Psycho-Social Support Officer
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Posted date 15th September, 2022 Last date to apply 13th October, 2022
Country Pakistan Locations Mansehra, Kohat and Bannu
Category Community & Social Services
Salary 80,000
Type Contractual Positions 1
Status Closed

Job Description- Psycho-Social Support Officer

(Project Title: Improving Equitable Access and Quality of Education for Afghan Refugees and Vulnerable Host Communities in Pakistan)

Location: WEO Head Office with frequent travel to the project districts i.e. Mansehra, Kohat and Bannu.

Gender:  Both men and women can apply: qualified women are encouraged to apply.

This position aims to reduce the distress and improve the psychological wellbeing of the concern project communities (Refugees and Host communities). S/he will utilize psychological methods and research to make positive changes to the people’s lives and offer various forms of treatment.

Core Job Responsibilities/Specifications: The Psycho-Social Support Officer’s responsibilities/specifications include but are not limited to the following:

Assessing a community needs, abilities or behavior using a variety of methods, including psychometric tests, interviews and direct observation of behavior.

  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside social workers, education officer, capacity building officer etc.
  • Devising and monitoring appropriate treatment programs, including therapy, counseling or advice, in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Offering therapy and treatments for difficulties relating to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, addiction, social and interpersonal problems and challenging behavior.
  • Developing and evaluating service provision for the concern communities;
  • Providing consultation to other professions, encouraging a psychological approach in their work;
  • Represent organization positively and professionally both inside and outside the organization.
  • Carrying out applied research, adding to the evidence base of practice in a variety of healthcare settings,
  • Any other task assigns by the supervisor.

Required Skills:

  • Fluency in English and Pashto is required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to train/ coach staff and give occasional presentations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Creative Cloud Applications etc.
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, stay ahead of schedule, and know when to escalate a problem
  • Team player, self-motivated, adaptable, and willing to learn new things. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Fluency in English writing and speaking is required.
  • Problem solving

Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • Must have master degree in Psychology.
  • Have proven 5 years’ experience of counseling and supporting careers.

Note: Positions will be filled on rolling basis.

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