SHOFCO combats gender inequality and extreme poverty in urban slums by linking tuition free schools for girls to holistic social services for all. The SHOFCO model elevates girls while connecting community transformation to women’s empowerment.
Our ecosystem of services enables everyone to reach their full potential. Our holistic services change communities today: we improve health, provide economic opportunity, work to end gender-based violence and create sanitation systems that offer dignity. Tomorrow, our girls will become next-generation leaders, disrupting the systems that hold poverty in place.
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 counselling and group counselling 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/Caseworkers on providing psychological support and report to the relevant program Directors.
- Participate in the development of professional, effective and appropriate psychosocial programming, including direct individual and group counselling support.
- Background of counselling
- Provide professional and confidential services to GBV, SGBV and trauma survivors.
- Assist in the development and provision of psychosocial activities within SHOFCO Gender/social departments.
- Supervise and provide counselling training and technical counselling 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.
- Lead awareness-raising and/or sensitization campaigns on SHOFCO psychosocial activities and other SGBV related services in collaboration with the Social Workers/Gender Caseworkers
- Lead the team of Social Workers/Caseworkers in the development of monthly outreach plans based on case trends and psychosocial KSG/MSG needs.
- Provide one on one counselling services (6-8 sessions per person) to Safe House residents with personal and social challenges such as conflict, SGBV issues, and dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and others.
- Provide group therapy sessions for the residents on a 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 the 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 the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to maintain professionalism in services delivery and ethics
- Experience in case of management including management of case conferences
- At least 2 years’ experience in a community setting – possibly in informal settlements
- Ability to assess for mental disorder
- Ability to provide Psychosocial opportunities to clients
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