Blind Youth Association Nepal (BYAN)

Psychosocial Counselor

Blind Youth Association Nepal (BYAN)

Psychosocial Counselor

Blind Youth Association is an organization established by the Blind and Partially Sighted Youth of Nepal. With the vision of ‘BPS people of Nepal enjoying dignified life in an inclusive society’ BYAN is currently working in the area of policy advocacy, education, employment disaster risk reduction, political participation and SRHR of persons with disabilities in general and BPS in particular. Currently, BYAN is working in the support of Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund (NERF) for the project psychosocial support and menstural health management program for blind and partially sighted students in which we are seeking for the well qualified psychosocial counsellor and support. Blind Youth Association Nepal (BYAN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and supporting visually impaired individuals across Nepal. In line with its commitment to promoting the well-being and inclusion of visually impaired individuals, BYAN has identified the need for specialized psychosocial support within blind schools. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by visually impaired students, including mental health issues and psychosocial barriers, BYAN aims to enhance support services tailored to their specific needs.In collaboration with its chapters located in various provinces of Nepal, BYAN seeks to establish a Psycho-Social Support Programme that focuses on addressing the mental health and psychosocial needs of visually impaired students within blind schools. The programme aims to relocate schools to designated districts where BYAN has its chapters, facilitating sustained engagement and support beyond the project duration.Locations of Work:The job vacancies for Psychosocial Counsellor and Support Officer will primarily operate within 13 schools located in the following districts across Nepal:Province 1: Jhapa and MorangProvince 2: BaraProvince 3: Kathmandu and ChitwanProvince 4: KaskiProvince 5: Rupandehi and BankeProvince 6: SurkhetProvince 7: Kailali

Blind Youth Association is an organization established by the Blind and Partially Sighted Youth of Nepal. With the vision of ‘BPS people of Nepal enjoying dignified life in an inclusive society’ BYAN is currently working in the area of policy advocacy, education, employment disaster risk reduction, political participation and SRHR of persons with disabilities in general and BPS in particular. Currently, BYAN is working …

Psychosocial Counselor

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : Mid Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : May. 15, 2024 23:55 (1 week, 3 days ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Under Graduate (Bachelor)
Experience Required : More than or equal to 1 year
Other Specification

Interested individuals for the post of psychosocial counsellor should possess the following qualifications:

  • The individual should be visually impaired.
  • Bachelors running in any discipline, preferred in Psychology, Social Sciences, and having experience of 1 year or more in similar field.
  • Experience in providing counseling and psychosocial support services to individuals with disabilities, preferably visually impaired individuals.
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and psychosocial challenges faced by visually impaired individuals, as well as experience in addressing these challenges through counseling and support interventions.
  • Familiarity with various counseling techniques and approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, supportive counseling, and trauma-informed care.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish rapport and build trust.

Job Description

Blind Youth Association is an organization established by the Blind and Partially Sighted Youth of Nepal. With the vision of ‘BPS people of Nepal enjoying dignified life in an inclusive society’ BYAN is currently working in the area of policy advocacy, education, employment disaster risk reduction, political participation and SRHR of persons with disabilities in general and BPS in particular. Currently, BYAN is working in the support of Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund (NERF) for the project psychosocial support and menstural health management program for blind and partially sighted students in which we are seeking for the well qualified psychosocial counsellor and support. Blind Youth Association Nepal (BYAN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and supporting visually impaired individuals across Nepal. In line with its commitment to promoting the well-being and inclusion of visually impaired individuals, BYAN has identified the need for specialized psychosocial support within blind schools. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by visually impaired students, including mental health issues and psychosocial barriers, BYAN aims to enhance support services tailored to their specific needs.In collaboration with its chapters located in various provinces of Nepal, BYAN seeks to establish a Psycho-Social Support Programme that focuses on addressing the mental health and psychosocial needs of visually impaired students within blind schools. The programme aims to relocate schools to designated districts where BYAN has its chapters, facilitating sustained engagement and support beyond the project duration.Locations of Work:The job vacancies for Psychosocial Counsellor and Support Officer will primarily operate within 13 schools located in the following districts across Nepal:Province 1: Jhapa and MorangProvince 2: BaraProvince 3: Kathmandu and ChitwanProvince 4: KaskiProvince 5: Rupandehi and BankeProvince 6: SurkhetProvince 7: Kailali

Objective of the assignment:

To provide specialized psychosocial support and assistance tailored to the unique needs of students, thereby promoting their mental health, emotional well-being, and overall integration into the school environment. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide psychosocial counselling and support tailored specifically for visually impaired individuals in blind schools.
  • Conduct individual and group counselling sessions to address mental health issues, coping strategies, and emotional well-being.
  • Develop and implement psychoeducational workshops and training sessions on topics relevant to visually impaired students, such as resilience, self-esteem, and communication skills.
  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and other professionals to create a supportive environment for visually impaired students.
  • Keep detailed records of counselling sessions and participate in case conferences as needed.

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