Tdh Swiss

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Lay Counsellor

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Job description:

As part of its juvenile justice activities, Tdh will conduct individual counselling for children in detention, as to rehabilitate them and favour a peaceful reintegration. Tdh seeks to recruit professionals who have strong communication and psychosocial support skills, and build their competencies as to enable them to provide counselling to children/youth in detention under the supervision of a clinical psychologist. The lay counsellors will collaborate with other social workers that provide other services to the beneficiaries, as to complement efforts that favour a sustainable reintegration of children.

Main responsibilities :
1. Counselling
1.1 Provide counselling and therapy sessions to individual cases that have been identified as needing psychological support, and which have been referred by the team and/ or other stakeholders.
1.2 Conduct psychosocial assessments, including assessment of mental health, needs using strictly methodologies assigned by the supervisor
1.3 Implement appropriate therapeutic interventions utilizing appropriate and evidence based interventions as indicated by the supervisor.
1.4 Carry out other tasks as assigned by the line manager as required.

2. Coordination with other teams and services
2.1 Disseminate information regarding available resources and services provided in the area of intervention and other areas
2.2 Work in coordination with other teams to identify child protection concerns and children in need of case management services

3. Resource management, data management, and reporting
3.1 Use programme resources effectively and with care
3.2 Ensure proper record keeping of cases, ensuring confidentiality, and ensure that data collected is received and recorded by the data management staff in a timely and accurate manner.
3.3 Identify logistic and admin support needs related to the case management activities, and communicates these to the relevant log/admin support person, with the knowledge of his/her supervisor.
3.4 Ensure appropriate management and storage of program material, equipment, information.

4. Problem-solving and teamwork
4.1 Contribute to the management of programme activities, according to the strategies communicated by line managers and the overall programme manager, in order to reach programme objectives
4.2 Develop common priority actions leading to solutions to the identified problems
4.3 Identify the problems associated with the delivery of the programme and inform the line manager, HR, logistics, beneficiaries in accordance with the line manager’s orientations
4.4 Attend and take part in the meetings necessary for passing on information for the smooth running of activities
4.5 Helpline manager in setting up the activities schedule every week
4.6 Attend relevant trainings on Protection, Child Protection, Case Management, CCCM and others, in accordance with the line management.

Required Competencies: This function requires the mastery of Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC), Technical and Methodological Competencies (TMC)
In particular:

• Good command of Arabic and English are required.
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (social work, psychology, education, social sciences, etc.).
• Superior organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and to take initiative, with a result-oriented approach and positive attitude.
• At least three years of humanitarian experience is required. Previous NGO experience, and especially counselling/psychosocial support experience, is a distinct advantage.
• The ability to communicate effectively with children and adults, local authorities and other partners, and express oneself in a clear and concise way.
• Ability to work in unstable, uncertain or potentially dangerous environments, independently and in a team.
• Strong cross-cultural communication and resilience skills.

Values:
• The post holder must know, implement and promote humanitarian principles and specifically child protection principles and information management principles.
• The post holder is polite, respectful, honest, punctual (and respects deadlines), creative, pacifist, proactive, committed and – during office hours – non-political. S/he is in constant exchange with colleagues and supervisors communicates problems and enriches discussions. S/he treats people of different religion, age, sex, and economic status appropriate and equally and actively ensures their wellbeing and raises his/her voice when required. S/he is willing to improve own capacities and is open for all topics Tdh is working on to actively contribute to comprehensive programme implementation.
• S/he uses Tdh equipment, vehicles, resources and premises economically and responsibly. S/he positively represents Tdh towards beneficiaries, stakeholders and the general public.

Child Safeguarding Policy
• Raising awareness within the Foundation on violence against children.
• Providing guidance to employees and others and defining expectations when it comes to preventing, raising, denouncing and responding to issues of child abuse.
• Reducing the risk of child abuse by selectively recruiting employees and others.
• Reducing the risk of child abuse by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children.

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