Psychosocial Care Counsellor

  ACTIN AGAINST HUNGER (AAH)
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Helmand Full Time 1384
Date Posted:Apr 10, 2017
Reference:ACF_20170004
Closing Date:Apr 19, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Gender:Female
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:30049 AFG monthly
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:2 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About ACTIN AGAINST HUNGER (AAH):

Founded:  

Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was created in France in 1979. ACF has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, water and sanitation and Mental Health fields since 1995.

Job Summary:

Objective 1: Participate in implementing psychosocial care practice integrated with nutrition and health intervention:
Objective 2: Improve child stimulation and encourage mothers in the relationship with their child:
Objective 3: Organize discussion groups and working groups with the beneficiaries
Objective 4: Contribute to the follow up of the beneficiaries’ care practices:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Objective 1: Participate in implementing psychosocial care practice integrated with nutrition and health intervention:
 Identify the psychosocial care needs of the mothers and care takers in the mobile clinic and in the health facilities and design methodology for improving the psychosocial
 Assess the existence of a psychosocial care service within the health facilities, work to improve/strengthen psychosocial care services in the health facilities
 Participate in elaborating teaching aids and adapting them according to the target population needs ;

Objective 2: Improve child stimulation and encourage mothers in the relationship with their child:
 Implement as many play sessions as possible and provide toys tailored to match the age and capacities of the children
 Provide children and accompanying adults with the opportunity to play together and to improve the mother/child relationship;
 Conduct stimulation activities for the mothers and children according to the beneficiaries’ needs
 Conduct individual counselling for the mothers and care takers
 Evaluate the beneficiaries’ knowledge before and after the sessions
 Provide support to the health instructor and take part in appetite testing as often as possible
 Organize and direct sessions on breast-feeding practices or on child development
 Make use of the appetite test to observe and encourage the mother/children bond
 Provide as much help as possible to any parent/guardian whose child experiences difficulties during the appetite test
Objective 3: Organize discussion groups and working groups with the beneficiaries:
 Stimulate exchange between beneficiaries in discussion /working groups on a particular theme and make them more dynamic.
 Be capable of observing and analysing the content of a group session and evaluate it on the basis of an evaluation grid
 Be capable of receiving and restraining expressions of strong emotions
Objective 4: Contribute to the follow up of the beneficiaries’ care practices:
 Identify the beneficiaries and attendants who need special attention (unusual behaviour, aggressiveness, isolation, food refusal, etc.)
 Ensure that these persons are given support through interviews, individual counselling and by referring them to the medical team in sensitive situations;
 Inform the supervisor or psychologist of any information or observations made following an educational activity session ;
 Keep the files concerning social activities up to date

Job Requirement:

- Bachelor`s degree in psychology, social science from reputed university
- Experience in and familiarity with mental health and psychosocial support in emergency
- Good organization, planning and reporting skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skill,
- Good team interaction and positive attitude
- Fluent English in speaking and writing
Good computer skill
- Bachelor`s degree in psychology, social science from reputed university
- Experience in and familiarity with mental health and psychosocial support in emergency
- Good organization, planning and reporting skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skill,
- Good team interaction and positive attitude
- Fluent English in speaking and writing
Good computer skill

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Helmand
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