant, authorized protection program staff.
  • Set up a monitoring system to evaluate the effectiveness and the impact of the planned individual and group psychological support intervention programs on the beneficiaries.
  • Report to the supervisor any problems and/or training needs identified during the monitoring of social workers and caseworkers’ activities.
  • Provide to the supervisor a bi-weekly and monthly reports on the activities conducted.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

 

Meetings and Trainings

  • Participates in daily staff meetings.
  • Participates in weekly internal case management meetings for Case Management.
  • Compile with INTERSOS CP, PSEA and Data protection polices, Cash and case management SOPs.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality during its processing with case management beneficiaries.
 

Job Requirements:

  • 1-3 Years as counselor dealing with children, vulnerable women, and/or PwSN at least.
  • Education in counseling psychology, psychology, or any other related social sciences.
  • English, Pashto, and Dari skills are required.
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet).
  • Previous experience in working with vulnerable women and girls and coordinating with International and national organizations operating in protection in emergencies is preferable.
  • Previous experience working for an international NGO is preferable.
  • Commitment to INTERSOS principles.
  • Comply with all relevant INTERSOS policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to strict confidentiality and information management standards and protocols, sharing information only in compliance with these standards.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, with the ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from supervisor in the field.
  • Availability to be based for the full week (Saturday to Thursday) in the center location (Shina, Kamari, and Pulecharkhi health facilities of Kabul Province if asked/required) to ensure the smooth implementation of activities
 

Submission Guideline:

Respected Applicants, please visit the link below and fill in the required information.

https://forms.gle/XhQomMxai9774uyHA

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and called for a test/Interview.

Qualified People with Physical Disabilities and Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Submission Email:

https://forms.gle/XhQomMxai9774uyHA





 

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