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Published on : 25 April, 2020


Psychosocial Counselor (female)

Job Description – Psychosocial Counselor (female)

Job Title : Psychosocial Counselor (1 position)
Project/Program : GFEMS – OKUP
Probation Period : 3 months
Job Type : Contractual – Fixed Term (until 30th April 2022)
Reported to : Project Manager
Major Responsibilities:

The Psychosocial Counselor will be responsible for providing psychosocial support in a shelter-home setting and services including psycho-social counseling to migrant workers both men and women who are survivors of exploitation and abuse. Due to the nature of the work which requires supporting female survivors of exploitation and abuse (including sexual), this position is only open to female candidates to apply.


Specific roles and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Conduct initial needs assessment of every survivor migrant worker and prepare case history report jointly with the Case management officer as soon as they are registered in OKUP shelter home for services
  • Develop trauma informed therapeutic and treatment plans based on clients’ interests, abilities, and needs and ensure treatment to each beneficiary during their stay in the shelter and after their return to home following ‘do no harm’ principle
  • Provide counseling to the families and the communities of the survivor migrant workers for smooth reintegration in the family and the community
  • Maintain personal profile of each client and ensure keeping appropriate records of assessment, support and services provided with, follow-up updates, results, case closure etc.
  • Ensure adequate support including shelter-home and other services are planned to be provided to each individual client in cooperation with shelter home assistant, case management officer and social worker
  • Ensure regular follow-up and monitoring of each individual client and measure their improvements regular basis by interview, test results, observation etc. and keep proper records either through apps or database
  • Prepare fortnightly updates of each client and prepare a brief combined report of all clients
  • Prepare quarterly and annual narrative reports on the provided services in line with the project inputs, outputs and impacts
  • Prepare success stories of individual case, lessons learned, and good practice bi-annual basis
  • Develop counseling materials and contents (flipchart, poster etc.) in line with the requirements of the services, and a complete content and module to follow to provide psychosocial counseling
  • Maintain strong collaboration with related government and non-government stakeholders both at local and national level
  • Maintain proper discretion and confidentiality of each individual client, build trust with them, their families, peers and community
  • Evaluate the results of counseling methods to determine the reliability and validity of treatments bi-annually
  • Represent OKUP when and where necessary
  • Ensure high standards in financial and logistics management to meet accountability and transparency

This list of duties and responsibilities is by no means exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as required

Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults
OKUP is strongly committed to protecting their staff and the children and vulnerable adults they work with. OKUP is committed to creating a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults and to prevent their physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Any candidate offered a job at OKUP will be expected to follow these commitments and adhere to all OKUP’s policies and procedures.
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Advanced university degree in Biological Sciences such as psychology, clinical psychology and counseling psychology
  • Demonstrated experience of at least 3 years in providing psychosocial counseling in any reputed organization
  • Working experiences with the most vulnerable people like traumatized person, children, physically challenged people, survivors of sexual abuse or exploitation etc. will get priority
  • Strong interpersonal skills in liaising, communicating and engaging with colleagues and external audiences
  • Pro-activeness and leadership capacity, extrovert and ability to work with diverse team
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English and Bangla
  • Ability to meet deadline and work under pressure
Competencies
  • Self-motivated, proactive and target oriented
  • Self-starter, proactive, positive and target oriented
  • Capability of working in challenging and demanding situations.
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to work in a flexible schedule and travel in Bangladesh
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple priorities/ multitasking
Job Location: Dhaka

  • Good report writing along with analytical skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent risk management and cost control skills ation: Dhaka (Head Office)
Salary Range: Gross 40,000/- per month
Other Benefits: As per organizational rules (Two full bonus, gratuity, PF, TA/DA, cell phone bill etc)
Submit a covering letter explaining how your experience meets this position and a CV to: hr.ad.okup@gmail.com
Application Deadline:  02nd of May, 2020

N.B.  OKUP is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate between sex, religion, age or disability. All people, including those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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