Psychosocial counselor/ Helmand

Bachelor's Degree   Helmand, Afghanistan Full Time 478
Date Posted:Feb 3, 2019
Reference:Ps/counselor/Helmand
Closing Date:Feb 16, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:90

About Ministry of Public Health:

Founded: 2006  http://www.moph.gov.af

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) is tasked with a critical mandate; to deliver and promote sustainable and accessible health care services to the people of Afghanistan. Social and economic advancement can only be realized in a thriving and healthy society. The success of the MoPH is heavily driven in its ability to plan and use allocated resources effectively. Effective financial management is therefore critical for sustainable development and is the primary tool that translates the MoPH development strategies into noticeable outcomes or service delivery. Good governance and democratic accountability relies on transparent management of the MoPH budget. Therefore, ineffective financial management undermines the effectiveness and efficiency of development interventions and hinders the country’s progress towards improved and sustainable health care. MoPH finance directorate is going through a reform process and after reviewing the structure of finance directorates of other line ministries such as MRRD, MoE and MAIL, has proposed a new and standard structure that is approved by MoPH leadership, for this purpose MoPH needs a qualified staff as head of coordination and reporting unite, to take the responsibility of overall coordination and financial reporting of MoPH.

Job Summary:

Pre and posttest counseling and Family counseling with confidentially manner

Screen for potential clients

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Ability to work pleasantly with high risk groups specially with People Who Inject Drug

Ability to support patient adherence with medical treatment plans.

Effective written and verbal communication.

Ability to effect change.

Ability to work with a positive interdisciplinary team approach

Ability to respond to crisis situations.

Interview and assessment skills

Ability to interact with other professionals.

Duties & Responsibilities:


Pre and posttest counseling and Family counseling with confidentially manner

Screen for potential clients

To provide comprehensive risk counseling services as needed to target group in need of assistance with making behavior changes to reduce the transmission Blood Born infection.

Patient management, ensure partner notification, ensure follow up of recurrent cases and one to one counseling of STI cases

Psychosocial counselor should complete the motivation stage effectively for OST selected clients to convince those regarding OST benefits, duration and regular adherence with methadone

Psychosocial counselor should share the main challenges of clients with medical doctor during motivation stage.

Psychosocial counselor receive the client agreement and relatives agreement for starting Methadone

To provide individual risk-reduction counseling services to PWIDs

Client advocacy with medical providers, law enforcement officers, and other institutions as needed

Conduct outreach activities in order to deliver harm reduction services as needed

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Prepare monthly activities reports

Perform other related activities assigned by his line manager

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Helmand

Qualifications:


Bachelor in psychosocial science or intermediate level degree in health

Psychosocial knowledge or knowledge of HIV/AIDS and related issues.

At least two years’ experience in health care or harm reduction services

Ability to work pleasantly with high risk groups specially with People Who Inject Drug

Ability to support patient adherence with medical treatment plans.

Effective written and verbal communication.

Ability to effect change.

Ability to work with a positive interdisciplinary team approach

Ability to respond to crisis situations.

Interview and assessment skills

Ability to interact with other professionals.

Job Keywords:

• Pre and posttest counseling and Family counseling with confidentially manner • Screen for potential clients
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