Several Counsellor NGO Jobs – Children of Grace

Job Title:             Counsellor (Several Job Opportunities)
Organisation:  Children of Grace
Duty Station:
About US:
Children of Grace works with
marginalized and vulnerable children and families affected by the scourge of
disease and poverty who need a lot of psycho-social support to cope with the
day to day challenges of life.
Job Summary: The counsellor should be competent in prioritizing
and working with little supervision, self-motivated and trustworthy. A children
of Grace Counsellor is to be a Christian role-model for the children, providing
relevant and targeted counselling to children offering social, spiritual and
personal support.
Key Duties and
Child Counselling (65%)
·       The Counsellor will spend most of their time listening
to, empathize with, encourage and help to empower children. The nature of
problems encountered varies according to the setting and could include, for
example, death in the family, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, the need
to manage harmful emotions and behaviors, or difficulties with coping with
traumatic experience and events
·       Develop positive and meaningful relationships with
children through understanding the child and scheduling one on one counseling
sessions on a regular basis depending on the needs of the child.
·       Providing counselling face to face through visiting
children at school and at home and over the telephone when need arises.
·       Working with individuals, families or groups of
students who may be dealing with the same challenges each week.
·       Keeping confidential records of all the children and
families in the program.
·       Building a relationship of trust and respect with
·       Track, analyze and compile all the sessions and track
changes in the lives of the children.
·       Working with the Health Coordinator provide targeted
support through scheduled sessions with children dealing with chronic
Guardian engagement (15%)
·       Conduct home visits with the guardians to ensure that
the children undergoing counselling are receiving the necessary care and
support from the parents i.e. academic, personal, emotional, hygiene, feeding
·       Follow up with parents on their responsibilities
towards the children that are dealing with difficulties.
·       With the medical Coordinator organize guardian talks
to discuss child psychological and health issues for the guardians and
·       Support the community Ambassadors in implementing
activities related to child counselling and support.
Other responsibilities (5%)
·       Other duties as required, including occasional work on
weekends and public holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken in
consultation with the Director of Operations

Qualifications, Skills and
·       The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Counselling and Guidance and Counselling or 3 years’ experience of work in
·       Four years’ work experience in a busy NGO counselling
·       Commitment to understanding and supporting the vision
and mission of Children of Grace.
·       Compassion and appreciation for orphans and vulnerable
children issues.
·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·       Significant experience counselling clients and
·       Excellent computer and typing skills and proficiency
in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point.
·       Ability to analyze problems and make sound operational
·       Excellent organizational skills and methodological
approach to program management.
·       Attention to detail and ability to keep track of
clients in an organized way.
·       Ability to follow through on tasks with minimal
·       Ability to be a team player and leader.
·       Professional attitude and appearance.
·       Ability to work under pressure with minimum
·       Great organizational skills and the ability to track
clients and conduct well-documented follow-ups.
·       Individual must be ambitious, results-orientated,
highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
·       The successful candidate will thrive in a
multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing the
How to apply:
All interested and qualified
candidates Please send a motivation letter clearly demonstrating your ability
to perform each of the areas in the Job Description and a 2 Page Resume to  with the
subject of the email as the position you are applying for.
Note:  Generic Motivation Letters and Resumes will
not be accepted and due to the volume of Applications ONLY shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 31st December 2019
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