Rural Development Centre Nepal announces vacancy for Psychosocial Counselor. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.

The Psychosocial Counsellor is responsible for:

  • Conduct initial assessments, home visits and interviews with the identified or referred GBV or at risk of GBV cases and understand and document their concerns and needs.
  • Design and implement individualized psychosocial support plans based on GBV survivors’ specific requirements and psychological well-being.
  • Provide counseling and psychotherapy services adhering to standard techniques and interventions.
  • Provide psychoeducation sessions to GBV survivors and their families regarding mental health, coping skills, stress management, and self-care practices.
  • Provide psycho-education sessions to self-help groups, social support groups, community networks, and in protection/learning centres.
  • Assist GBV survivors in developing coping strategies to manage stress, anxiety, agony, grief, trauma, and other mental health issues.
  • Conduct regular therapy sessions to address survivors’ emotional and psychological concerns and support their well-being.
  • Facilitate group sessions to promote emotional healing, enhance communication skills, and foster a sense of community.
  • As/if required communicate, coordinate and refer cases to other mental health professionals, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers, to ensure holistic care for GBV survivors.
  • Conduct crisis intervention and suicide risk assessments as needed and implement appropriate safety plans.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential survivors’ database with their details, progress notes, and treatment plans in compliance with ethical standards.
  • Extend necessary support to self-help /social support groups and follow up them to   keep them motivated. active and let them express and share their ideas and coping mechanism.
  • Contribute to the case management process concerning GBV and at risk of GBV cases from the identification/assessment stage to finalizing/providing them required specific  support.
  • Conduct/contribute community based psychosocial orientation and sensitization program.
  • Conduct service mapping regarding psychosocial and mental health services available in the district and provincial level.
  • Advocate survivors’ rights and needs within the community and connect them with relevant support services and resources.
  • Adhere to ethical guidelines and professional standards while dealing with and supporting GBV survivors and those at risk of GBV.
  • Prepare monthly reports on the identified/referred cases and psychosocial counseling sessions delivered to them.

Duties applicable to all staff

1.Abide by and work in accordance with the organization’s principles/policies and code of conduct. Adhere all safeguarding and PSEAH terms and conditions.
2.Actively work towards the achievement of the broader goals and objective of the project.
3.Perform other work-related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the agency/line manager.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Counselling psychology or a higher diploma in counselling with minimum one-year experience on providing counsellingOr bachelor’s degree in any other relevant disciplines with 6 months training on psychosocial counselling course and at least two year of experience on providing psychosocial/counselling support  X 
Experiences as psychosocial counsellorX 

Experience of individual and family counselling under close supervision of expert psychologistsX 
Work experience in I/NGO and specifically preferably in the areas of addressing GBV or protection areas in generalX 
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environmentX 
Practical experience in facilitation and interaction with government counterpart/local stakeholders and community networksX 
Experiences of conducting capacity building events/activitiesX 
Experience working in Rautahat or other district of Madhesh province       X

Knowledge and SkillsRequiredPreferred
Excellent observation and listening abilities with proper attention to detail.X 
Abilities to understand client’s needs, feelings and emotions. Maintain professional ethical values during service delivery.X 
A good communication skill to convey the information effectivelyX 
A good interpersonal relationship with beneficiaries and all the team membersX 
Ethical conduct and adherence to professional standards of practiceX 
Monitoring and evaluating the progress of rights holders who are undergoing the counseling supportX 
Problem solving, active learning, persuading and decision-making skillsX 
Ability to manage time of oneself and othersX 
Look ways to support rights holders in all the respectsX 
Abilities to work under pressure and meet deadlinesX 
Fluency in written and verbal communication in English and NepaliX 
Knowledge and experience using MS-Office packages and statistical packages, email and internetX 
Two-wheeler vehiclewith driving license X

English and NepaliX 
Other local language (Bajjika) X

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Application Deadline: Tuesday 6th June, 2023

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