Psycho Social Counselor

Website Women's Rehabilitation Center (WOREC) Nepal


Psycho Social Counselor

Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) is a national level NGO working for women’s human rights and to ensure women empowerment through protection and promotion of human rights and social justice focusing on campaigns against violence against women, and women’s economic, social and cultural rights nation-wide. Our working districts with offices are spread over Morang, Sunsari, Udayapur, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Dang, Kailali, Rukum and additional working districts are Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Kanchanpur, Jagarkot, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Kavrepalanchok and Saptari district. The Central Office is located in Lalitpur.

Position title: Psycho social counselor – 3
Duty Station: Kailali, Dang and Dhanusha

The Psychosocial Counselor, who reports to the District Coordinator, offers tailored psychosocial support to GBV survivors as per the psychosocial counseling service guidelines. This includes individual counseling, group therapy, and community-based psychosocial support activities to enhance the mental health and well-being of survivors, facilitating their recovery and empowerment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one counseling sessions to GBV survivors to help them cope with trauma, develop coping mechanisms, and improve their mental health and well-being.
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions for GBV survivors to share experiences, build support networks, and foster collective healing.
  • Coordinate and lead training sessions and orientation programs for women and girls to address and prevent gender-based violence.
  • Develop case referral pathway in coordination with relevant service providers and facilitate GBV survivors in their access to justice.
  • Support in district program planning, implementation and reporting and develop and implement advocacy plan related to mental health and wellbeing.
  • Conduct community-based psychosocial support activities to raise awareness about GBV, promote mental health, and build community resilience.
  • Train and mentor local community members, women leaders, and youth leaders on basic psychosocial support techniques and GBV response.
  • Maintain detailed case records for each client, ensuring confidentiality and professionalism. Follow up on cases to monitor progress and provide additional support as needed.
  • Collaborate with other project staff to develop and implement advocacy campaigns focused on reducing GBV and promoting mental health awareness.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local health services, community organizations, and government bodies to ensure a holistic support system for GBV survivors.
  • Regularly monitor the progress of psychosocial interventions and provide detailed reports on activities, outcomes, and challenges to the project coordinator.
  • Monthly reports on counseling sessions conducted, including the number of clients served, types of services provided, and outcomes.
  • Documentation of group therapy sessions, including attendance, topics discussed, and feedback from participants.
  • Reports on community-based psychosocial support activities and training sessions.
  • Case studies and success stories highlighting the impact of psychosocial support on GBV survivors.
  • Data for the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system to track progress and impact.

5. Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related field of bachelor degree in any other relevant field with certified six months counseling training.
  • At least 2 years of experience providing psychosocial support or counseling, preferably with GBV survivors.
  • Strong understanding of gender issues and GBV in the context of Nepal.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and in challenging environments.
  • Fluency in Nepali and proficiency in native language and English.

Organizational Values

  • Accountability – Our commitment to achieving our goals with purpose and focusing on results entails taking ownership of our actions and ensuring that we hold ourselves accountable. We also advocate for accountability among others for their actions.
  • Intersectionality: We recognize that gender intersects with other aspects of identity such as race, class, sexuality, and ability, we emphasize on addressing multiple forms of discrimination and oppression.
  • Empowerment: We facilitate empowerment of women, girls and marginalized community to have control over their own lives, choices, and bodies, free from societal constraints and expectations.
  • Social Justice: We advocate for a more just and equitable society, challenging systems of power and privilege that perpetuate inequality.
  • Inclusiveness – We value diversity and believe that every individual, irrespective of visible or invisible distinctions, has something valuable to contribute.

Applying Procedures: WOREC encourages women and candidates from Dalit/Janjati and sexual minority to apply from the respective districts.

Qualified candidates may send cover letter detailing their experience and motivation for the current position with an updated CV to by 28 June 2024

The application without cover letter and CV will not be considered for the position.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be called for written test and interview. No telephone calls will be entertained.

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