Duties and Responsibilities: will be responsible for performing the following functions:
Counseling and Behaviour Change Communication
•The counsellor is responsible for taking individual and group sessions on HIV/AIDS, STI, safe sex and injecting practices, prevention of abscesses, overdose prevention, drug treatment options, OST, etc.
•The counsellor also shall engage in family counselling.
•Demonstrate condom use, counsel on condom negotiation skills.
•The counsellor shall also be responsible for motivating the clients for regular General Medical Check ups, referral of clients to ICTC, STI clinic, ART, etc.
•The counsellor shall also be responsible for orientation of ORWs on counselling techniques and coordinate the outreach based BCC and psychosocial support activities.
•The counsellor shall also look into the counselling requirement of female sex partner and spouses of IDUs and motivating them to avail the HIV related services (STI treatment, ICTC, etc).
•In addition, s/
Desired Candidate Profile
Post Graduation - MSW
•The counsellor should be a Post-graduate in Psychology or Social Work with a regular course.
In case, a person with above qualification is not available, candidate with following qualification and experience may be considered:
•Graduate in Psychology or Social Work (only with regular course) with minimum two years work experience in counselling or working with TIs/Adolescent Health Programme/Mental Health settings/Substance Abuse or Drug Dependence programmes.
Knowledge and Skills
•Familiarity with issues related to marginalised communities especially with HRGs and their families
•Strong communication and mobilisation skills.
•Ability to work in small teams, and flexible ways of working.
•Proficiency in report writing, case study compilation.
•At least 10 days in the field visit required.
•Overall management capacity to monitor, report and guide the team under him/her in absence of Project Manager or any other task provided by the team.