INTERSOS Organization

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PSS Worker – Shirqat

Job Overview

Purpose/objective of the position:
The PSS Worker implements structured and unstructured psycho-social support activities and trainings for beneficiary groups.

Generic Duties:
Conduct a variety of structured and unstructured activities (recreational, psycho-social and informal skills training) for beneficiaries, catering to the various psycho-social needs and interests of different beneficiary groups (adults, adolescents, children);
Prepare for structured psycho-social support activities by carefully reading the PSS SOPs and Curriculum Manuals and preparing all required material and equipment in advance;
Conduct recreational activities with children and adults such as sports activities, arts and crafts, dance music, drama etc;
Support community resource persons in the implementation of vocational and skill trainings;
Facilitate the participation of all segments of the target population in the planned activities ensuring the inclusion of the most vulnerable groups;
Ensure that during all activities proper attention is paid to specific emotional and physical needs;
Monitor beneficiaries’ progress during psychosocial support activities and identify persons with unusual changes in behavior or other signs of psychosocial distress for referral to a Case Worker or Psychologist;
Carry out all tasks respecting key protection principles including but not limited to: do no harm, non-discrimination, confidentiality and accountability;
Conduct focus group discussions and other participatory activities to engage community members in protection activities and to better understand their needs and interests;
Engage community volunteers in planned activities held at the community center according to a planned activity schedule;
Maintain daily attendance registers and monthly inventory sheets for each activity conducted;
Ensure a safe, friendly and non-discriminatory environment is upheld during all activities;
Participate in meetings and trainings in and outside the centers and/or in INTERSOS offices when requested;
Complete additional tasks assigned by Supervisor.

Person Specification:
Education and professional experience:
University Degree in a related field (Social Work, Psychology, etc);
Two years relevant work experience;
Strong knowledge of psycho-social programming in the humanitarian context.

Competencies: (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
Computer literacy (Word, Excel)
Confidentiality, respect and non-discriminatory attitude
Strong technical knowledge in protection and psycho-social support
Ability to train people, facilitate trainings and build participants’ knowledge and skills
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Good analytical and reporting skills
Ability to show empathy
Ability to work under pressure
Fluency in Arabic (written and spoken)
Working knowledge in English (written and spoken)

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