Psychosocial Support Officer

Psychosocial Support Officer

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Psychosocial Support Officer

  • Location

    Eastern Cape, South Africa

  • Date Posted

    4 months ago

  • Apply Before

    13 May, 2023

Job Title: Psychosocial Support Officer

Position Type: Full-time


ASAP invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the above full-time position in Matatiele, Eastern Cape. The Psychosocial Support (PSS) Officer leads and executes counselling and PSS intervention to OVC, Care givers and GBV survivors.

Requirements include:

  • A tertiary qualification in psychology/ Social Work, Auxiliary Social work

  • A registration with the relevant social work body

  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience in the same or similar environment.

  • Fluent in a local language preferably Xhosa/ Sotho

  • Ability to work within a team as well as independently

  • People focused

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and relationship building skills

  • Good Listener

  • Attention to detail and ability to handle pressure

  • A driver’s license is a MUST

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing psychosocial support to GBV Survivors, caregivers and OVCs

  • Coordinate GVB advocacy and awareness

  • Consulting with appropriate program support personnel (e.g., child development instructor/social worker) to assure needs of infants, children and parents are being addressed

  • Developing and updating program procedures to ensure compliance and appropriateness

  • Confidence building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in the community

  • Liaising with CBOs and groups to identify crisis cases and referring them to the relevant Government bodies

  • Affirming parenting techniques to care givers

  • Developing and maintain case files for each beneficiary who has been attended to

  • Developing and maintain relationships with Programme support personnel or departments 

  • Providing feedback to CBOs on progress made on any pending cases and documenting the progress in the follow up OVC assessment records

  • Developing and maintain evaluation procedures

  • Providing mentorship for the Care givers at the centres


To apply please e-mail your CV, cover letter and all other supporting documents to Noluthando Nzimande: by the 13th of May 2023, 16h00. More about ASAP only shortlisted candidates will be contacted