PSS Counselor – female applicants only (Subject to Donor’s Approval) (Kandahar, Afghanistan) 116 views

Job Description

Support INTERSOS staff to improve the quality of specialized services provided for most vulnerable cases. Ensure a correct individual psychological support for cases internally referred by INTERSOS case management teams. Ensure a correct individual psychological support for cases referred by other agencies, based on the coordination, interagency support and mutual agreements.


Case management

Provide a clinical psychological assessment on selected cases referred by the caseworkers/social workers. Provide psychological support to cases referred by the case workers in line with case plan objectives closely monitor and document the psychological recovery of cases referred by the caseworkers. If needed accompany the caseworkers during the home visits. Ensure the self-care program for all INTERSOS case workers. Informs the Protection Officer and Project Manager about any difficulty met in INTERSOS activities implementation or problems observed in team dynamics. Attend the awareness sessions arranged by COVs, provide awareness on psychosocial stressors. Spread awareness in the community about psychosocial disorders and ways for treatment.


Support to collective PSS      

Assess the needs of the targeted beneficiaries and design, in collaboration with the protection team, a package of PSS activities for the beneficiaries. Support INTERSOS staff to improve the quality of specialized services provided (specialized psychological services – group therapy, individual counselling) for different target groups, including individual at risk. Design activities with psychological purposes for vulnerable children, youth, women at risk and men attending collective PSS. Support INTERSOS social workers in organizing and conducting support groups for individual at risk centre. Monitor the activities (awareness and support groups), conducted by the volunteers and social workers. Be available to train on psychological support and first aid INTERSOS staff when requested.



Produce and maintain accurate clinical records of the beneficiaries. Write technical reports on specific cases identified during the individual psychological support sessions. Case files and technical reports must be archived in locked and secure location; access to them should be restricted only to relevant, authorized protection program staff. Set up a monitoring system to evaluate the effectiveness and the impact of the planned individual and group psychological support intervention programs on the beneficiaries. Report to the supervisor any problems and/or training needs identified during the monitoring of social workers and case workers activities. Provide to the supervisor a bi-weekly and monthly reports on the activities conducted. Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Meetings and Trainings

Participates in meetings and trainings in and outside the centres including case management meetings and case conferences. Participates in daily staff meetings. Participates in weekly internal case management meetings for Case Management.



INTERSOS is an Italian non-profit humanitarian aid organisation that works to bring assistance to people in danger, victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Established in 1992 , its actions are based on the values of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equal rights and opportunities for all people and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable and the unprotected. INTERSOS is an independent association which, through its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively answer the needs of people in serious crises situations, mainly in the world’s poorest regions, who are suffering, deprived of rights, dignity and essentials goods. It maintains a flexible operating structure.

Job Requirements

3+ years of as counsellor dealing with CP, GBV and/or PwSN at least.

2 years Dipluma in psycho social counseling

English, Pashto and Dari skills are required.

Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet).

Previous experience in working with GBV survivors and coordinating with International and national organizations operating in protection in emergencies is preferable.

Previous experience working for an international NGO is preferable.

Commitment to INTERSOS principles.

Comply with all relevant INTERSOS policies and procedures.

Adhere to strict confidentiality and information management standards and protocols, sharing information only in compliance with these standards.

Strong organizational and communication skills, with the ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from supervisor in the field.

Ability and willingness to travel  and stay overnight at service delivery point.

Vacancy Number

397 -2021

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Years of Experience

3+ years of as counsellor dealing with CP, GBV and/or PwSN at least.


1 year with possibility of extension


As per the salary scale

Submission Guideline

Please submit your updated profile and cover letter to and clearly write the job title Location and vacancy number in the subject line of your application. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for written test/interview.


Applications without subject line will not be entertained.

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