National Society for Rehabilitation (NSR) - Job Vacancy "Psychosocial Counselor"

National Society for Rehabilitation (NSR) 

Job Vacancy

Psychosocial Counselor (Full time 100%)

Number of job requirement / 2  PSS

Place: The National Society for Rehabilitation (NSR)- (Khanyounis and Middle branches)
Reports To:
Project Coordinator (PC)

Period:  3 months with possible extension


The National Society for Rehabilitation (NSR) is a non-profit, a non-governmental association, working toward the rights of Persons with Disabilities through different strategies (rights, advocacy, and community empowerment ). NSR  was established in 1990 and still working I  the field po rehabilitation and disability adopting Community Based Rehabilitation Program (CBR) which is implemented in 25 geographical locations in the Gaza strip which covers four governorates of Gaza Strip: Gaza, Middle Area, Khan Younis, and Rafah.


Job Summary:

NSR in partnership with Campaign for the Children of Palestine “CCP- Japan” organization will start a project entitled " Community Development for Rehabilitation and Reintegration of the Persons with Disabilities or the Other Challenges in Gaza Strip", which is funded by JPF. The project will contribute to promote independence of the persons with disabilities and in need for the treatment, without being left behind from the reconstruction process in Gaza.

S/he will be reporting directly to the PC and work on all program activities.


Main duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess mental functions, emotional status and social development of Persons with disabilities to determine the level and the type of cognition, perception and behavior deficiency as well as the strength and capacities, to assess their social environment and their social interactions.

  • Design individual and group psychological support sessions and / or interventions that would contribute to the evolving capacities of PWD to the realization of the dignified life of them.

  • Conduct home visit to PwDs to assess the needs and provide support to those who have registered their need for assessment and support purposes.

  • To Provide counseling and guidance to individuals and groups and conducts home visits, as appropriate.

  • Coordinate the other team members in setting up the intervention / therapy plan for the PWD, and other vulnerable groups in a multidisciplinary approach.

  • Participate in the technical trainings that CCP will conduct in order to improve the team members’ intervention quality with PWD.

  • Respect and implement the quality criteria system that will be trained on by CCP during working with PwDs.

  • Refer to other specialists in NSR PT clinic or, in collaboration with the medical team, to other institutions for further assistance.

  • providing individual, group and family counseling sessions to the targeted groups in addition to group activities such as peer to peer supportive groups for the caregivers in cooperation with the social workers and under the supervision of the technical supervisor.

  • Report to the project coordinator using the agreed monitoring tools and reports forms on daily/weekly/monthly and quarterly basis.

  • To Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Academic and Professional Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in psychology or psychosocial Counseling.

  • Minimum three years of progressively responsible work experience in the field of psychology and development, significant experience working on rehabilitation projects and similar projects. preferably working with Persons with disabilities and Persons with injuries. Experience with NGOs is desirable;

  • Good writing and communication skills in both English and Arabic;

  • Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines;

  • Proven ability to develop progress reports;

  • Proficiency in computer applications (MS Word, Excel);

  • Demonstrated strengths in relationship management; able to work with diverse groups of people in multicultural, team-oriented environment.

  • Understands and works with local contexts (operational and cultural).

  • Excellent counseling skills and ability to work with female and male children, adolescents, adults and elderly.

  • Creativity and ability to take initiatives.



How to Apply:

  1. To get the Job application, please press on the link below and fill the application and send it with your C.V

Deadline for submitting applications no later than Monday 4/5/2020, no later than 09:00 p.m.

The most recent CV including 3 professional contacts as references.

Please include the job title as Psychosocial Counselor in the subject line of your application e-mail.

Applications from candidates with disabilities are especially welcome, particularly women.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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