Saturday, November 2, 2019

Community Mental Health Officer

Community Mental Health Officer required at IRD Pakistan

Community Mental Health Officer

Location: Karachi - Pakistan
Salary: 20k - 35k ( PKR )
Experience: 1 Year
Shift Timings: Morning Shift
Job Type: Full-Time



DEPARTMENT / PROGRAM : Mental Health Program 

REPORTING TO : Field Supervisor 

EMPLOYMENT TYPE : Contractual 

LOCATION : Karachi, Pakistan 


The incumbent will be responsible for delivering front-line mental health services in communities across Karachi, as well as within IRD Partner sites. This includes providing lay counseling and support services to individuals experiencing depression/anxiety and conducting awareness-raising activities.


Conduct mass screening for depression/anxiety at both facility and community levels.

Provide lay counseling and support to individuals found positive for depression/anxiety.

Maintain excellent records of client treatment progress.

Establish a safe environment for people to discuss their personal issues.

Provide counseling to family members (if needed) of people with depression/anxiety.

Make home visits as required.

Conduct community mobilization activities, as required, for awareness-raising sessions.

Carry out research activities (data collection) as required by the program.

Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all patients, conversations, referrals, etc.

Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.

Attend regular staff meetings and in-services.

Calling up the patients for Follow-up.


Required Qualification

Minimum Intermediate 

Required Experience

Experience in providing counseling services 

Required Skills

Good communication skills 

Fluency in regional language

Experience with MS Office

Experience of field work

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