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Counsellor (Paediatric & Adolescent) job at The AIDs Support Organisaton

About the Organization

The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) is an indigenous HIV and AIDS service initiative, registered in Uganda as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). It is a pioneer non-public actor in the HIV and AIDS response in Uganda and sub Saharan Africa. TASO is a membership organisation with over 4,000 subscriber members.
Since inception in 1987, TASO grew into a household name in the HIV and AIDS response in the country. It is now one of the largest institutions providing the most comprehensive HIV prevention, care and support services.

Job Description

To manage and direct the children and adolescents Program and play a focal person’s role in the implementation of comprehensive youth and adolescent services in accordance with the National OVC policy, Strategic plan and TASO’s set standard operating procedures.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Children, adolescent and youth services mapped

  • Participation in community engagement ensured

  • Policy enforcement ensure

  • Inventory maintenance and security provided for youth/children play materials

  • Plans and Budget developed

  • Stakeholder engagement ensured

  • Children, Adolescent and youth friendly services provided at the center and communities

  • Children Adolescent and youth activities well monitored

  • Children adolescent and youth linked to other services

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Education and Training

  • Educational Background: A master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or a related field is typically required. Specialization in child and adolescent psychology or counseling is highly preferred.

  • Licensure: State licensure or certification as a professional counselor (e.g., Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or equivalent). Additional certifications in pediatric and adolescent counseling are advantageous.

  • Training: Completion of supervised clinical training or internship in pediatric and adolescent counseling.

Experience

  • Clinical Experience: Several years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a clinical setting. Experience in schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, or private practice is valuable.

  • Specialized Experience: Experience dealing with specific issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral disorders, and developmental challenges in children and adolescents

How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.

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