Psychosocial Care Counsellor for RRT local recruitment

Bachelor's Degree   Parwan, Afghanistan Full Time 479
Date Posted:Nov 27, 2019
Closing Date:Dec 27, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:2 - 3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English



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:

To support the Integrated Nutrition / Health and MHCP response to reduce excess child morbidity and mortality in high risky provinces of Afghanistan under RRT program. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Objective 1: Perform psychosocial care practice to BNFs

  • Perform the identification of psychosocial care needs of the mothers/ caretakers who are visiting RRT services.
  • Follow MHCP-GP relevant guidelines and protocols during counselling and service provision to BNFs.
  • Conduct psychoeducation group sessions counselling to caretakers on care and feeding practices (including IYCF -E).
  • Provide PFA session to those caretakers who needs to support.
  • Conduct stimulation workshop sessions (Play sessions, baby bath and massage, relaxation exercise and storytelling) to BNFs who are searching RRT services.
  • Perform one to one and group PSS counselling to caretakers
  • Refer those BNFs who need for advance counselling/treatment to highest treatment centers.

Objective 2: Support the integrated of MHCP with nutrition and health intervention

·        Assess the capacity or potential of psychosocial services within health and nutrition services and contribute to improving these psychosocial services in the RRT services with on and off site training

·         Improve and facilitate mother and child interactions, attachments and relationships acknowledging gender related limitations to movement and resource access.

·        Provide and maintain creation of child and mother friendly spaces in RRT services provision.

·        Provide on the job training session to health/nutrition staff on MHCP-GP topics. 

·        Assist teamwork and provide better team working environment with the health and nutrition staff.

·        Facilitate best practice of nutrition assessments including the appetite test.

·        Identify the opportunities for lessons learned and evidence based adaption of programs.

Objective 3: Contribute to the follow up of the beneficiaries’ care practices:

·        Identify the beneficiaries and attendants who need specialized attention (unusual behavior, 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.

Objective 4: Prepared all the material /Reporting and documentation

  • Before leaving the office ensure all the material is ready and active (relevant equipment’s, registers, nutritional supplies, medicines…).
  • Keep all items in the field very well, after the field visit, clean, and prepare the using in coming day.
  • Update all reporting tools on daily basis.
  • Keep and maintain a good filing system for all documents
  • Prepared the reports (Daily, Weekly and monthly) according to the standard reporting tools.

·        Keep the files concerning coordination and changes in program direction accurate and up to date

·        Assist line supervisor on performing other duties assigned by the organization.

Job Requirement:

-         Diploma or Bachelor`s degree in psychology or related field recognized institute

At least 2 years’ experience in the field mental health and psychosocial support in emergency  

·        Previous experiences working in mental health/ gender protection and mainstreaming/ GBV or Psychosocial supports.

·        Good organization, planning and reporting skills are necessary.

  • Ability to manage working environment according to local culture
  • Fluent in local languages (Dari & Pashto) and if possible some English
  • High flexibility in deployment, possible with Mahram
  • Knowledge of intervention area is a plus

·        Strong interpersonal and communication skill, 

  • Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Parwan
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