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MH PSS Counselor Assistant-Al-Hole Camp

Syria (Syria)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Syria (Syria)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
    • Administrative support
    • Disability Rights
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Social Affairs
    • Gender-based violence
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Job Overview/Summary:

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the MHPSS Officer, the MHPSS Counselor Assistant supports the beneficiaries, individuals, families and communities. S/he will enhance the individual and collective wellbeing and ensure that vulnerable people, including children and adults are safeguarded from harm.

Reports to:MHPSS Officer

Major Responsibilities:

·Conduct mental health assessments of individuals and families in covered areas by Medical Unit, or referred by other agencies, develop care plans, deliver psychological intervention, and follow ups in close cooperation with trained General Practitioners (GPs) and Psychiatrist.

·Conduct group psychoeducation sessions for men and women to raise awareness about Mental Health aspects and symptoms of Mental Health disorders.

·Offering information, support and advocacy to individuals and families, including escorting them if necessary, to relevant services.

·Work with the referring case manager/ social worker from Protection to streamline service provision and follow-up, including referrals to other PSS activities, (working in close collaboration IRC Protection colleagues).

·Liaising with and making referrals to other agencies and conduct follow ups to assess progress.

·Develop services mapping for targeted area and update it regularly and share the supervisor with.

·Participating in multidisciplinary teams, case conferences, working groups, ad hoc workshops and thematic trainings when required.

·Maintaining accurate and secured records and update them in a timely manner.

·Participating in MHPSS training, bi-weekly supervision sessions and team meetings.

·Contributing to the development of and participation in proposed activities in relation to psychosocial support and increased well-being of the targeted population.

·Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.


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