VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELLOR
Centre for Mental Health and Counselling – Nepal (CMC-Nepal), an NGO working in the mental health and psychosocial field, is inviting applications for the following position required in the GBV Prevention and Response Project-2nd Phase being implemented in Morang, Okhaldhunga, Udayapur, Kailali, Bajhang, Bajura, Baitadi and Achham districts with the funding support from SDC and Norwegian Embassy through UNFPA. This project runs in a consortium approach, where Ipas leads the consortium and CMC-Nepal is responsible for the implementation of the psychosocial component of the project.
Position: Psychosocial Counsellor, female candidate
No. of vacancy: 1
Location: Based in Rumjatar, Siddhicharan Municipality of Okhaldhunga district
The duration of the contract is until June 2024
The person in this position is responsible for building the capacity of the community-based psychosocial workers (CPSWs) and CPSW coordinators in providing psychosocial support and guidance as part of multi-sectoral response for GBV survivors. The person in this position is further responsible for providing psychosocial counseling to the GBV survivors through visiting families, hospital-based One Stop Crisis Management Centre, and safe houses.
- Identify and assess physical development, health, and other needs for well-being based on age, mental condition, race, ethnicity, etc. by filling up intake forms.
- Develop and prepare effective GBV response and care plans and strategies for the overall well-being, support, and counselling services of the persons in the respective project locations.
- Prepare an action plan to meet individual/ family/ group counseling/ case management.
- Facilitate/ conduct non-discriminatory survivor-centric counseling sessions.
- Prepare and suggest possible activities that are beneficial for the well-being of the GBV survivors.
- Supervise and work with GBV survivors in individual or group settings to carry out interventions based on the nature of the problem and choosing the best setting that works for the best interest of the survivor.
- Coordinate to make necessary interventions and referrals to respond promptly in sensitive cases that need additional support.
- Assess the client’s overall progress on a regular basis and encourage personal development
- Record and document individual cases and prepare case studies and success stories regularly.
- Maintain confidentiality and follow the ethics with promotion of survivor-centric learning strategies.
- Identify GBV survivors’ attitudes toward their families and community and facilitate to development of positive aspects towards their family and community and support for reintegrating them into the community.
- Deliver OCMC-based psychosocial services and plan for frequent field visits.
- Follow-up for the well-being of the GBV survivors.
- Collect, compile, and prepare a detailed qualitative/ quantitative progress report of the services delivered to GBV survivors to the supervisor on a monthly basis.
- Support to case managers, CPSWs, & CPSW coordinators as required.
- Coordinate with LGUs and district-level stakeholders.
- Any other tasks asked by CMC-Nepal/ supervisor as per need.
- Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Social Work or Public Health or PCL in General Medicine or Nursing, and be trained on a 6-month psychosocial counseling course under the NHTC or any other recognized professional organization. Candidates with an MA in Psychology or Counselling Psychology or Social Work or one who received a PGD course in Counseling Psychology will be given priority.
- At least three years of experience having worked as a psychosocial counselor, preferably with GBV survivors.
- Must be highly motivated to work in multi-cultural/ contextual, difficult, and challenging situations, and is expected to have strong leadership and coordination/ communication skills.
- Must have basic computer skills—MS Word, Excel, PPT, familiar with e-mail correspondence.
- Should be knowledgeable in writing a report in English and Nepali languages.
Salaries and benefits: As per the project agreement between Ipas and CMC-Nepal.
Application Submission: Interested candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to send their application with an up-to-date CV to the following address.
PO Box Number 5295
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.cmcnepal.org.np
Deadline for Application Submission: No later than September 24, 2023
Candidates from minority, ethnic communities, and local backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview. All the rights for recruitment, selection, and cancelation (if required) of this recruitment are reserved by CMC-Nepal.