Volunteer Job Description:

NHS is currently recruiting volunteers to supervise and train counselling staff in Nepal. The team is comprised of 4 wonderful therapists and who will benefit greatly from the presence of an experienced child and youth supervisor. You will be able to commit to a minimum of 2 months to living and working in Pokhara. You will meet with staff at least 5 days a week, provide counseling training and case supervision. If possible, you could provide a training of your choice to the wider community.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Masters degree or equivalent in a related field,
  • Experience working with children and youth,
  • A thorough understanding of child development and the effects of attachment disruption and trauma on the child
  • Excellent counselling skills including play and/or art therapy
  • Experience assessing the emotional underpinnings of children’s behaviours and providing intervention strategies for positive caregiving
  • Experience in providing supervision, training and support to staff
  • Competence in working with diversity and gender equality
  • Understanding of Human Rights and client centered approaches
  • Ability to use initiative and function independently
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect and care
  • Maturity and discretion: demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in working in and with different and more traditional cultures

Typical Arrangements for Room/Food:

Pokhara is a beautiful town in the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains. There are a wide variety of accommodation options depending on your budget. Our team in Pokhara will be pleased to help you find a situation that suits your needs and budget. Transportation is usually done by walking, bicycle or bus. There are many wonderful sites and adventures awaiting you in your time off. NHS can help those who are selected to do fund-raising for their trip.

Application Process:

Please send us a resume and cover letter and we will contact you as soon as possible info@nepalhousesociety.org