Psychosocial Counsellor at COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale, is a humanitarian, non-confessional and independent organization founded in 1965 in Milan, Italy. For more than 50 years we have been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and to supporting populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development, by making use of the professionalism of local and international operators, and through our partnerships with public and private bodies and civil society organizations.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Psychosocial CounsellorLocation: BornoBackgroundCOOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014 to carry out a rapid evaluation of the most relevant constraints suffered by the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) displaced by the food crisis and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin.COOPI’s aim is to support the most basic and pressing needs of communities affected by the violence. Despite the challenges presented by the security situation and the remoteness of the area, COOPI is providing a multi-sectoral emergency response to the victims of Boko Haram focused on food security, nutrition, protection and education.Scope of the VacancyThe Psychosocial Counsellor will to provide a range of therapeutic counselling services to children, adolescents and their families in the urban area of Maiduguri.He/She will promote access to specialized protection services, education, nutrition, health facilities within the community.Main Duties / ResponsibilitiesUnder the direct supervision of the Protection Officer, he/she:Provide individual, group and family counselling services to the beneficiaries as necessaryCarry out awareness sessions on child rights in the IDPs camps, primary schools, Child Friendly Spaces, Youth ClubsEnsure all cases of children at risk are addressed on all levels and ensure that local communities are aware of all existing CP services available.Identify capacity building needs and gaps in CP and PSS support in the target areas.Ensure child rights violations are monitored, recorded and reportedMap all care specialized services available within the community or in its proximity for referralIdentify what are the cases that can be responded through community mechanismsFacilitate parenting or caregivers support groupsDevelop creative interventions based on needs presented by the communityOrganizes recreational activities and community events to promote access to education and child’s rightsAny other related duties as assigned from time to time. 

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