PSS counsellor

Location:  Ewa, Afar

Deadline: Jul 23, 2022

Job Description

Major Responsibilities

  • Psychosocial Risk Management: through consultation with women and girls, and other relevant community members/MHPSS providers she/he will identify PSS risk; he/she (eg. suicide; sleeping problems, somatic manifestations for distress) will contextualizes and adapt group activities focusing on these signs with the support of the MHPSS supervisor and UNFPA MHPSS technical staff.  He/she will also support awareness raising activities on these identified risks at a wider community level. Also the PSS Focal point can support WGFSS Facilitators and Case workers on providing crisis support, supervision when PSS needs are identified within the safe space
  • Treatment of Psychosocial distress: Women and girls including GBV survivors presenting more specific PSS needs would receive PSS individual or Group counselling within Safe spaces at confidential and safe space. Also the PSS focal point/ counsellor will work in close coordination with Case Worker, Nurse, midwifes to ensure women and girls accessing these services have access to specialized MHPSS services if required.  PSS focal points will ensure referral to specialized services and will referred survivors identified on her work to case Management services.
  • PSS focal points/counsellors will be responsible for M & E of their activities with the support of the MHPSS supervisor and updated MHPSS services mapping on their coverage area.
  • Compile weekly and monthly reports and actively involved in MHPSS coordination meetings

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • BA degree in psychology social work, sociology, and related fields.

Required Experience:

  • Two years of experience in delivering individual and group counseling services, and able to provide trainings.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Field base with frequent travel to project sites

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to attach Current CV with three references following