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Job Description

Main Purpose:

The mental health counselor works directly with the patients and their families in order to offer psychosocial support and counseling respecting the confidentiality and appropriate ethics; keeps record of sessions and updates database and client’s files regularly. Provides psychosocial support through counseling. Responsible for monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. 

Responsibilities/Activities:

General:

Provide psycho-social support through counseling 

  • Provide psychological support/counseling to patients through individual and family counseling.
  • Identify population with psychological difficulties and to conduct mental health assessment for patients.
  • Assess the need of therapeutic groups and develop accordingly when needed.
  • Mental Health Promotion sessions though the specific material on the topics in collaboration with Health Promoters.
  • Conduct group discussions and psycho-education sessions when needed.
  • Collaborate closely with medical teams and HP team: mental health awareness, discussion of problematic cases, mutual referrals (including externals).

Monitoring, evaluation and reporting 

  • Use the client files for each counseling sessions respecting confidentiality
  • Update the database regularly and monitor data.
  • Write the Sitrep regularly for MH activities

Back Up

  • The employee may be required to perform other tasks, take on other responsibilities, and work in other locations, depending on the needs of the project, including during the holidays of the employees with similar jobs

 Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor degree in psychology, social sciences or equivalent

Experience

  • Desirable 1 year experience in counseling, community and/or social work

Languages

  • Proficient in English, Urdu and any other relevant local languages

Competences 

  • Good interpersonal & communication, respectful behavior and honest, organized, disciplines work attitude
  • Ability to work under stress and in difficult circumstances
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in other MSF locations in remote areas with marginalized communities, in case of emergencies to work longer hours, extra days to meet the needs of the program.
  • Capacity to work in a multidisciplinary and international team.
  • Commitment to humanitarian values as outlined in the MSF Charter

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Contract
Department:
MSF - Holland
Job Location:
Kuchlak, Quetta, Pakistan
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Bachelors
Degree Title:
Bachelor degree in psychology, social sciences or equivalent
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
1 Year (Good supervisory experience)
Apply Before:
Nov 20, 2017
Posting Date:
Nov 14, 2017
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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

N.G.O./Social Services · 51-100 employees - Quetta

Medecins Sans Frontieres Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an independent medical humanitarian association providing medical assistance to people in need, irrespective of race, religion, creed or political conviction. MSF has started work in Pakistan since 1986 as an independent, self-governed org ...Read More

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