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PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELLOR FOR COVID – 19 HOSPITAL

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Activation Date: 29 May, 2021   Announced Date: 29 May, 2021   Expire Date: 04 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Kunduz
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per the scale
Vacancy Number: ERHSP#036
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: JACK
Years of Experience: 2 Years
Contract Duration: One Year with possibility of extension
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Psychosocial certification essential
Close date: 04 Jun, 2021

About JACK:

The perception for the formation of the non-governmental organizations in Afghanistan indeed, was a most welcome move, especially under conditions that Afghanistan was engulfed with the most severe war and the country was experiencing a difficult era due to internal instability. To render possible assistance to those in need inside the country and to mitigate the sufferings of the displaced Afghans in the neighboring countries, some Afghan NGOs were established and with the direct support of the donor agencies they have done a good job in assisting the needy ones since their inception. Just for Afghan Capacity and Knowledge (JACK) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-sectarian organization (Afghan National NGO), created at the initiative of a group of Afghan Professionals in 2001. Since its establishment it has been involved in the implementation of different projects in different provinces and areas all over the country, serving the most entitled populations. JACK, since its establishment, has been operating in full coordination and collaboration with the communities, government institutions, NGOs and other stakeholders in order to offer services to the people in the most qualitative level. JACK strives to save lives, to promote human dignity and to expose and confront oppression. JACK provides assistance to refugees, victims of disaster, disabled people, marginalized group of women, children and men, and others who suffer and are in need of relief assistance regardless of race, nationality, religion, political affiliations, region and language.

Job Description:

  • Identify the psychosocial, socio-economic and administrative needs for patients
  • Priorities the intervention taking into consideration the mental health admission’s criteria, the gravity and urgency of the cases
  • Actively promote the availability of counselling services and carry out individual or group counselling, basic psycho educational sessions, for patients, their families (when needed), in order to alleviate their psychosocial difficulties within the project scope
  • Refer patients to other specialists or institutions for further assistance, if necessary in order to propose the best support available
  • Participate in the development of the materials needed for counselling activities
  • Fill in correctly all the documents required (patient files etc.) and compiles monthly reports reflecting the activity in the department, encode data in the files of the patients including the on-going monitoring of the beneficiaries status, compile weekly reports reflecting the counselling activities, ensure that the patient data is kept confidential
  • Inform line manager of any problem of any kind arising during the day-to-day activities
  • Take active part in trainings, supervisions and support the activities manager when necessary in doing sensitization for JACK staff or external partners about mental health /psychosocial issues
  • Promote case discussions within the medical team
  • Discuss difficulties and problems encountered in the counselling sessions with the line manager
  • Maintain at all times a respectful attitude towards the population, patients and colleagues
  • Give regular feedback to the line manager and report directly any issue or incident

Job Requirements:

–        Psychosocial certification essential

–        University degree desirable

Submission Guideline:

While sending your CV & Cover letter, please mention the vacancy number and position in the subject line, application received after the closing date and without subject line will not be given consideration.

Only short listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

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