Counsellor - TI

Posted By: Smta Chakrata,Vikasnagar


Junior Management

Program Implementation


Job Description

Walk in interview on Dated 8th May 2024 at SMTA Campus, Bhimawala, Vikas Nagar, Dehradun.

Position: Counsellor

Candidates are requsted to mail their CV to smatachakrata@gmail by 6th May 2024.


SMTA is Implementing Targated Intervention Project in Vikas Nagar area in Dehradun District among FSW and MSM Comuunity with the support of Uttarakhand State AIDS Control Society.

Summary of Key Functions:

The Counsellor will be responsible for managing providing counselling and communication support to the programme in identifying individual or group behaviour including opportunities or challenges which have implication in HIV/AIDS Programme.

Identify motivators or inhibitors among individuals or their family members and among groups which required to be addressed through BCC sessions by outreach team as well as through one to one or one to group counselling sessions. Ensure confidentiality while dealing with individual cases.

Ensure participation in project based clinics, preferred providers clinics, health camps and would maintain patient registers, dispense medicines, demonstrate condom use, counsel on condom negotiation skills, education on NSEP, overdose prevention, abscess, OST, use of lubrication etc.

Duties and Responsibilities: will be responsible for performing the following functions: Counselling and Behaviour Change Communication

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. The counsellor shall also be responsible for orientation of ORWs on counselling techniques and coordinate the outreach-based BCC and psychosocial support activities.

4. The counsellor shall also investigate the counselling requirement of female sex partner and spouses of IDUs and motivating them to avail the HIV related services (STI treatment, ICTC, etc).

5. The counsellor would be responsible for identifying individual or group motivators or inhibitors which require to be addressed for health seeking behaviours, condom use, decline in sharing the needles/syringes, decline in domestic or group violence, addressing issues related to self-esteem, commoditisation of groups etc.

6. The Counsellor would be responsible for management of clinics especially record keeping, management of the patient flow, visit to the clinic sites or preferred providers and dispensing of medicines.

7. The counsellor in coordination with M&E assistant cum Accountant would identify the hotspots or sites with low service uptake, increasing defaulters – prepare outreach and visit plan to conduct hotspot level meeting.

8. The counsellor along with ORWs would prepare a plan to improve linkage with ICTCs / FICTCs ensuring sharing of line listing of referred clients from TI to ICTC, maintenance of referral cards and referral registers.

9. The counsellor along with M&E assistant cum Accountant would ensure timely reporting of condom stocks, STI and other general medicine stocks to DAPCU, SACS, SETU or TSG as per requirements.

10. The counsellor will participate in stakeholder meeting and would prepare a stakeholder engagement plan to ensure that the issues related to BCC and service uptake is associated.

11. The Counsellor to travel to the project area for providing services in the field. The counsellor should visit the field for about 12-14 days in a month.

12. Any other TI related work assigned by the Project Manager as required by the project.


• Report to PM of the project.

• Provide data / information required for preparation of reports.

• Prepare at least 12 case records in the prescribed format and conduct risk management plan for HRGs or their regular clients.

• Maintain / ensure records on referrals to other services, patients register, follow up register, referrals cards, reconciliation of referral cards, patient cards, condom stock and issue register, needle and syringe stock and issue register, bio-medical waste management register, medicine stock and issue register, social marketing of condoms register or any other documents as per requirements.

Recruitment Qualifications Education and Experience: -

The counsellor should be a Post-graduate in Psychology or Social Work, MA Sociology 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 with minimum two years’ work experience in counselling or working with TIs/Adolescent Health Programme/Mental Health settings/Substance Abuse or Drug Dependence programmes.

Location: Vikas Nagar, Uttarakhand

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Smta Chakrata,Vikasnagar
  • About Organization:SMTA is a voluntary agency, which drew inspiration from SWRC, and is working in Chakrata region since 1983, on broad fronts of social development: watershed, Community based organizations, human resource development, water and sanitation, environment, non-conventional energy, education, gender and culture. SMTA is presently working in seven blocks located in the districts of Dehra Dun and Uttarkashi. In the former, SMTA is working in Vikas Nagar, Chakrata and Kalsi blocks of District Dehra Dun and Mori, Purola, Dunda and Naugaon blocks of District Uttarkashi in the State of Uttarakhand. Of these, Chakrata and Kalsi are tribal population inhabited blocks.

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