Psychosocial Support Officer
Job Title: Psychosocial Support Officer
Reference Code: IRTRIS-PSSO01
QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB DESCRIPTION
Purpose of the position:
The Psychosocial Support (PSS) Officer will be responsible for implementing of PSS and social inclusion activities. Psycho-social support includes internal and external referrals, inclusion activities and information sessions. S/he will support the identification and selection process of the project right-holders. S/he will be preparing gender analysis report.
The PSS Officer reports to the programme officer and s/he will be responsible for providing psycho-social support which includes internal and external referrals, inclusion activities and information sessions. S/he will support the identification and selection process of the project right-holders. S/he will be preparing gender analysis report. The PSS Officer must work in compliance with Islamic Relief policies and procedures.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plan, prepare and deliver PSS sessions and social cohesion activities to people with and without disabilities.
- Prepare daily plans prior to every PSS session in line with the existing PSS curriculum; prepare appropriate materials and/or visual aids in advance of the session
- Deliver PSS sessions to targeted age groups; facilitate engaging sessions that encourage individuals’ active participation.
- Ensure that the project is announced among the target audience by cooperating with the relevant institutions and organizations.
- Supporting the preparation of tools related to the announcement, application and selection processes of the beneficiaries by working closely with the MEAL team
- Supporting the identification and selection processes of project beneficiaries in close cooperation with the MEAL team.
- To support the project by working closely with the MEAL team in the preparation of tools related to the announcement, application and selection processes of the beneficiaries
- Preparation of Gender Analysis report with MEAL team.
- Conduct pre- and post-assessment sessions to gauge the beneficiaries’ progress towards their learning and development goals.
- Ensure that all assessments, follow-ups and weekly and progress reports are completed in a timely manner
- Maintain quality up-to date documentation on all interactions with beneficiaries and their parents
- Effectively plan, prepare, develop and implement PSS tools and resources to demonstrate progress and growth in beneficiaries learning and development goals
- Positively interact with Child with Disabilities (CwDs), communicate clearly so they feel safe and respected at all times.
- Ensure inclusive participation by following an age-, gender-, and types of disabilities sensitive approach.
- Build trusting relationships with beneficiaries.
- Ensure the activities and sessions are following safe learning practices at all times.
- Follow up on the beneficiaries’ wellbeing, attendance and specific needs.
- Report on the number of individuals, participations, achievements, and new registration requests; update Program and technical team on any issues, challenges or gaps in implementation.
- Ensure that all data collected is entered and reported in a timely manner (monthly)
- Contact CwDs and their families regarding any updates and changes in PSS
- Take parts in seminars and outreach events for CwDs and caregivers.
- Support the direct manager in the capacity of curriculum writing/changing, lesson plans, assessments, reviews and objectives.
- Collaborate closely with MEAL team to monitor activities with existing PSS, social cohesion, and use PSS selection criteria effectively.
- Respect and apply all principles of PSEA, and demonstrate high commitment to report any sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.
- Strong communication, interpersonal & technical skills.
- Proven ability to work independently and as a team member.
- Ability to take initiatives if required.
- Ability to multi-task effectively as well as display professionalism and confidence.
- Ability to work under pressure, with short time frames, and in risky situations and in an unstructured environment.
- Must demonstrate flexibility, and ability to readily adapt to changing requirements and environments.
- Strong organizational and analytical skills
- Team builder, sense of humor, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to resolve disputes and conflict
- Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social work, sociology, or any other relevant field.
- Previous experience with International or National NGOs in a similar position.
- Report writing skills.
- English (written and spoken), Uyghur(spoken) is preferred, Turkish skills a plus.
- Must have cultural sensitivity and the ability to work in a multi-cultural team.
If you are reliable, service minded, discreet, and dedicated and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IR’s values and beliefs, please apply by sending your CV mentioning the vacancy reference code in the subject to email@example.com on or before the closing date.
Submitting this CV does not represent any responsibility on the organization of any kind, and the organization has the right to set standards as it deems appropriate for the job according to the information available about all applicants, and to select candidates who will attend a job interview from among the applicants in accordance with those standards.
Turkish nationals, particularly from Istanbul, are strongly encouraged to apply, as are female candidates.
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