Senior Counsellor

Organisation:  SHAFA HOME

Apply By:  27 May . 2018

Location:  New Delhi(Delhi) (Uttarakhand)

Senior Counsellor
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Job Description

Senior Counsellor

SHAFA HOME (New Delhi)

SHAFA HOME, a non-profit organization, goes one step ahead of the traditional methods to treat addiction and behavioral disorders by using well-researched methods of THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY (TC).

Treatment at SHAFA is based on a holistic module that emphasizes on the Physical, Psychological, Social and Spiritual recovery of the residents. We view addiction as a disease, characterized by a dependence on substance and behaviors. Though the disease is chronic and progressive, it’s definitely treatable. WE DO NOT PERMIT THE USE OF ANY MOOD-ALTERING SUBSTANCE in any of our facilities as we believe in 100 % abstinence from day one. We feel that recovery is not a destination; it’s a journey that requires a firm commitment to abstinence from alcohol/drugs and compulsive behaviors. Above all, SHAFA Home is a home away from home that assists its residents in regaining their self-esteem and self-worth.

1. Position

Senior Counsellor, New Delhi and Kotdwar (Uttarakhand), reporting to Program Manager (Resident Development).

2. Key Responsibilities

The Senior Counselor will be responsible for the day-to-day functioning of Therapeutic Community at the Delhi and Kotdwar facilities. The overall therapeutic job functions include:

  • Senior Counselor will take up a caseload of 20 clients at least and work with them throughout their duration of treatment.
  • Undertaking the psycho-social assessment, client's history, various psychological and behavioral tests on the basis of provided tests and formats.
  • Helping the Unit Head in preparation of Individual treatment goals as well as Community goals for the TC family through monthly case conferences.
  • Ensuring participation and involvement in staff orientations and case discussions.
  • Conducting Individual Counseling (IC) on a day to day basis based on the predetermined Individual goals in order to motivate rehabilitation of clients as per the plan.
  • Keeping the Program Manager (Resident Development) informed about the assessment and intervention plan of each client by maintaining proper documentation for the same.
  • Planning and conducting Family Counseling sessions with the families of residents and other stakeholders.
  • Responding and taking necessary actions for the medical needs of the residents.
  • Conducting training and supervision of the junior staff.
  • Planning and conducting group education sessions and participative group activities on various topics like communication, life skills etc. for the residents in SHAFA.
  • Documenting his/her daily activities regularly in the form of recordings, activity plans, monthly reports, IC reports, Psycho-social evaluation reports, session plans, family counselling reports etc. in detail.
  • The Senior Counselor will also ensure proper handovers and takeovers of duties, communications, feedback and responsibilities from the present staff on duty to the next staff daily.

3. Qualifications, Experience And Competencies

The senior counsellor must have a Master's degree or equivalent in Social Work, Psychiatric Social Work Psychology or Clinical Psychology (preferably with specialization relevant to Mental Health or Addiction Counselling). The applicant must have a minimum of 2-4 years of relevant work experience of working in the field of mental health or in a clinical setup.

SHAFA HOME adopts a gender fair and an inclusive recruitment policy and offers a competitive compensation.

Required Competencies:

  • Demonstrated program execution and coordination capacity and field experience;
  • Familiarity with stakeholders for deaddiction and treatment of substance abuse disorders in a residential setup;
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to comprehend and consolidate inputs from a diverse range of stakeholders and supervisors;
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and database creation (Candidates with additional Hindi typing skills would be preferred.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, both in English and Hindi;
  • Willingness to travel extensively to our other facility in Kotdwar, Uttarakhand; and
  • Spirit to work collaboratively with the team for achieving common goals and objectives

4. Compensation

The compensation will be in accordance with education, experience and previous assignments held.

5. Assignment

The contract shall be issued by SHAFA HOME in conformity with their existing guidelines for senior counsellor and renewed annually, subject to the satisfactory performance of the selected candidate.

6. Starting Date

The starting date is June 2018 or as per mutual agreement.

7. Job Location

The candidates will be expected to travel to both our centers in New Delhi and Kotdwar.


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Candidates who fulfil these requirements are invited to send (i) a letter of motivation (not exceeding 750 words) describing suitability and interest in the position, (ii) latest CV with contact details (not more than 5 pages) and (iii) three references to the following e-mail address: with the subject line “Senior Counsellor”. Candidates are encouraged to visit SHAFA HOME’s website available at the following link:

Applicants who do not have the required qualifications and experience should abstain from applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and informed about the next steps.


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