Psychosocial Counselor

December 27, 2023
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Job Description

About Islamic Relief Worldwide Afghanistan:

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is an international, non-profit, non-governmental humanitarian relief organization headquartered in Birmingham, UK. With over 23 years of dedicated service in Afghanistan, IRW provides emergency relief and implements life-changing development projects for vulnerable communities. From emergency relief to education, health, and nutrition, IRW is committed to making a positive impact.

Job Description:

Job Summary:

As a Psychosocial Counselor at Islamic Relief Worldwide Afghanistan, you’ll play a crucial role in providing mental health and psychosocial support services at Safe Healing Centers (SHCs) levels. Your responsibilities include offering psycho-social support and psychological first aid to survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), trauma, and natural disasters. This role involves conducting individual and group counseling, awareness programs, and ensuring safe and confidential referrals to relevant service providers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Provide psycho-social support (PSS) and psychological first aid (PFA) to survivors of disaster trauma, GBV, and natural disasters.
  2. Conduct screening and assessments on psychological trauma.
  3. Raise community awareness on GBV prevention, trauma, psychosocial support, Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE), and separated/unaccompanied children.
  4. Facilitate individual and group counseling sessions.
  5. Implement GBV health protocol responses for survivors.
  6. Promote Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) through orientation for community influential figures.
  7. Organize recreational activities like drawing and positive storytelling for SHC clients.
  8. Collaborate with Child-Friendly Spaces, Women Safe Space staff, Child Protection Action Networks (CPANs), Social Workers, extenders, and other services.
  9. Attend relevant meetings as requested by supervisors.
  10. Participate in PSS/PFA and other related training programs.
  11. Maintain secure records of clients receiving counseling services and submit reports to designated personnel.
  12. Provide training for health frontline service providers on safe and confidential referrals.
  13. Support social mobilizers in conducting awareness sessions for project beneficiaries.
  14. Undertake any other project-related tasks assigned by the project officer.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor in Psychology
  • Functional Area: Health Care
Submission Guideline:

If you’re a qualified candidate, passionate about making a positive impact, submit your cover letter and updated CV to Psychosocial Counselor | The closing date for applications is 27 December 2023. Clearly state the Vacancy Announcement number and position title in the subject line. Late applications will not be considered, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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