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Psychosocial Counselor

CARE AFGHANISTAN
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Position Title: Psychosocial Counselor

2024-07-13        Ghazni       Full Time        262

Job Location: Ghazni
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Based on Organization Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: CARE-AF-0962
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Ghazni (Zana Khan District)
Organization: CARE AFGHANISTAN
Years of Experience: At least one-year experience in the provision of psychosocial counselling services. Experience with IDPs will be a plus point
Contract Duration: 11 Months
Gender: Female
Education: A diploma in psychosocial counselling or Bachelor’s degree in Counselling, Psychology or from a recognized entity
Close date: 2024-07-13

About CARE AFGHANISTAN:

CARE is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian humanitarian organization, extending its relief and development assistance to those in need. CARE, as an International Confederation of 13 member organizations is one of the world's largest private humanitarian organizations working in more than 90 plus, countries committed to helping communities in the developing world achieve lasting victories over poverty.

Job Descriptions:

  • Select a client-friendly and secure place/corner/room for organizing consultation and awareness-raising sessions in terms of compliance with confidentiality and privacy-related issues in the field.
  • Conduct psychosocial counseling sessions with individual or group discussions for all target and vulnerable clients and provide the required treatment and specific dignity kits including offering volunteer referral services. 
  • Keep a special focus on keeping all clients’ individual consultation & referral data/records confidential and limited to official use only.
  • Identification of most vulnerable and affected individuals in internally displaced and host communities through awareness raising, regular health education, and OPD triage and triage.
  • Report and share any unexpected issue or security-related issues immediately with a line manager or project office.
  • Work with local communities and CHWs to help MHT identify and refer vulnerable and shock-affected individuals from host communities and IDPs.
  • Advocate for local community support for minimizing further harm to the vulnerable population via awareness raising and health education.
  • Assist target communities in developing & adapting safety plans for life-threatening situations considering local context and available resources.
  • Considering the nature of work with these clients and the local context, all possible measures should be in place to ensure confidentiality & privacy-related issues of all clients to avoid any unwanted/unexpected stigma, harm, or any life-threatening condition.
  • Prepare and submit daily consultation, referral, and dignity kits distribution-related reports to the team leader/in-charge.
  • Ensure active participation in local community mobilization activities in consultation with the team leader and other MHT colleagues.
  • Maintaining close internal working coordination with other team members, project staff, and referrer community/clients’ concerns/suggestions to the line manger accordingly.

 

Safeguarding Responsibilities:

 

Safety and Security Responsibility:

We all have a responsibility to promote a safe and secure work environment, foster a safety and security culture, and ensure consistent application of, and compliance with, CARE Afghanistan safety and security policies and procedures.

Job Requirements:

  • A diploma in psychosocial counselling or Bachelor’s degree in Counselling, Psychology or from a recognized entity
  • At least one-year experience in the provision of psychosocial counselling services. Experience with IDPs will be a plus point
  • Good report writing and communication skills
  • A team player with ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in services delivery and ethics
  • Experience in case management including management of case conferences

Languages Skills:

  • Fluency in spoken and written Dari and Pashtu is a requirement. English Language skills is a plus point

Safeguarding

CARE places human dignity at the center of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse and of vulnerable adults and children, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation, harassment and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel

CARE Afghanistan  participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we hereby request information from candidate’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the candidate left employment. All CARE Afghanistan’s offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. By submitting an application, the applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Please submit your completed CARE Standard Job application form (ACBAR: Application Form) to afg.vacancies@care.org.
  • Applications after the closing date (12:00 AM) and without CARE Application form will not be accepted.
  • Please Indicate the position title, Vacancy Number in the Subject Line (Psychosocial Counselor CARE-AF-0962 Ghazni) otherwise your application will not be considered.
  • Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted with and call for Interview.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a Background Check, Bridger check & Reference check and be compliant and sign up to Care Afghanistan’s Code of Conduct, PSHA (Prevention from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse) and other Care Afghanistan policies prior to a final offer being made.
  • People with Physical Disabilities and Women are highly encourage to apply.
  • CARE IS COMMITTED TO SAFEGUARDING POLICY (Available at: Safeguarding)
  • CARE IS COMMITTED TO CODE OF CONDUCT (Available at: CARE Afg Code of Conduct (updated).pdf)

Submission Email:

Afg.Vacancies@care.org

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