The ASAP Foundation Trust: Psychosocial Support Officer

The ASAP Foundation Trust
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 15 October, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP)’s mission is to connect rural women and youth to their own power to identify challenges and create positive change in their communities: to support holistic care for children, to strengthen local food security, and to increase household income and community resilience. The Psychosocial Support (PSS) Officer leads and executes counselling and PSS intervention to OVC, Care givers and GBV survivors.

ASAP invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the above contracted position for three days a week in Matatiele, Eastern Cape.
 
Requirements include:

  • A tertiary qualification in psychology/ Social Work, Auxiliary Social work or experience in child care community work and counselling
  • At least 3 years relevant experience in the same or similar environment.
  • Fluent in a local language preferably Xhosa/ Sotho
  • Ability to work within a team as well as independently
  • People focused
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and relationship building skills
  • Good Listener
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle pressure
  • A  driver’s license is a MUST

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing psychosocial support to GBV Survivors, caregivers and OVCs
  • Consulting with appropriate program support personnel (e.g., child development instructor/social worker) to assure needs of infants, children and parents are being addressed
  • Developing and updating program procedures to ensure compliance and appropriateness
  • Confidence building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in the community
  • Liaising with CBOs and groups to identify crisis cases and referring them to the relevant Government bodies
  • Affirming parenting techniques to care givers
  • Developing and maintain case files for each beneficiary who has been attended to
  • Developing and maintain relationships with Programme support personnel or departments
  • Providing feedback to CBOs on progress made on any pending cases and documenting the progress in the follow up OVC assessment records
  • Developing and maintain evaluation procedures
  • Providing mentorship for the Care givers at the centres

To apply please e-mail your CV, cover letter and all other supporting documents to Linet Dube: linet@africansolutions.org 

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

For more about African Solutions to African Problems Foundation, refer to www.africansolutions.org

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

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Eastern Cape

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