Mental Health & Psycho Social Support Specialist

Posted By: World vision India


Not Specified

Program Implementation


Job Description

  • To provide trauma-informed mental health and psycho social support services (MHPSS) to child survivors of sex trafficking and other CNCPs vulnerable to sex trafficking living in GOVT/NGO shelter homes.
  • To establish MPHSS case management system in shelter homes for the clients enrolled in WV India case management system and streamline recovery and rehabilitation services;
  • To provide group counselling and other psycho-social interventions to children living in red-light areas vulnerable to sexual exploitation;  
  • To build the capacity of Child Care Institutions (both Govt and NGOs) to provide quality mental health services to children-in-need-of-care-and-protection (CNCP)
  • To contribute to any research and documentation efforts undertaken by WV India related to mental health component in aftercare

Eligibility Criteria

Role Requirement



(the leadership skills to do the job)

  • Counselling skills
  • Documentation skills
  • Networking and partnership skills

Knowledge & Qualifications

(the specific qualifications and  knowledge required)

  • MSW (Psychiatric Social Worker) (Or) MA /MSC (Psychology) (Or) Graduate in any discipline with a diploma in MHPSS or related field or exposure to mental health programs;
  • Language: Bengali reading and writing is a MUST
  • Ability to use appropriate clinical, diagnostic and treatment planning terminology with clients, and referral agencies.
  • General knowledge of the Diagnostic Standards Manual classification system and ability to identify psycho-social disorders;
  • Keen awareness in current trends, best practices in addressing psychological outcomes of violence including Trauma Informed Care.
  • Knowledge of the mandatory government process relevant to after care like CWC, Individual care plan, Form J, HSR, etc


(the experience gained - including environment, timeframe and context)

At least 2 years’ experience in Mental Health and Psycho-social services

Previous experience in working with children at risk / children-in-need-of-care-and-protection;

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - MCA

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:World vision India
  • About Organization:World Vision India is one of the country’s largest child-focused humanitarian organisations. With over seven decades of experience at the grassroots, we employ proven, effective development, public engagement and relief practices empowering vulnerable children and communities living in contexts of poverty and injustice to become self-sufficient and bring lasting change. We serve all children regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender as a demonstration of Christ’s unconditional love for all people.