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Job Overview

The job holder is responsible for providing technical support and leadership required for the successful implementation of all psychosocial support activities of SHOFCO programs. She/ he will provide one on one counseling and group counseling sessions to GBV survivors, school going children, children at risk to reduce the past trauma experienced and undertake staff debriefing. The Counselor will work closely with the Social/Case workers on providing psychological support and report to the relevant headmistresses.

Rank: Officer

Grade: 8

Section: Essential Services

Department: Girls Leadership and Education

Location/Work station: Kibera/Mathare

Working Hours: Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 5.00PM

Reports to: Headmistresses


  • Participate in the development of professional, effective and appropriate psychosocial programming, including direct individual and group counseling support to school going girls.
  • Provide professional and confidential services to GBV, SGBV and trauma survivors.
  • Assist in the development and provision of psychosocial activities within SHOFCO school for girls (KSG&MSG).
  • Supervise and provide counseling training and technical counseling support to social workers directly involved with the psychosocial component of SHOFCO programs.
  • Assist with preparing all relevant reports regarding psychosocial activities.
  • Ensure timely implementation of psychosocial program activities in the schools.
  • Lead the team of Social Workersin the development of life skills program plans based on psychosocial KSG/MSG needs.
  • Provide one on one counselling services (6-8 sessions per person) to KSG&MSG girls with personal and social challenges such as conflict, SGBV issues, and dealing with post- traumatic stress disorder and other.
  • Provide group therapy sessions for the KSG&MSG on weekly basis.
  • Secondary referrals to other mental health specialists/psychosocial providers.
  • Provide extensive and comprehensive programmes and assessments for stress management, depression, anxiety, bipolar management and other mental illnesses.
  • Analyse the behavioural trends, patterns of the referred cases.
  • Develop and monitor a case management system (Psychosocial)for monitoring of referred cases.
  • Compile counselling monthly and quarterly reports on the referred cases and provide best solutions to cases
  • Perform any other professional duty assigned the supervisor.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Counselling, Psychology or a higher diploma in Counselling
  • Experience in the provision of psychosocial services to vulnerable community members


  • Good report writing and communication skills
  • A team player with ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in services delivery and ethics
  • Experience in case management including management of case conferences

Others qualifications

  • At least 2  years’ experience in community setting – possibly in  informal settlements
  • Ability to assess for mental disorder
  • Ability to provide Psychosocial opportunities to clients

Functional skills

  • Examining information
  • Checking things
  • Articulating information
  • Pursuing goals

Behavioral competencies

  • Empowering individuals
  • Team working
  • Directing people
  • Making decisions

How To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the HR Manager through, with “Psychosocial Counsellor” in the subject line. Applications without this information will not be considered. Do not attach testimonials at this point. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications should reach us not later than 4th October 2019.