Bradfield Consulting

COUNSELLOR - LAGOS

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Active since 15-11-2018 Job category Health care - Physical
Location LAGOS Level Entry level/Graduate
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Fixed term contract
Hours 0 Salary -
JOB TITLE: COUNSELLOR

JOB LOCATION: LAGOS

Business Purpose/Objective
• A resilient individual to counsel victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic abuse both pre-trial and post-trial. Client focus are mainly women and children. The ideal candidate will have a back ground of counselling people who have suffered trauma and be able to adapt to different styles of counselling and psychological support to meet the needs of those individuals. Empathy and professionalism need to be balanced to ensure the safety of the client group.
• This position coordinates and provides programming for sexual violence intervention and prevention education and outreach programs locally and state-wide. The Counsellor also keeps documentation on services provided and assists with reporting for government grantors.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
• Provide quality assessment, case management, counselling, referral and follow up services always to clients.
• Provide initial crisis intervention counselling to clients as requested and needed.
• Provide support to the client during medical examinations and other procedures as requested.
• Work with the client to develop a plan for her next steps that is in line with her own choices, available options, and existing situation,
• Provide basic support and guidance to family members to help them provide on-going support to the clients at home and during the recovery process, per the situation.
• Provide support where feasible to clients requesting support for legal follow up.

• Conduct follow up with relevant service providers to which referrals were made.
• Help to monitor quality of service provision through regular feedback from clients and their families on services provided through feedback session, surveys, and other activities.
• Ensure all documentation on gender-based violence clients and services provided are updated, accurate, organized, and well-maintained. This includes client files, intake assessment forms, service delivery and referral documentation, and other forms and documents as required by the program.
• Ensure that all client files are well maintained in an appropriate storage facility that is, well protected and locked with restricted access always.Help ensure that absolute confidentiality is maintained always and, in all processes, per the survivors’ wishes.
• Enter client data into the Data Management System and assist with data collation and reports as required and requested. Provide inputs into other centre activity reports as requested/required.
• Assist the Centre Manager with other financial, logistical, and administrative tasks as requested and required at the centre
• Help the centre manager to ensure that the centre and its clients are reasonably safe and secure from external harm as feasible, and report incidents/seek assistance where needed.

Requirements
• The Counsellor will have external working relationships primarily in the context of the specific job responsibilities which include line ministries, government agencies, health workers, schools, community groups and leaders, and other organizations as required. The Counsellor will also assist the Centre Manager in maintaining those external relationships specific to service provision and referrals for survivor support.
• The Counsellor will work in collaboration with all staff in both program and support sectors.

JOB SPECIFICATION


• Candidates must possess at least 3 years’ experience in the direct provision of counselling or psychosocial support services to clients of gender-based violence, or alternatively adults & children in similar circumstances.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply the principles of providing quality service delivery for clients of gender-based violence in various settings and circumstances.
• Excellent listening and observation skills; ability to create a space of trust, support, respect, and confidentiality with clients of all ages and backgrounds.
• Strong communication skills and ability to engage with different groups and stakeholders in strengthening referral pathways and coordination and raising awareness about gender-based violence.
• Proficiency in Microsoft packages i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint

Remuneration: #140,000 gross

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Health care - Physical
Industry / Industries Consultancy
Region Nigeria
Keywords COUNSELLOR

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