Psychosocial Counselor

Job Description

Title: Psychosocial Counselor

Company Name: Agrogoti Sangstha and Winrock International

Vacancy: 02

Job Location: Satkhira

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Postgraduate/Graduate preferably in Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Science or any other relevant discipline.

Job Context:
∎ Location: Trishmile More, Nagorghata, Tala, Satkhira.
∎ Agrogoti Sangstha, a national NGO, working to empower local communities and institutions to ensure Human Rights and Good Governance for all is inviting applications from qualified and committed professionals for immediate appointment for a development project entitled "ASHSHASH: For Men and Women Who Have Escaped Trafficking in Bangladesh". The main objective of the project is to ensure that "women and men who have escaped trafficking will restore their dignity and wellbeing and become self-sufficient". Furthermore, the four-year-long Phase II of Ashshash will provide comprehensive and personalized packages of service provision to the survivors of human trafficking in Bangladesh and will ensure the prevention of human trafficking.
∎ Psychosocial Counselors will provide the necessary psychosocial counseling services to human trafficking survivors identified by the Sustainable Reintegration Partners (SRPs). These counseling services will be provided based on the need of survivors following Ashshash`s process which will prepare the survivors for social and economic reintegration. The counselors must show openness and sensitivity when conducting sessions with the survivors. The counselors will be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of information for each survivor. Counsellors also be responsible to conduct community session following counselling skills to demonstrate sensitivity and understanding toward the trafficking contexts of the survivors, and on the role of the community in the reintegration journey of a survivor. Counselors must also strictly follow Winrock International`s `Do No Harm` policy when communicating with and counseling with the survivors.
∎ Only short-listed candidates will be invited for the physical written exam and viva.
∎ Job duration: 01 December 2023 to 28 February 2027 (39 Months)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Provide psychosocial counseling services to human trafficking survivors, their families and communities, based on their need and context following 'Do No Harm' principles throughout the reintegration process.
∎ Support in providing career counselling and the follow-up support to the survivors at the throughout the economic empowerment process.
∎ Build trust with the survivor of human trafficking, their family and peers/community
∎ Conduct comprehensive Mental State Examination (MSE) of clients for enrollment in psychosocial counseling support service.
∎ Maintain a systemic and detailed case management process, maintaining privacy and confidentiality of the survivors.
∎ Lead and conduct a comprehensive 'Needs-Assessment' of the survivors to identify primarily, social services (and secondarily, the economic services) as required.
∎ Documentation, record keeping and maintain all kinds of forms/registers, reports, files and other documents related to his/her jurisdiction. e.g., counseling, psychosocial support, behavioral data collection etc.
∎ Assist in prepare monthly, quarterly and other periodical reports as per guideline and requirement of Ashshash.
∎ Maintain close liaison with other relevant stakeholders from government and non-government organizations.
∎ Participate in different training, meeting, workshop, seminar, symposium organized by the project and other counterpart.
∎ Other duties, as assigned by the organization.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Having experience on working with the trafficking survivors or relevant group in providing psychosocial counselling
∎ Having certification upon completion of courses in psychosocial counselling services.
∎ Trauma-informed and gender-sensitive approaches are a mandatory part of the counselor's expected skillset.
∎ Experience in reintegration services for human trafficking survivors, or vulnerable and at-risk groups.
∎ Experience with the detailed documentation of providing counseling services to trafficking survivors or vulnerable and at-risk groups, and detailed reporting mechanisms;
∎ Perceived positive attitude and sensitivity to support vulnerable and at-risk groups, and communities.
∎ Strong understanding of gender and diversity issues;
∎ Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills; and
∎ Basic computer proficiency: i.e. MS Office, database management, coordination via email, project-specific management information systems, etc.

Salary: Tk. 25000 (Monthly)

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 25 Nov 2023

Company Information:
∎ 18 Nov 2023
∎ Agrogoti Sangstha and Winrock International

Category: NGO/Development



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