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Counsellor: Jyothi Hospital

Post: Counsellor

Organization: Jyothi Hospital

Location: Kuruda, Balasore, Orissa

Qualification: It is desirable that the counsellor should hold a post-graduate degree either in Psychology (MA/MSc) or Social Work. In case of non-availability of the same, a graduate in Psychology/Social Work/Sociology/ Human Development may be considered. Knowledge of computer applications is essential.

Roles and responsibilities of the Counsellor includes:

Essential Counselling
• Provide adherence counselling on ART and drug adherence, nutrition counselling and counselling on positive living and life after infection
• Provide psycho- social support
• Provide counselling on prevention practices and on primary prevention
• Provide follow up counselling on repeat visits
• Train outreach workers on essential counselling skills

Desirable Counselling
• Family counselling on home based care and stigma

• Provide counselling on other support services available
• Bereavement counselling

• Maintain individual counselling records and counselling sheets
• Assist the Coordinator in the collection and compilation of MIS
• Facilitate establishment of linkages with support groups and PLHIV networks in the local area for two-way referrals
• Provide feed back to the doctor regarding individual cases
• Liaison with the nearest ART center so that PLHIV initiated with ART access services in the CCC

Last Date: October 20, 2008