Job in Herat Afghanistan Position Title: PSS Counselor

Position: PSS Counselor
Location: Herat City – Shindand District
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Based on WASSA salary scale
Vacancy Number: W-HRT-104
Number of Openings: 1
Organization: Women’s Activities & Social Services Association (WASSA)
Years of Experience: Four (4) years of previous experience as a PSS counselor or mental health professional
Contract Duration: 8 Months
Gender: Female
Education: Advanced University Degree in psychology
Close Date: 2024-02-18

About Women’s Activities & Social Services Association (WASSA):

Established in 2002 in Afghanistan, Women’s Activities & Social Services Association (WASSA) is a non-governmental organization dedicated to empowering women in Afghanistan. WASSA strives to promote women’s equal participation in various socio-economic sectors of the country. Working directly with communities, WASSA aims to bring about positive social change regarding women’s roles.

Job Description:

Context: In today’s fast-paced world, mental stability is crucial. Changes in individuals’ lives often lead to behavioral and lifestyle alterations, making it challenging to cope logically with circumstances. Psychosocial services play a vital role in reinforcing beneficiaries’ social and interpersonal skills, preventing them from falling into undesirable situations during crises.

Objectives: The project seeks to recruit full-time PSS counselors to offer consultations and personalized psychological services to clients. This involves identifying beneficiaries in need of psychosocial support, including those registered in the legal department, as mental and psychological health significantly impact case resolutions. Services encompass individual, group, and family therapy.

Responsibilities: Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the PSS Counselor will:

  • Implement the PSS component in targeted areas in coordination with the project manager.
  • Conduct PSS-related meetings and training for clients and volunteers.
  • Ensure compliance with WASSA policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Conduct beneficiary surveys and maintain records.
  • Schedule and conduct client consultations, assessments, and referrals.
  • Facilitate psychometric testing and long-term counseling plans.
  • Offer services to diverse age groups through individual and group counseling.
  • Maintain detailed client mental health histories and build trust-based relationships.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Project Manager.

Requirements:

Education and Certification:

  • Advanced University Degree in psychology
  • State license in counseling psychology

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong observational skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Empathy and sensitivity in patient interactions
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Proficiency in written and verbal English communication

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Results-oriented planning and delivery
  • Effective collaboration and communication
  • Adaptability in insecure environments
  • Building trust and empowerment
  • Resource management for optimal results
  • Performance management and development

Submission Guideline: Interested candidates should submit a comprehensive CV and a cover letter addressing their motivation and relevant skills for the position. Please mention the vacancy number (W-HRT-104) in the subject line and send your application to hr@wassa.org.af before the closing date. Academic certificates or references are not required at this stage and will be requested for shortlisted candidates only.

Submission Email: hr@wassa.org.af

Please submit your application in English (US) language.

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