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Community Counsellor at Avencion Limited

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka
  • 00 USD / Year
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Avencion Limited

 Community Counsellor

Main Purpose of Job: To conduct death scene investigations with a focus on trauma outreach on the SUDI Study.

Key Responsibilities

1. Provide Emotional and Mental Health Support

  • Collaborate with Death Scene Field Investigator/Trauma Outreach Field Officer to conduct home visits to families who have experienced infant deaths.
  • Assess the emotional and mental well-being of family members and provide appropriate counseling and support.
  • Utilize expertise in grief counseling to help families cope with their loss.

2. Referral and Follow-up

  • Identify families in need of additional mental health support beyond the scope of initial counselling.
  • Offer a list of referral options or coordinate follow-up sessions with our mental health consultant, as necessary.

3. Assist in Data Collection

  • Collaborate with the Death Scene Field Investigator / Trauma Outreach Field Officer during home visits to obtain narrative descriptions of each infant’s death and document the sleep environment.
  • Employ sensitivity and empathy during the data collection process, understanding the delicate nature of the circumstances.

4. Utilize Existing Protocols

  • Familiarize yourself with protocols and tools developed for classifying safe sleeping environments.
  • Ensure adherence to these protocols during assessments and documentation.

5. Educational Support

  • Offer guidance and education to families on safe sleeping practices for infants based on established protocols.
  • Provide clear explanations and demonstrations to help families understand and implement safe sleep practices.

6.  Communication

  • Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders to share pertinent information gathered during investigations and home visits, facilitating comprehensive case management and support.
  • Participate in local and full team meetings and case reviews to discuss findings, identify areas for improvement, and develop strategies for enhancing support services for families.

7. Documentation

  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of all interactions, assessments, and findings related to death scene investigations and trauma outreach activities.
  • Ensure confidentiality and privacy of sensitive information collected during investigations and home visits, adhering to established protocols and regulations
  • Prepare comprehensive reports summarizing findings, recommendations, and follow-up actions for each case, contributing to ongoing data collection and analysis efforts.


  • Certificate or Diploma in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field.
  • Certification or licensure as a counselor.
  • Experience in grief counseling or trauma-informed care preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work sensitively with individuals and families experiencing grief and loss.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to adhere to established protocols and guidelines for data collection and assessment.


Method of Application

Please follow the link here to apply for the position you qualify for:

Closing date for applications is 11th March 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.